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​​​​​​​Baylor Scott & White Legacy Heart Center offers minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins.

Eliminate Varicose Veins Without Surgery​

Do You Experience Discomfort From Varicose Veins?
Our vein specialists offer effective solutions for treating varicose veins and spider ​​veins. We specialize in minimally invasive techniques that allow patients to be treated with little or no pain right in our office. What to Look for When Considering Treatment

  • Veins that are dark purple or blue in color
  • Veins that appear twisted and bulging
  • An achy or heavy feeling in your legs
  • ​Burning, throbbing or muscle cramping in your legs
  • Swelling in your legs
  • Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Itching around one or more of your veins
  • Bleeding from varicose veins
  • Color changes, hardening of the vein, inflammation of the skin or skin ulcers near your ankle, which can mean you have a serious form of vascular disease that requires medical attention

Dramatic Results Without Drastic Measures
Banish varicose veins with a minimally invasive vein treatment that is safe, effective and works without painful surgery and lengthy downtime. It’s a non-surgical alternative to vein stripping that seals varicose veins shut and eliminates them for good.

Fast, Safe, In-office Procedures
Endovascular radiofrequency or laser ablation During the procedure, a thin fiber is inserted into the varicose vein through a tiny entry point, usually near the knee. A local anesthetic is used to minimize the pain from the small incision. Local anesthetic is also applied along the length of the vein to make the procedure virtually painless. As the fiber is withdrawn, targeted energy damages the vein walls, shrinking them and closing the faulty vein so that blood cannot flow through it. The body simply reroutes the blood flow through healthier veins. No other tissue in the legs is affected.

Sclerotherapy
For this procedure, your doctor injects small-sized varicose veins known as spider veins with a solution that closes those veins. Treated varicose veins should fade in a few weeks. Each vein can respond differently and may require an additional injection to achieve the desired result.

 


FAQ​​s​​​

What are the complications of this procedure?
A small number of patients experience numbness that usually passes quickly. Also, there may be minor soreness and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers as necessary.

How long does it take to recuperate?
Patients can expect a fast recovery. Usually a patient is up and walking immediately and can resume normal daily activity; however, patients are advised to avoid rigorous activities such as gym workouts for a few days.

Is this therapy effective for smaller varicose veins or spider veins? ​
No. After having the minimally invasive vein treatment, you may still have smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy can be used to treat these if desired.

Call 469.800.6300 to schedule a consultation with one of our vein specialists.​