Sclerotherapy before endovenous laser vein treatment?

My doctor said my vein is too large to have sclerotherapy performed first, is this true?

Question: I have a few visible spider veins on my lower leg that I want treated with foam sclerotherapy. However, the doctor wants me to do endovenous laser treatment before the sclerotherapy. According to him, my vein is way too large and if I do the sclerotherapy first, they will reappear. Is this true?

Answer: The short answer is yes. If the veins you want treated are too large, the sclerosant, regardless of agitating it or not, will simply wash out of the treated area. Additionally, if the veins you want treated are tributaries of larger veins that are abnormal, then the sclerotherapy will also fail because of the build up of pressure in the larger veins. You can certainly try the sclerotherapy first. But usually this is a waste of time and money. You can liken it to pulling leaves off a tree to trim it.

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By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | May 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Q&A: What Can A Venous Reflux Exam Tell Me?

Question: What can a venous reflux exam tell me? How does this treatment measure my veins effectiveness?

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By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | May 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Q&A: How long does varicose vein surgery take?

Question: How long does the actual varicose vein surgery itself take and how much time should I expect for the recovery?

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By Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE | May 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Q & a: mejores maneras de juzgar las calificaciones de un médico para el tratamiento de las venas?

Pregunta: ¿Cuáles son las mejores maneras de juzgar las calificaciones de un médico para el tratamiento de las venas?  Mis venas están en forma horrible, y me dijeron recientemente que necesitaría 5 procedimientos diferentes de ablación y 6 citas de escleroterapia después. Tuve mi primer procedimiento VNUS por un médico de la vena en Gilbert…

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Q & a: mi tobillo sigue hinchado después de las inyecciones

By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | May 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Q & a: mi tobillo sigue hinchado después de las inyecciones

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By Jason Babcock, MBA CMPE | May 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Q&A: Best Ways to Judge a Doctor’s Qualifications for Vein Treatment?

Question: What are the best ways to judge a doctor’s qualifications for vein treatment?  My veins are in horrible shape, and I was recently told that I would need 5 different ablation procedures and 6 Sclerotherapy appointments afterwards. I had my first VNUS procedure by a vein doctor in Gilbert on the greater saphenous vein, and…

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Q&A: My Ankle is Still Swollen After Injections

By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | May 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Q&A: My Ankle is Still Swollen After Injections

Question: I had my injections (Sclerotherapy) done 3 weeks ago (not at Advanced Vein Institute of Arizona). My ankle is still terribly swollen. I’ve been back twice for an ultrasound and no clot. How long does the swelling normally last?  I walk and did wear my stockings as directed. It is deterring me from continuing treatment…

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By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | May 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Q & a: ¿se pueden tratar las venas normales?

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By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | May 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Q&A: Can Normal Veins Be Treated?

Question: Can normal veins be treated?  So I have normal very long green bluish color veins in my wrist. I know there normal but I hate how they look. Can I treat it with sclerotherapy? I also have 2 long green veins in my chest. Help! Also I’m 15, can I go through sclerotherapy?

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By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | Apr 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Q & a: ¿qué se puede sugerir para disminuir la visibilidad de las varices?

Pregunta: Tengo 50 años de edad; un soltero, y un maestro. En este momento tengo varices (aunque no son dolorosas) en mi pierna derecha. No estoy feliz de verlos. ¿Qué puede sugerir para disminuir su visibilidad?

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By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | Apr 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Q&A: What is “extensive vascular calcium deposits”?

Question: What is “extensive vascular calcium deposits” when shown on X-rays?

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About Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC

Jilanne is Phoenix Metros only Doctorate Nurse Practitioner that has been trained extensively by a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, an Interventional Radiologist, and an Interventional Cardiologist. Dr. Rose is highly regarded by patients and physicians who seek her out because of her expertise in vein disease, her commitment to compassionate care, and her excellent success rates. As a peripheral vascular specialist that has performed well over 10,000 vascular interventions, Dr. Rose is dedicated to helping patients achieve a pain free, healthy and happy life.