Vein Therapy

Your Medicos in Buffalo Grove specializes in the most advanced treatment for varicose veins, spider veins and vein disease. Experienced in diagnosing and treating people with both symptomatic and asymptomatic visible lower extremity venous disease, are state-of-the-art facility and physicians lend to expert care in a convenient out-patient setting.

The diagnosis of incompetent veins or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is made with simple physical examination and ultrasound. Minimally invasive therapies are available to treat malfunctioning veins. These treatments include:

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
  • Sclerotherapy

For Superficial Spider veins, we recommend the use of laser or intense pulsed light.

Laser Treatment

Surface laser vein treatment is done on the outside of your skin. It can treat spider veins and tiny varicose veins just under the skin’s surface. Usually, more than one laser session is needed. They are scheduled every 6 to 12 weeks, as prescribed by a Your Medicos physician. (If you have poor blood circulation feeding these tiny veins, the larger “feeder” vein must first be treated with surgery, endovenous laser or sclerotherapy.

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Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment to get rid of varicose veins. A chemical called a sclerosant is injected into the varicose vein, causing it to close. Sclerotherapy may be used to make spider veins and small varicose veins go away or become less visible. It is usually done only for cosmetic reasons because these types of varicose veins rarely cause symptoms or problems. It might be done along with other procedures to treat varicose veins.

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EVLA (Endovenous Laser Treatment)

Endovenous laser treatment can treat larger varicose veins in the legs. A laser fiber is passed through a thin tube (catheter) into the vein. While doing this, the doctor watches the vein on an ultrasound screen. Laser is less painful than vein ligation and stripping, and it has a shorter recovery time. Local anesthesia or a light sedative is needed for laser treatment.

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Insurance for Vein Therapy

EVLA and Sclerotherapy treatments are frequently covered by most insurance plans, and are performed in the office using local anesthetic. Contact your insurance carrier for specific questions regarding your benefits and coverage.

To schedule your complimentary vein assessment, call Your Medicos at 847-850-5882.

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