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What are some possible treatments for varicose vein disease?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
4 doctors agree

In brief: A combination

Spider veins are most commonly treated with sclerotherapy.
If you have vein disease, a combination of things is often used. With varicose veins, it important to have an ultrasound of your veins to see if there is any underlying vein trouble that is causing your visible veins. This is usually treated with endoveneous laser or rf. The rest can be treated with phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, or both.

In brief: A combination

Spider veins are most commonly treated with sclerotherapy.
If you have vein disease, a combination of things is often used. With varicose veins, it important to have an ultrasound of your veins to see if there is any underlying vein trouble that is causing your visible veins. This is usually treated with endoveneous laser or rf. The rest can be treated with phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, or both.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varicose veins

This depends on the cause.
Venous Doppler sonogram important to determine the cause. Once done if bulging varicose then thermal ablation may be best option ,other choices include foam sclerotherapy,or clariven- mechanical chemical ablation If only spider veins then sclerotherapy is best option

In brief: Varicose veins

This depends on the cause.
Venous Doppler sonogram important to determine the cause. Once done if bulging varicose then thermal ablation may be best option ,other choices include foam sclerotherapy,or clariven- mechanical chemical ablation If only spider veins then sclerotherapy is best option
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Elastic stockings

Surgery is the last option , avoid prolonged passive standing, if pregnant after delivery they will improve, wear elastic stocking as much as possible, while watching tv, or sitting try to elivate the feet if possible.

In brief: Elastic stockings

Surgery is the last option , avoid prolonged passive standing, if pregnant after delivery they will improve, wear elastic stocking as much as possible, while watching tv, or sitting try to elivate the feet if possible.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Laser Ablation

There are now wonderful, minimally invasive in-office procedures for varicose veins - no more vein stripping! varicosities are caused by an underlying vein problem known as venous insufficiency, which is easily corrected by laser closure or ablation.
The residual, superficial varicose veins are then taken care of by either injection sclerotherapy, or micro-incisional resection, a.K.A. Phlebectomy.

In brief: Laser Ablation

There are now wonderful, minimally invasive in-office procedures for varicose veins - no more vein stripping! varicosities are caused by an underlying vein problem known as venous insufficiency, which is easily corrected by laser closure or ablation.
The residual, superficial varicose veins are then taken care of by either injection sclerotherapy, or micro-incisional resection, a.K.A. Phlebectomy.
Dr. Craig Schwartz
Dr. Craig Schwartz
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 4 choices.

I offer patients 4 choices: 1.
Do nothing since treatment is elective. This seems unrealistic since it will worsen over time. 2. Support hose to buy time and reduce venous pressure. 3. Sclerotherapy-but this is not ideal treatment for varicose veins. 4. Full venous evaluation with venous reflux sonogram and, if leaking valves, then laser closure with microphlebectomies.

In brief: 4 choices.

I offer patients 4 choices: 1.
Do nothing since treatment is elective. This seems unrealistic since it will worsen over time. 2. Support hose to buy time and reduce venous pressure. 3. Sclerotherapy-but this is not ideal treatment for varicose veins. 4. Full venous evaluation with venous reflux sonogram and, if leaking valves, then laser closure with microphlebectomies.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Conservative

Treatment includes exercise, weight loss, leg elevation, and compression hose.
Laser ablation or removing the veins surgically are other options.

In brief: Conservative

Treatment includes exercise, weight loss, leg elevation, and compression hose.
Laser ablation or removing the veins surgically are other options.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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