Our experienced surgeons combine state-of-the-art techniques with compassion in the diagnosis and treatment of vein ablation using ultrasound radiofrequency, phlebectomy, sclerotherapy and vein insufficiency studies.
The Utah Valley Vein Clinic services include free ultrasound vein screenings to test blood circulation in the legs, Radio Frequency Ablations which close down diseased veins, phlebectomy procedures that easily removes painful varicose veins, and top of the line sclerotherapy injections to treat spider veins.
Venous disease includes multiple ailments that are related to or caused by malfunction of the veins in our circulatory system. Most commonly we talk about the veins in our legs. They have a daunting task to battle gravity in an effort to return blood to the heart and lungs for re-oxygenation. In this effort the vein walls or valves may enlarge, weaken or become damaged.
There are some common misconceptions about venous disease and varicose veins. Some people think that vein treatment always is an invasive surgery requiring weeks of recovery. Others assume that varicose veins affect only women. To the contrary, venous disease affects both genders, and vein treatment can be surprisingly simple.
Varicose veins or spider veins are not simply cosmetic problems, but medical issues that can cause leg pain and "heaviness", restlessness, and fatigue. Because venous disease is a medical condition, some insurance may cover evaluation and treatment of varicose veins.
Superficial Venous Reflux
Superficial Venous Reflux is a common venous disease that affects millions of people. This is a condition that develops when the vein enlarges and the one-way valves inside the veins become two-way valves allowing blood to pool or congest in the lower extremities. Common symptoms and signs of superficial venous reflux include pain, swelling, leg heaviness, fatigue and restlessness in addition to varicose veins, bleeding, swelling and inflammation.
At the Utah Valley Vein Clinic, we are pleased to offer the VNUS closure procedure. As an office procedure under local anesthesia a thin catheter is inserted into the vein through a small skin opening. The catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse, and seal shut. It’s gentler than similar laser procedures and treats only the diseased vein, which allows for a rapid return to daily activity with minimal side effects. Most patients return to work the next day with little pain and few limitations. Most insurance will cover this procedure.
Varicose Vein Treatment
Our skilled health care providers will remove varicose veins using modern techniques such as micro-phlebectomy or ultrasound guided injections as an office procedure. With microphlebectomy, tiny incisions are made in the skin and the vein is pulled out under local anesthesia. The results are immediate and extremely satisfying. Ultrasound guided injections are also available for smaller varicose veins.
Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins are easily treated in our office using injection sclerotherapy. This technique is preferred over laser for eliminating spider veins in the legs. This procedure uses an extremely small needle and FDA approved sclerosing agents. These solutions are injected directly into the vein, causing the vein to collapse and disappear gradually over three to six weeks. The procedure is simple, relatively inexpensive, and is performed right in our office.