Are you one of the 40 million Americans affected by venous disease? Contrary to popular belief, venous disease is not always just a cosmetic issue and can lead to major complications if left untreated. We can help. Learn about the two main types of treatment we offer at our Vein Center in Greenville:
Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVTA)
At Hunt Regional, we use a minimally invasive procedure known as endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) to treat vein conditions that pose health risks. This treatment is used to reduce painful symptoms and to lower the risk of complications associated with venous insufficiency, blood clots (deep vein thrombosis) and/or varicose veins.
During the procedure, a vascular surgeon inserts a catheter into the diseased vein by way of a small (1-2 mm) incision. This technique creates heat in the vein, damaging the vein walls and causing them to close. After treatment, your body will begin naturally re-routing blood through other healthy veins in your leg.
If you’re considering EVTA treatment, there are a number of benefits to consider, including:
- Immediate relief of symptoms
- Little to no pain experienced during or after the procedure
- Having it performed as an outpatient procedure
- Use of local anesthesia as opposed to general anesthesia
- The ability to resume normal activities on the same day as treatment
- Excellent cosmetic outcomes
For more information about EVTA, you can also visit our Vein Center FAQ page.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
Although spider veins are not considered to be harmful (like varicose veins can be), they are often treated for cosmetic reasons. At Hunt Regional, we use a medical procedure known as sclerotherapy to eliminate spider veins.
This technique involves injecting a solution into the spider vein, which causes the vein wall to seal shut and therefore, stop blood flow. The vein then turns into scar tissue and fades away over a period of weeks
If you are wondering whether to seek treatment for a common vein condition, you can take a self-assessment to gather more information; moreover, it is recommended to share any questions or concerns you may have with your doctor. And for additional questions you have about our available treatments, please contact the Hunt Regional Vein Center at 903-408-4080.