Varicose vein treatments are quick, minimally invasive, and affordable. And many varicose vein procedures are covered by insurance. Cincinnati vein specialist, Dr. Sukir Sinnathamby offers a wide range of options that can be customized to your individual needs.
Varicose Vein Treatment Before & After
This Cincinnati woman came to our office for the treatment of unsightly varicose veins in her upper leg. Not only were they bothering her cosmetically, but she was also experiencing leg pain and fatigue after walking short distances. Dr. Sinnathamby performed an ambulatory phlebectomy combined with laser therapy to virtually eliminate the appearance of the varicose veins. See more before & after photos
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
Varicose vein treatments are performed in our outpatient center, Varicose to Perfect, in Springboro, Ohio, about 45 minutes outside of Cincinnati. Please call 937-303-4500 for a consultation to learn more about our procedures and which is best for you.
Sclerotherapy Varicose Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy successfully eliminates the appearance of unsightly veins by up to 95% and is the gold standard for varicose vein treatment. It is quick, relatively painless, and requires little or no downtime. Treatment involves a direct injection into the veins with a sclerosing agent that causes irritation, forcing them to collapse and fade from view.
Many patients will see a significant improvement after just one treatment, however, most patients will need 2 to 6 treatments to achieve the best cosmetic results. Sclerotherapy sessions last 15 to 20 minutes each.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy Removes Varicose Veins
Ambulatory phlebectomy, simply known as “hook phlebectomy”, is generally recommended for patients who suffer from protruding varicose veins in the legs. Compared to traditional vein stripping methods, an ambulatory phlebectomy is a varicose vein treatment option that can be performed in-office under local anesthesia, and in most cases requires only one visit to complete.
Dr. Sinnathamby will use a micro-extraction hook to remove varicose veins through a very small incision. After successful removal, patients are fitted with a compression bandage, which is worn for two weeks, to aid in healing and minimize swelling and discomfort.
Endovenous Laser Varicose Vein Treatment (EVLT)
Developed by leading phlebologists, EVLT is a virtually painless varicose vein treatment that can be completed in our Cincinnati area office in less than 1 hour with practically no downtime. Laser treatment offers immediate relief in both the internal and external symptoms of varicose veins. Multiple treatments will further reduce the appearance of varicose veins and in many cases eliminate them altogether.
The EVLT procedure uses duplex ultrasound technology to map out the positioning of the saphenous vein. After applying a local anesthetic, a catheter is placed inside the vein and positioned near the groin. A laser fiber is then threaded through the catheter, and when activated emits targeted radial energy that gently closes the vein walls from the inside – causing branch veins to shrink and lose their unattractive appearance. Blood flow is re-routed through healthy veins in the region.