How Are Varicose Veins Removed? 5 Best Treatments for Varicose Veins

How are varicose veins removed?

If you’re one of the many people who suffer from varicose veins, you may be wondering how to get rid of them. There are numerous treatments available, and which one is right for you will depend on the severity of your condition, the location and size of your varicose veins, whether you have spider veins, and whether your varicose veins are caused by underlying chronic venous insufficiency.

Our board-certified vein doctors in New York perform thorough diagnostic tests to determine if you have underlying vein disease and curate a personalized vein treatment plan consisting of minimally invasive procedures. Our considered approach to varicose vein treatments ensures safe and consistent results. You can find our medical centers for vein treatment in Midtown Manhattan and the Financial District.

Below, we describe the best minimally invasive varicose vein treatments in New York.

#1. Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation

RFA is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to destroy the vein. A small incision is made in the skin, and a thin catheter is inserted into the vein. Radiofrequency energy is then passed through the catheter, causing the vein to collapse. RFA is a very effective treatment for the root cause of varicose veins, and it has a quick recovery time.

How are varicose veins removed? What are the best treatments for varicose veins? We describe the best minimally invasive varicose vein treatments in New York.

#2. Endovenous Laser Ablation

EVLA is similar to RFA, but instead of using radiofrequency energy, it uses laser energy. A small incision is made in the skin, and a thin fiber is inserted into the vein. The laser energy is then passed through the fiber, causing the vein to collapse. EVLA is an effective treatment for the root cause of varicose veins, and it has a quick recovery time.

#3. VenaSeal Closure System

Venaseal is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a medical adhesive to seal the vein. A small incision is made in the skin, and a catheter is inserted into the vein. The medical adhesive is then injected into the vein, causing it to seal shut. Over time, the diseased vein gets metabolized by the body, and the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins. Venaseal is an effective treatment for varicose veins, and it has a quick recovery time.

#4. Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the removal of superficial varicose veins. Small incisions are made on the skin, and the superficial varicose veins are carefully removed through those incisions. Ambulatory phlebectomy is an effective treatment for superficial varicose veins, especially since it guarantees instant results.

 #5. Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of a chemical solution into the varicose veins. The chemical solution irritates the varicose veins, causing them to collapse and get absorbed by the body. Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for small varicose veins and spider veins. However, sclerotherapy can only improve the cosmetic appearance of the legs — it can’t treat underlying vein disease.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Experiencing symptoms of vein disease? Book an appointment with one of the our Vein Specialists in New York.

Your information is encrypted and secure. By registering you confirm that you accept Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Is Vicks good for varicose veins?

There are many treatments for varicose veins, ranging from lifestyle changes to minimally invasive procedures. Unfortunately, Vicks VapoRub is not an effective treatment for varicose veins. Vicks is often used to treat colds, muscle aches, and even arthritis. But there is no evidence to suggest that it can treat varicose veins. If you’re looking for an effective treatment for varicose veins, your best bet is to visit a medical center for vein treatment led by board-certified vein doctors specializing in minimally invasive procedures.

I have really bad varicose veins. What should I do?

If your varicose veins are causing you pain or making you self-conscious, there are treatments available to help. But before you start any type of treatment, it’s important to see a board-certified vein doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and find out what’s best for you. The following are a few things you can do at home to help relieve the pain and discomfort of varicose veins.

  • Wear compression stockings. These special stockings put gentle pressure on your legs, which helps to minimize the size of the varicose veins and improve blood flow.
  • Elevate your legs. When you’re sitting down, prop your legs up on a stool or pillows to take the pressure off your veins. This can reduce pain and swelling.
  • Exercise regularly. Engage in cardiovascular exercises that work your calf muscles, such as running, swimming, cycling, and yoga. These exercises improve blood circulation and alleviate the discomfort and pain caused by chronic venous insufficiency.

The aforementioned methods can only alleviate the symptoms and discomfort caused by varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. If you have really bad varicose veins, you must visit board-certified vein doctors who can diagnose and treat the root cause of your vein problems using minimally invasive procedures.

Is it painful to have varicose veins removed?

No, it is not painful to have varicose veins removed. The procedure is typically done using local anesthesia, which numbs the area. You may feel some pressure during the procedure, but you should not feel any pain. After the procedure, you can resume your daily activities and work immediately. The side effects are mild, tolerable, and temporary.

How long does it take to remove a varicose vein?

There are a few factors that determine how long it takes to remove a varicose vein. The size of the vein, the location of the vein, and the type of procedure used to remove the vein all play a role in the length of the procedure. However, in most cases, our vein doctors can complete minimally invasive varicose vein treatments within an hour, following which you may resume your daily activities and work.

MEET OUR NEW YORK

VEIN SPECIALISTS

Dr.MICHAEL NGUYEN

Veins Specialist NYC

He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at our Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center NYC.

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. NAMRATA KHIMANI

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City.

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. JUAN D. MONTOYA

Veins Specialists NYC

Highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in Vein Treatments in Manhattan.

YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. SAREH RAJAEE

Veins Specialists NYC

She has extensive experience with vein performing procedures based on New York City.

 HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Caroline Novak

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an Internal Medicine and Vein Disease specialist with experience in minimally invasive treatments at our Long Island clinic.

  NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Learn more about our clinics, doctors and procedures!

badge-1
badge-1
badge-1
badge-1
badge-1
badge-1

Contact us

phone-icon_1

Call us

Speak instantly with one of our team members; they will answer any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage, booking an appointment and our vein treatment locations. (646) 859-1833

hand-icon_1

Book online

Visit our Book Appointment page and instantly request an appointment at the New York vein center near you. We offer Free Insurance Verification before your appointment.

location-icon

Get directions

Learn how to easily get to the New York vein center.

Who Treats Varicose Veins? And Other FAQs

Who Treats Varicose Veins? And Other FAQs

Who Treats Varicose Veins? And Other FAQs Who treats varicose veins? A varicose vein is an enlarged, swollen, often twisted vein that most commonly occurs in the legs. While varicose veins are generally not dangerous, they can be painful and lead to more serious...

read more