Vein Treatment at Westrol Vein Specialists
At Westrol Vein Specialists, we customize our treatment plans to each and every patient. Symptoms of venous disease vary from patient to patient, and require a treatment plan specific to each patient in order to maximize the effectiveness of the procedure.
ClosureFast™ – Radiofrequency Ablation
Dr. Westrol specializes in the ClosureFast™ procedure. ClosureFast™ uses precision focused radio-frequency energy to treat varicose veins. During the ClosureFast™ procedure a small catheter is inserted into the vein. The catheter is heated using radio-frequency energy. The heat from the catheter shrinks and collapses the diseased vein, effectively sealing off the malfunctioning portion of the vein.
ClosureFast™ is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates the need for surgery and general anesthesia. Dr. Westrol performs the procedure at our Greer based vein clinic, using local anesthesia. The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes, and patients typically resume normal activities within a few days of having the procedure done. For most patients, symptoms are noticeably improved within 1-2 weeks after the ClosureFast™ procedure.
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ClariVein®IC is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that utilizes a small, rotating catheter which is inserted into the refluxing vein via a pin-sized entry through the skin. The catheter spins and applies medicine to the the interior walls of the vein. The medicine causes the vein to collapse and seal shut.
ClariVein®IC is performed in our office utilizing local anesthesia and patients can typically resume normal activities quickly.
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The VenaSeal™ closure system is the only non-heat based, non-sclerosant procedure that utilizes medical glue to seal diseased veins shut.
During the VenaSeal™ procedure patients remain conscious for the entire procedure, and pain is rare. Dr. Westrol will apply local anesthesia to area of the leg containing the diseased vein. Once the leg is numb, a slender catheter is placed into the vein. Through the catheter, the VenaSeal adhesive is precisely injected into the damaged veins. Finally, Dr. Westrol will apply a gentle pressure to the area to ensure that the vein is sealed shut.
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Varithena® is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require any incisions or general anesthesia. Varithena® can be administered through a catheter or by direct injection into the refluxing vein. The Varithena® microfoam expands and fills the diseased vein, causing it to collapse and seal shut. Blood flow is then re-routed to healthier surrounding veins.
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Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that removes superficial varicose veins through small incisions in the skin. Patients can typically walk and return to normal daily activities immediately following the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure, though they may be required to wear graduated compression stockings as directed by Dr. Westrol.
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy
As the name suggests, Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a foam sclerosant is injected into the varicose vein under the guidance of ultrasound. The foam pushes the blood out of the way and allows the solution to completely fill the vein without becoming diluted. The medicine carried by the foam causes the vein to collapse and seal shut. Patients with small or mid size varicose veins can be effectively treated using this technique.