Leg Vein Procedures

Leg vein procedures are designed to eliminate unsightly spider and varicose veins. The procedures are completed on an outpatient basis and most people will resume their normal activities the next day.

Types of Procedures

  • Sclerotherapy or chemical ablation - A chemical is injected into each of the damaged veins. This will scar the vein so that it will no longer be able to carry blood. It is a short office procedure.
  • Radiofrequency or laser ablation - This procedure uses heat or light energy to seal the vein closed so that there is no longer any backflow of blood. Energy from the laser or radiofrequency device then closes the vein. 
  • Phlebectomy - This surgery is used to remove larger veins that cannot be injected. The doctor will make many small incisions to access each varicose vein. The vein will either be tied off or removed. This procedure is the longest, generally taking two to four hours.
There are many topics to discuss when considering leg vein procedures. A client's lifestyle, health and wishes are all taken into consideration. Below are just a few items that are discussed before starting leg vein procedures Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery.
 
  • Why is this procedure being considered?
  • What are the expectations and desired outcomes of the procedure?
  • Discuss the patient's medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments, including current medications, vitamins and herbal supplements as well as alcohol and tobacco use.

Dr. Kevin Kunkel and his staff will use this information to evaluate the patient's general health status and any pre-existing health conditions. They will also discuss all possible side effects and what to expect.

Kevin Kunkel, M.D., is board certified and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Why is this important?

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