Varicose Vein Treatments available at our Hudson Valley, New York location
We provide several kinds of treatments for varicose veins here at our Hudson Valley location. Read on to learn more about each different varicose vein treatment.
Endovenous laser treatment is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment alternative to surgical stripping of the great saphenous vein. Instead of removing the saphenous vein, it is sealed closed in place. The skin on the inside of the knee is anesthetized and a small laser fiber is inserted through a needle stick into the damaged vein. ... Read More
Endovenous radio frequency ablation (Closure® procedure) is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment alternative to surgical stripping of the great saphenous vein. Instead of removing the saphenous vein, it is sealed closed in place. The skin on the inside of the knee is anesthetized and a radio frequency catheter is inserted into the damaged vein through ... Read More
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (Echo-Sclerotherapy) is an in-office treatment alternative to surgical stripping. With this technique and based on the clinical judgment of the doctor, sclerotherapy is done with either a liquid or "foamed" sclerosant, while the doctor visually monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen. This enables treatment of veins that can't be seen because ... Read More
There are several surgical options for the treatment of varicose veins. Surgery may be performed using local, spinal, or general anesthesia. Most patients return home the same day as the procedure. Surgery is generally used to treat large varicose veins.
Traditional ligation & stripping of the great saphenous vein is usually performed in a hospital operating room or outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia. An incision is made in the groin and the saphenous vein is tied off at its’ origin. Then a series of incisions are made in the leg and a wire “stripper” ... Read More
PIN stripping is an updated method of vein stripping. This technique is performed in a hospital operating room or outpatient surgical center but can be done using either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. A small incision is made in the leg and the “PIN stripper” is inserted and advanced through the vein. ... Read More
Ambulatory phlebectomy is a method of surgical removal of surface varicose veins. Ambulatory phlebectomy is usually performed in a doctor’s office using local anesthesia. The area surrounding the varicose vein clusters is flooded with anesthetic fluid. A needle is then used to make a puncture next to the varicose vein and a small hook is ... Read More
Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) can be used to treat small spider veins and facial redness. A light beam is pulsed through the skin and onto the veins in order to seal them off and cause them to dissolve. Light-based treatment is generally used only to treat small veins. Treatments may be combined with ... Read More
Conservative treatments include compression stockings and herbal treatments. Compression Stockings Graduated compression stockings are a mainstay of initial/conservative management of venous disease. Graduated compression stockings are tighter around the foot and ankle and the compression decreases as it goes up the leg. This "graduated compression" promotes the normal flow of blood up the leg. Possible complications of graduated ... Read More
Dr. Arlen G. Fleisher, MD, FACS, RPVI, RVT and his staff at the Hudson Valley Office are available to answer any questions you may have about your vein condition. With nearly 30 years of experience of treating varicose veins, spider veins other vein conditions, Dr. Fleisher and his staff has become a trusted source for vein information for the ... Read More