Varicose Vein Treatments

There are millions of people who suffer from varicose veins. Many people are unaware of the various treatment options available. The good news is, you no longer have to live with varicose veins. We provide a variety of effective varicose vein treatment options that offer phenomenal cosmetic results. 

Here are a few of our varicose vein treatment options we provide 

Vein Treatment Without Surgery?
Our physician utilizes innovative non-surgical procedures for all vein treatments. As a result, you experience great results with little or no down-time. 

Benefits of Non-Surgical Varicose Vein Treatments
There are many benefits to minimally invasive therapy for varicose veins, including:

  • A simple procedure
  • Performed under local anesthetic
  • Minimally invasive, so minimal risk of scarring and postoperative infection
  • Less than 1-hour examination and treatment time
  • Rapid recovery with little pain after the procedure
  • Normal activities can be resumed immediately
  • Excellent clinical and aesthetic results
Endovascular Laser Treatment (EVLT)
Endovenous laser therapy is a quick, minimally invasive alternative to traditional vein stripping. It leaves no scarring and is performed under local anesthesia in a doctor's office. It also features a short, relatively pain-free recovery time. Prior to treatment, a physical examination using an ultrasound machine is completed to map out the vein to be treated.

The treatment itself takes less than an hour. First, the area to be treated is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein using a special tube called a sheath. Once the fiber is positioned properly, laser energy is applied as the physician slowly pulls the fiber through the length of the vein. Delivered in short pulses, the laser energy heats the vein from within, causing it to shrink, collapse and seal shut. Once it’s sealed, healthy veins take over and redirect bloodflow back toward the heart.

Walking immediately after the procedure is encouraged, and you can return to normal daily activity right away. However, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks. You may experience some bruising or soreness for 3 to 5 days. Walking or taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps relieve any remaining discomfort.

Micro Phlebectomy
Just like the EVLT, the Micro Phlebectomy is also done within a doctor’s office. This particular treatment consists of removing varicose veins through tiny incisions. This particular procedure takes less than an hour to complete. You can return to your day-to-day functions quickly. There’s no hospital stay, general anesthetic or IV required. It can be performed with a local anesthetic with an oral sedation (or without). There is little or no risk of blood loss, infection or other side effects. Most of all, there is very little or no scarring which is a concern among many people.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Ambulatory phlebectomy micro-extraction is a medical procedure that allows for the removal of large surface varicose veins through very small incisions that require no stitches. Unlike traditional vein ligation and stripping, it can be performed in a doctor's office.
During the procedure, the physician makes micro-incisions or needle punctures as small as 1mm in diameter in your leg. He or she then uses a phlebectomy hook to extract the varicose vein through the micro-incision or needle puncture. With this procedure, a compression bandage is worn for 2 weeks. This minimizes swelling and discomfort and allows for proper healing.

Are there Any Risks of Varicose Vein Treatments?
Regardless of what medical procedure you undergo, there is always some level of risk involved. Patients experience mild complications as a result of varicose vein treatments such as swelling, bruising, etc. Prior to any treatment, we require a complete medical history and a medical examination. Our goal is for each of our patients to experience a safe recovery and great results. 

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Chicago Vein & Laser Institute
804 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Tel: 847-605-9500

, October 23, 2012
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Treats you like a human being and not another commodity. Highly recommended if you're looking for varicose vein removal or spider vein treatment...5 stars!