Halloween is just around the corner and while there are so many things to be spooked about, vein treatment shouldn’t be one of them!
If you’ve been putting off varicose vein treatment because of the thoughts of the invasive surgery, then you’ll be happy to know that vein treatment technology has come a long way. We now have several non-invasive treatment options for varicose veins!
At Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center in Knoxville, TN, we offer two non-invasive vein treatments that can be completed in less than an hour. These procedures don’t require any downtime at all! Patients can walk after the procedure and return to work and usual activities the following day.
Here are the non-invasive vein treatments we offer at Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center:
• Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy
This treatment is done under local anesthesia. Heated electrical pulses are delivered through a thin catheter inserted into the diseased vein. These heated pulses cause the vein to collapse, re-routing the blood flow into the healthier, adjacent veins.
The collapsed vein soon becomes scar tissue and is absorbed by the body. This treatment has been around since 1999 and is usually covered by most medical insurance companies.
• Endovenous Laser Treatment
This vein treatment is very similar to radiofrequency ablation – it is done under local anesthesia and is administered using a thin catheter. The difference between the two lies in the type of energy used to collapse the vein.
Radiofrequency ablation uses electricity while endovenous laser uses a laser. Just like radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser treatment can be done in under an hour and patients can be up and going after the procedure.
Our team at Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center can help guide you to choose the best treatment option for you and your condition. We have the largest team of board-certified Vascular Surgeons in the East Tennessee region and an experienced nurse who can provide you with expert advice and treatments.
Our goal is simple. We want you to love your legs again! Request an appointment by calling (865) 588-8229 or by visiting this link to book an appointment online.