We believe not all limbs are the same. We over 16 years of experience in managing venous leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, symptomatic varicose veins, cosmetic spider veins, and lymphedema. We offer many options for patients in an effort to be able to address any patient with vein related or lymphatic concerns.
Endovenous Laser Treatment/Radiofrequency Obliteration – these are catheter-based treatments and proven in safety and success rates. Accepted by most insurance carriers as a proven treatment for those in need. We offer both endovenous laser and radiofrequency to manage eligible saphenous veins, and choose the modality based upon patient preference and anatomy.
Venaseal – This treatment is a catheter-based treatment for eligible saphenous veins. Venaseal is ideal for patients who are fearful of needles, poorly mobile, or on blood thinners as the treatment is performed with a single access site and an adhesive is used to seal the vein. Additional benefits include No Downtime & No Compression is required. Overall this new treatment is very well tolerated, and many insurance companies recognize it as an accepted treatment.
ClariVein – This treatment offers a combined mechanical and chemical method to treat saphenous veins. The benefit is a single needle stick and success rates that parallel most thermal techniques. This is recognized by some carriers and popularity is continuing to grow.
Chemical Ablation (Sclerotherapy) – Dr. Schul has performed this treatment since beginning a career in helping patients.The chemical injury to the vein wall causes an inflammatory response that seals the vessel and allows the body to absorb the vein over time.Often 3-4 sessions will be needed over 12 months to achieve the desired effect.This is generally considered the best treatment for patients who have recurrent varicose veins after surgery.
Varithena – Varithena is a proprietary chemical foam. It is a treatment for saphenous veins and varicose veins of the great saphenous region only. Varithena offers a means to treat varicose veins with a specific chemical blend of polidocanol that is delivered in a foam consistency from a can. Dr. Schul and his team were the first to use Varithena on patients as it became available to those in need. More carriers are becoming acceptable to Varithena and its indications.
Microphlebectomy – Under local anesthesia, small incisions are made to remove large ropey veins. Limitation of this therapy is location of the vein and overall skin integrity. This is not surgical stripping, rather an elegant way to remove unsightly veins. The majority of patients converse with us as we listen to music of the patient’s choosing. This is an alternative to large vein sclerotherapy and is widely accepted by insurance carriers as an effective procedure.
Small Vein Treatment – Varicose veins and spider veins are a manifestation of the same thing affecting different sized vessels. Spider veins are most commonly treated with sclerotherapy using FDA approved and commercially available sclerosants. The number of treatments depends upon surface area and vein density. We offer laser and pulsed light therapy for smaller veins and for patients who may be afraid of small needles. Ultimately if you have small cosmetic veins that are a burden to you, we can help.