Endovenous Vein Ablation

At Miami Vein Center, we offer the most modern and least invasive methods of treating varicose veins in the leg, including endovenous vein ablation. This technique safely treats damaged veins with minimal surgery and no downtime. Serving the greater Miami area in Southern Florida, Miami Vein Center is led by board certified vascular surgeon Dr. Jose Almeida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if endovenous vein ablation is right for you.

What is Endovenous Vein Ablation?

In the past, varicose veins needed to be removed with extensive stripping surgery. Advances in vascular medicine and technology have now made it possible for vein treatment to be a minimally-invasive procedure.

During endovenous vein ablation, Dr. Almeida will apply anesthetic to the treated area. Then a tiny incision will be made and a small catheter will be inserted along the affected vein. Using one of two techniques, the vein will then be closed off and disabled:

  • Endovenous Laser – A laser fiber is used to heat the varicose veins
  • Radiofrequency closure – Gentle radiofrequency energy is used to cauterize the veins

Endovenous vein ablation is guided by ultrasound, allowing Dr. Almeida to fully visualize the treated area and ensuring precision and accuracy. After the varicose veins are sealed, blood flow is redirected through healthy veins and the treated vessels are left in place to reduce healing time.

Am I a Good Candidate for Endovenous Vein Ablation?

Although some patients seek treatment of their varicose veins for cosmetic reasons, others experience symptoms including:

  • Aching pain in the legs
  • Skin discoloration or sores
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation

Endovenous leg ablation completely alleviates these symptoms in most patients who qualify for treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Almeida will evaluate your health and medical history as well as the condition of your varicose veins to determine if endovenous vein ablation is the best course of treatment for you.

Is There Any Recovery Time?

Typically, the incisions made during these procedures is too small to require stitches, although a bandage may be applied. Any residual discomfort can usually be controlled with prescribed medication, and Dr. Almeida may suggest a daily walking regimen in order to maintain circulation while the area heals.

Treated veins are permanently disabled but will remain in place to keep recovery time to a minimum. While it is always possible for new varicose veins to develop in the future, thorough diagnosis and treatment at Miami Vein Center treats vascular conditions at the source, significantly reducing damaged veins from recurring.

Contact Miami Vein Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Almeida and find out how endovenous vein ablation can safely and completely rid your legs of varicose veins.

What is Endovenous Laser Treatment?

Although many patients who experience varicose veins experience no symptoms, others have chronic pain, swelling, sores or discoloration in their legs. At Miami Vein Center, our endovenous laser procedure safely and effectively treats varicose veins with minimal surgery and no downtime.

Serving the greater Miami area in Southern Florida, Miami Vein Center is led by board certified vascular surgeon Dr. Jose Almeida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for endovenous laser treatment.

This advanced technique for treating varicose veins was approved by the Federal Drug Administration in 2002 and is one of the least invasive methods of vein surgery. This procedure uses ultrasound-guided technology in order to ensure accuracy and precision throughout this delicate procedure.

Doctor Almeida will create a small incision and insert a fine catheter through the affected vein. A laser fiber is then fed through the catheter, and gentle pulses of laser energy are used to cauterize and seal off the faulty vein.

As the vein is numbed prior to treatment, most patients tolerate this procedure well and experience minimal to no pain. Once the laser fiber is positioned, the energy pulses begin where the vein originates and move along its perimeter, causing the vein to close.

After the vein is disabled, blood flow is directed to healthy vessels. While the vein is permanently sealed off, it remains in place in order to minimize bruising during the healing process.

Am I a Good Candidate for Endovenous Laser Treatment?

During your consultation with Dr. Almeida, factors such as your health, medical history and vascular condition will be evaluated to determine if endovenous laser treatment is right for you. This treatment method does not work for some types of veins, and certain contraindicating conditions may require further evaluation.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Endovenous laser treatment allows Dr. Almeida to completely visualize the procedure with ultrasound imaging, significantly reducing any complications. Any bruising, swelling or discomfort experienced afterward are temporary and can generally be controlled with prescribed medication.

Every surgical procedure carries a risk, and Dr. Almeida will discuss any possible adverse reactions that may apply to you.

While it is possible for new varicose veins to develop in the future, your individual condition will be expertly diagnosed and treated at the source by Dr. Almeida to significantly reduce the recurrence of varicose veins.

Contact Miami Vein Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Almeida and find out if you are a candidate for endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins.

What is Radiofrequency Closure?

At Miami Vein Center, we offer multiple types of treatments for vascular conditions. For varicose veins, men and women seeking a minimally-invasive alternative to extensive surgery may be candidates for radiofrequency closure therapy.

Serving the greater Miami area in Southern Florida, Miami Vein Center is led by board certified vascular surgeon Dr. Jose Almeida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if radiofrequency closure therapy is right for treating your varicose veins.

Another technique used to treat varicose veins using endovenous ablation, radiofrequency closure successfully targets faulty veins while leaving surrounding tissues undamaged.

During this procedure, the treated area is completely numbed to increase patient comfort. Through a tiny incision, a fine catheter tube is inserted and positioned inside of the affected vein. The radiofrequency energy is then fed through the catheter, heating the walls of the vein and causing it to completely close off.

After the vein is cauterized, it is completely disabled but remains in place in order to minimize bruising after the procedure. Blood flow is redistributed to healthy veins, and patients are usually able to return to normal activities immediately.

Why is Radiofrequency Closure Performed?

While some patients have varicose veins treated for cosmetic reasons, others experience multiple uncomfortable symptoms in the legs such as:

  • Aching and pain
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration
  • Sores

Radiofrequency closure therapy is often a solution for patients who wish to treat varicose veins but do not want to undergo extensive surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Almeida will evaluate several factors such as your health, medical history, and vascular condition to determine if radiofrequency closure is right for you.

This form of endovenous ablation is safe for most people, but some contraindicating medical conditions may require further evaluation or alternative forms of treatment.

Is There Any Recovery Time?

As this procedure is guided by ultrasound visualization, Dr. Almeida can perform radiofrequency closure with optimal precision and accuracy. Any bruising, swelling or tenderness you may feel will subside soon after treatment and can be controlled with prescription medication.

There is usually no pain during the healing process, but Dr. Almeida may suggest a daily walking regimen in order to maintain proper blood circulation.

While radiofrequency closure disables veins permanently, there is a chance that new varicose veins may develop in the future. With thorough diagnosis and treatment at Miami Vein Center, your vascular condition will be treated at the source and this possibility is significantly reduced.

Contact Miami Vein Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Almeida and find out if you are a candidate for radiofrequency closure.