Varicose Vein Removal – There’s More than One Way


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If you are thinking about varicose vein removal, West Medical has plenty of treatment options that will help you get rid of the bothersome condition. For those unaware, varicose veins are for many patients little more than a cosmetic issue, with one or more veins – usually in the patient’s legs – taking on an enlarged appearance and blue hue. Varicose veins can also be accompanied by swelling, itchiness, and pain in the worst cases.

At West Medical, we offer the following treatments for this condition:

  • Compression Therapy – This treatment is used more as a temporary measure to deter the further development of your varicose veins. Essentially, continuous pressure is placed on the affected area in hopes of improving blood circulation. For patients with severe cases, further or more advanced treatments may be required.
  • Microphlebectomy – This minimally invasive option involves a small incision near the affected vein through which the vein is then closed off and extracted. Local anesthesia is used and most patients can return to their normal lives rather quickly.
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment – Similar to microphlebectomy in that this procedure is minimally invasive with a short recovery time, laser vein removal targets the vein in question with a fiber optic wire. Local anesthesia is also used and most patients feel little to no discomfort.
  • Sclerotherapy – Also minimally invasive, sclerotherapy calls for the affected veins to be injected with a solution that effectively collapses them. The procedure is not considered painful and does not require anesthesia.
  • Surgical Ligation and Stripping – The most invasive treatment we offer for enlarged veins, this operation calls for general anesthesia. During the surgery, our phlebologist will make several incisions in the affected area before tying off and completely removing the problem vein. ‘


If you are considering treatment options for your varicose, spider, or reticulated veins, please do not hesitate to contact us at West Medical via the contact page or by calling the number on your screen.

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