Venous Insufficiency & Varicose Vein Treatment Near Denver

What is Venous Insufficiency & Varicose Vein Treatment Near Denver?

Treatment for Varicose vein located in Denver, Colorado

Venous Insufficiency is a very common condition that develops in up to half of all people in the United States.  It is the underlying cause of varicose veins, leg swelling, and up to 70% of slow healing leg wounds.


Venous Insufficiency manifests in many way, some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Varicose Veins
  • Leg Swelling that gets worse throughout the day
  • Leg Pain that gets worse throughout the day
  • Slow Healing Wounds in your legs
  • Muscle Cramping in legs
  • Skin Discoloration of the lower legs

How is Venous Insufficiency & Varicose Vein Treatment Near Denver treated?

After diagnosis using ultrasound imaging and clinic consultation, we will discuss multiple options for treatment depending on the symptoms and severity.

At ECCO we specialize in three main treatments for Venous Insufficiency:

  • Vein Ablations
  • Phlebectomy
  • Foam Sclerotherapy


Foam Sclerotherapy

Sclerosant is an injectable solution used in the treatment of venous insufficiency that can be injected as a foam or a liquid, and is typically performed after vein ablation. Foam Sclerotherapy is also an important part of venous wound care.

After a local anesthetic is applied, a tiny needle is positioned within the poorly functioning vein under ultrasound guidance. Through this needle, liquid sclerosant or foam (a combination of air and sclerosant) is injected into the veins. The injection is watched with real-time ultrasound guidance.

Foam Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure done at our facility and recovery consists of compression socks post treatment.


Also known as a “microphlebectomy,” this technique is used to remove bulging, large varicose veins by utilizing a series of tiny puncture sites and the varicose veins are pulled through the skin. This procedure is usually performed the same day as the venous ablation.

Phlebectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure done at our facility under mild sedation and recovery consists of compression socks post treatment.

Vein Ablation

"Ablation" means to terminate or reroute a faulty pathway, in this case referring to your superficial veins.  At ECCO, we have two techniques to cauterize the faulty veins so that the blood will be re-routed into the larger, intramuscular deep veins and allow decompression of the superficial veins.

EVLT Treatment

One procedure to treat venous insufficiency is called Endovenous Laser Therapy, or EVLT. This is a procedure in which a tiny catheter is introduced directly into the veins via a pinprick, and is guided to the proper location. Then a tiny laser fiber is inserted and heat is used to seal the veins permanently. Blood flow is re-routed to healthier veins in the area.

EVLT is a minimally-invasive procedure done with or without sedation at our facility and recovery time is minimal.

Venaseal Treatment

VenaSeal is an FDA-approved treatment for venous insufficiency and varicose veins that promises minimal invasiveness with outstanding results. Unique in its approach, this technique uses medical-grade glue to close off the affected veins. This innovative technique is a type of sclerotherapy, which traditionally involves injecting a solution into the veins to shrink them.
How Does It Work?

During the VenaSeal procedure, a small amount of specially formulated medical adhesive is delivered into the varicose vein through a tiny catheter (usually inserted at the wrist or groin). This glue seals the vein wall within seconds, effectively closing off the problematic venous areas. The body then naturally reroutes blood to healthier veins.
Why Choose VenaSeal?

Here are a few key reasons why VenaSeal stands out:

  • Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional vein treatments, VenaSeal requires no heat, reducing the risk of nerve damage. It also means less discomfort during the procedure with a shorter recovery period compared to traditional surgery.

  • Effective Results: VenaSeal has shown promising results in treating varicose veins - just check out this case study that reports successful treatment using the VenaSeal system for a large saphenous (leg) vein!

  • No Anesthesia Required: Since VenaSeal does not use heat, there is no need for general anesthesia during the procedure, making it a more comfortable experience for patients. In some cases, we may recommend moderate-light sedation to enhance patient comfort.

  • Fewer Side Effects: With VenaSeal, the risk of side effects such as bruising and discomfort is significantly reduced compared to other treatment options.

  • Covered by Insurance: Many insurance companies cover the cost of VenaSeal treatment, making it an accessible option for patients looking to improve their venous health.

  • Quick and Simple: The procedure is straightforward and fast, allowing patients to return to their normal activities with very little downtime.

From pre-op preparations to post-treatment care, our team of endovascular experts will guide you through every step, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience.


  • Any Side Effects?

    Endovenous Laser Treatment allows our vein specialists at ECCO to completely visualize the procedure with ultrasound imaging, significantly reducing any complications. Any bruising, swelling or discomfort experienced afterward are temporary and can generally be controlled with prescribed medication.

  • Am I a Good Candidate for EVLT?

    Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our clinic located conveniently near Denver and find out if you are a candidate for EVLT. During the consultation with your doctor, factors such as your health, medical history, and your overall vascular condition will be evaluated to determine if EVLT is right for you.