At the Advanced Vein Institute of Arizona we refuse to use outmoded vein procedures such as phlebectomy, vein stripping, or varicose vein removal as these are painful procedures with extremely slow healing times.
"The Advanced Vein Institute is the newest and most modern vein treatment center in Arizona."
We have a combined 30+ years of experience in vein therapy and we continue to lead the way in advanced Arizona vascular procedures.
Varicose Vein Treatment
There are several modern treaments for varicose veins, spider veins, venous insufficiency and other vascular disease which cause minimal pain (if any) and have very fast recovery times. Procedures typically take less than an hour and are in-office.
In simple terms, our vein doctor seeks to close off the dysfunctional vein, versus strip or remove the vein, so the body will re-route blood flow through the many healthy veins that remain. You don't have to live with varicose veins painful scenario any longer.
The five vein solutions we employ for varicose vein treatment are:
Medical Adhesive (VenaSeal™ Closure System)
The VenaSeal™ procedure is a revolutionary new varicose vein treatment and is the only FDA approved procedure to use medical adhesive (medical grade super glue) to close diseased superficial veins. Once the vein has been glued shut, it will undergo a process of hardening (referred to as Sclerosis), blood is immediately re-routed through other healthy veins in the leg and the affected varicose vein will be gradually absorbed by the body. The procedure is very safe and minimally invasive. Patients have expressed that they experience little to no pain during or after the varicose vein closure procedure.
Endovenous Laser Treatment or EVLT
EVLT, Endovenous Laser Treatment is another minimally invasive in-office treatment option used for the great saphenous vein and small saphenous vein incompetence. This in-office vein surgery usually takes less than an hour and uses laser energy to ablate, or destroy, the non-functioning varicose vein. A local anesthetic or light sedative may be used during the procedure.(Learn More - Watch the Video)
Radiofrequency Ablation (ClosureFast Radiofrequency Procedure)
EVLT completely changed the management of superficial venous reflux disease and varicose veins over seventeen years ago. Now, over the past several years another in-office procedure was introduced that relies on radiofrequency energy to collapse the vein. EVLT and radiofrequency ablation are nearly identical other than the energy used to treat the abnormal vein.
ClariVein Varicose Vein Treatment
Another in-office extremely safe and minimally invasive procedure offered at Advanced Vein Institute. ClariVein technique applies vein closure medication directly in the diseased great saphenous vein or small saphenous vein. This medication closes the diseased vein, allowing the body to reroute blood to healthy veins.
Liquid or foam sclerotherapy is a very common procedure used to treat small varicose and spider veins. A sclerosant is injected, sometimes under ultrasound guidance, into the problem vein or veins which causes the vein to close. Sclerotherapy is often covered by insurance if it is symptomatic and affects your activities of daily living. If not, sclerotherapy is considered a cosmetic procedure and we offer very inexpensive treatment options. Occasionally sclerotherapy causes minor itching and inflammation which lasts about an hour. We also recommend patients stay out of the sun after the procedure. It's best to schedule sclerotherapy well before you plan a vacation where you will be outside most of the time.(Learn More - Watch the Video)