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.