Our doctors sometimes use nonthermal ablation techniques, which involve injecting chemicals into a vein to cause it to collapse and disappear.
Also called Varithena®, this procedure involves injecting a chemical into an affected vein to cause it to collapse. Blood is redirected to healthy veins nearby.
Your NYU Langone vein specialist numbs the skin on an area of the leg with a local anesthetic, makes an incision, and inserts a thin hollow tube called a catheter into the damaged vein. Then he or she injects a small amount of the chemical through the catheter into the vein.
The procedure takes less than an hour to complete, and you can go home the same day. You can resume your usual activities immediately, but your doctor may recommend avoiding exercise for up to two weeks.
Also called ClariVein®, this technique uses a small, rotating metal wire and a liquid chemical that irritates a damaged vein’s walls, causing it to close. Compared to some thermal treatments, it requires fewer injections of local anesthesia.
Your specialist makes a tiny incision in the skin, then guides a catheter into the affected vein using ultrasound imaging. Next, he or she delivers the liquid through the catheter while the rotating wire helps to destroy the vein. Blood is rerouted to healthy veins nearby.
This procedure takes less time than other minimally invasive procedures, such as phlebectomy, and you can go home the same day.
Also called VenaSeal™, this procedure uses a medical adhesive to close a varicose vein.
Your NYU Langone vein specialist punctures the skin of the leg and inserts a catheter using ultrasound guidance. Next, he or she delivers several precisely measured injections of a medical adhesive into the varicose vein and presses on it to compress the vein walls, closing them off. Blood is rerouted to healthy veins nearby.
The procedure takes less than an hour, and you can go home the same day.