Complete Vein Treatment from start to finish – at ONE location
More than eighty million Americans have varicose veins or spider veins. The good news is that both can be treated easily at Naugatuck Valley Radiology for healthier and more attractive legs. Evaluations and procedures are performed in our office. Treatments are minimally invasive with no need for a hospital stay, and you can return to regular activities immediately after treatment.
Answers at your first visit
Other vein treatment programs require you to make two or three separate visits before receiving a diagnosis or treatment plan- first an examination by a doctor, followed by a separate trip to an imaging center for ultrasound studies, then back to the doctor’s office for a follow-up appointment to get the results and diagnosis. At Naugatuck Valley, you receive a full consultation and treatment plan in one visit. Dr. Gersten, our interventional and vein specialized radiologist will conduct the ultrasound imaging and vein “mapping” on site. He will speak with you after the test to explain the results and provide you with a personalized treatment plan for your specific problem.
Endovenous Laser Treatments (ELVT)
Dr. Gersten will use ultrasound equipment to guide a thin laser fiber into the problem vein. The laser light heats the vein lining and causes it to collapse, shrink and eventually disappear. Blood is automatically routed to other healthy veins. Treatments are performed with local anesthesia and typically take about one hour.
Sclerotherapy is used for treating spider veins or smaller varicose veins. The most modern sclerotheraphy solutions are injected into the vein using a tiny needle. The solution irritates the vein’s lining and causes the vein to close off, shrink and disappear.
For larger veins, a foam solution may be used for sclerotherapy. Foam fills larger vein cavities and seals off blood flow, leading to eventual shrinkage of those treated veins.
This treatment is a minor surgical technique performed with a local anesthethic that requires making tiny incisions in the skin through which large varicose veins are removed. The incisions are so small that stitches are not required.
Many vein treatments are covered by insurance.
All vein treatments at Naugatuck Valley are minimally invasive. Your are up and walking as soon as the procedure is over and may resume normal activities as long as they are not strenuous. Compression bandages or compression stockings are placed on the legs after treatment to reduce pressure on the veins and promote healing.