Chronic Venous Insufficiency Overview
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Treatments
Treating underlying chronic venous insufficiency can improve symptoms and the cosmetic appearance of the legs. On the right are pictures of a Vein Clinic patient before and after treatment with radiofrequency ablation.
Treatment usually begins with conservative measures: compression stockings, leg elevation, weight loss. If conservative measures don’t help, your doctor will decide how to proceed based on your individual venous anatomy as well as your unique medical history and priorities.
• Endovenous thermal ablations: Endovenous ablation uses hеаt рrоduсеd by a laser or hіgh-frеquеnсу sound waves to heat uр affected veins and seal them closed, re-routing blood flow to healthier veins. There is no down-time associated with endovenous ablation; it is safe, effective and convenient.
• Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is the injection оf a medication directly іntо аffесtеd vеіnѕ. Delivered in liquid or foam form, the medication irritates the walls of the veins and causes them to seal closed. Over time, the veins are reabsorbed by the body.
Vein Treatment FAQ
Before any treatment is done, you will have a detailed outline of how much you will owe (if anything). We will work directly with your insurance company to help you get treated.
We work closely with insurance companies and you to ensure that there are no surprise bills or hidden costs.
Do I need a physician referral?
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
2. Photo ID.
3. Complete medical history. List of all prescriptions and over-the counter medication that you are taking.
4. List of allergies, including food and medical.
Dr. Michael Nguyen
VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center.
As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.