Treatments We Offer
Minimally invasive procedures tailored to fit your condition.
The treatment options we recommend depend upon the extent and severity of varicose veins and whether patients have responded to initial conservative approaches. UR Medicine Vein Care physicians see patients at the vein center in Brighton, outpatient surgical center at Sawgrass, at Highland Hospital and in Canandaigua. Venous vascular procedures are done on an outpatient basis, either in a physician’s office or, in the case of more extensive procedures, in an operating room.
Procedures we offer:
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)/endovenous laser ablation (EVLT)—uses heat to cause the greater saphenous vein to thrombose, is currently the preferred treatment for those with moderate to severe venous insufficiency. The body eventually absorbs the treated vein and blood then reroutes through other veins.
- VenaSeal Closure System—latest advancement in varicose vein treatment to be approved by the FDA. VenaSeal permanently seals superficial varicose veins of the legs using a medical grade adhesive, or superglue. VenaSeal offers several advantages to other closure systems:
- No trial of conservative therapy needed as the procedure is currently self-pay. For those with high deductible plans who will not meet their deductible, the true out-of pocket cost may be similar to having other procedures covered by insurance. The physicians at UR Medicine Vein Care can help to assess if you are a good candidate for VenaSeal.
- Minimized needle sticks
- No compression stockings required post-procedure
- No post-procedure restrictions
- Sclerotherapy—spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, during which a chemical is injected into the veins causing the veins to close up and eventually disappear, thereby eliminating the characteristic appearance of black-and-blue patches under the skin.
- Microphlebectomy— a procedure to remove a vein through small puncture wounds can also be done in conjunction with the other procedures. This treatment is effective for superficial varicose veins that cannot be treated with sclerotherapy. Patients return to normal activity immediately.
- Veinwave—an FDA-approved device to treat spider veins that are too small to treat with injection sclerotherapy and is effective for treatment of both legs and face.
- Venous Ulcer care—venous ulcers can be treated in several ways depending on the severity of the ulcer. The first step in treatment involves assessing and improving circulation and may include wearing compression stockings or wraps. Subsequent treatment may involve antibiotics and procedures to treat varicose veins.