Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a specialized procedure that is used for treating a variety of refluxing veins, in which the “backward” flow of blood creates symptoms associated with varicose veins.
A small needle is inserted into the affected vein utilizing ultrasound guidance, which provides a type of “visualization” which enables the surgeon to precisely target the area to be treated. A foaming solution is injected which irritates the lining of the vessel causing it to swell and stick together, resulting in reducing, or eliminating, the painful symptoms of varicose veins.
Ultrasound guidance is a procedure done in the office, after which you will remain lying on the table for approximately 30 minutes. Following the procedure, patients are fitted with a compression stocking and asked to walk around to promote blood flow into the deeper veins.