Varicose Vein Treatment Options
In the past, the only treatment for a reflexing saphenous vein was “vein stripping”. This was the operation "your momma had". It required general anesthesia, weeks in the hospital, was quite painful, cosmetically disappointing and had a high recurrence rate.
Fortunately that is not the case today. There are numerous options to address each patient’s individual needs. With Dr. Critchlow’s wide range and long history of treating veins he can optimize treatment for each patient. Dr. Critchlow has extensive experience with sclerotherapy, foamed sclerotherapy, ambulatory Phlebectomy, Tri-Vec Phlebectomy, radio frequency ablation (VNUS), endovenous laser ablation, external laser ablation of spider veins, PIN stripping, SEPs, and vein stripping. Some of these options are still occasionally used, most replaced by others. Often a combination of treatments work best.