Venous Studies & Treatments
We perform many venous studies at Coastal Heart Medical Group. Having an advanced vascular diagnostic and treatment center in-house, we are able to detect the location and severity of venous and arterial vascular diseases quicker so we may treat it faster. These are state-of-the-art, cost-effective and painless procedures, performed by our cardiologists who have credentials in vascular angiography medicine and vascular intervention. Plus, we are proud to announce that we just opened our own interventional suite to treat venous diseases.
Treatments and procedures include:
Varicose veins and venous insufficiency
Varicose veins, or veins on the leg as they are commonly referred to, are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. As you get older, your veins can lose elasticity, causing them to stretch. They can be more than just a cosmetic issue and in some cases can cause swelling, discomfort, pain, fatigue, tiredom and itchiness. In advanced cases, one may develop ulcers. If you suffer from varicose veins, there are a variety of treatment options available to you at Coastal Heart Medical Group.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein. The solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins.
Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is the first and only FDA–approved foam for the treatment of incompetent Great Saphenous Veins (GSV) and visible varicosities of the GSV system above and below the knee. The GSV is the longest vein in the body running along the length of the lower limb. Treatment with Varithena® is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure for the treatment of varicose veins that only requires an ultrasound machine and standard medical supplies.
Laser Ablation (EVLT): ELVT (endovenous laser vein treatment) is a minimally-invasive procedure with little to no down time. A laser fiber is utilized to close down (ablate) problematic, painful superficial veins.