Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy from The Vein Institute

By: The Vein Institute  04-Aug-2016
Keywords: Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy allows our doctors to visually guide and monitor a needle to the exact source of the incompetent vein (valve) to be injected. By using ultrasound we can treat more quickly and safely larger and deeper veins that once required more invasive surgical treatment. Foam sclerotherapy is the new form of delivering the sclerosing agent that allows us to treat larger varicose veins that might be unsuccessfully treated with conventional sclerotherapy. The foam solution has the consistency of ‘shaving cream’, which improves treatment in two distinct ways.

Keywords: Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

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