Minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins
Cosmetic Vein Treatments at Nazareth Hospital
Improving the appearance of your legs is easier than ever. Nazareth Hospital’s Vein Center now offers outpatient treatments for varicose veins, allowing you to resume normal activities the day of your procedure. Treatments can be done in less than an hour and leave no scarring, states Joel Neuman, MD, a board-certified interventional radiologist at Nazareth Hospital.
“We’re excited to offer non-surgical procedures in a patient-friendly environment,” Dr. Neuman says. “The procedures are highly safe and effective for the diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic vein issues. Given our many years of experience in interventional radiology, our board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional radiologists can address the deeper issues as well as the superficial ones, providing a long-lasting solution for each patient.”
Rapid Recovery, No Scars
During your first visit to the Nazareth Hospital Vein Center, a specialist will perform a detailed history and focused physical exam. A non-invasive ultrasound test may be ordered for further evaluation. Laser or chemical ablation (sclerotherapy) may be recommended to close the abnormal veins. This allows blood flow to be rerouted to healthier veins, improving the appearance of the leg.
These time-tested procedures target varicose veins, spider veins and other chronic conditions related to poor circulation. Therapy sessions last about 40 minutes, are minimally invasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis. Benefits include quick recovery, no scarring and a rapid relief of symptoms.
Therapy is carefully tailored to each patient’s needs. “Most of our patients require three to four treatments at four- to six-week intervals, so now is the time to come in and get ready for next summer,” says Dr. Neuman.
To schedule a consultation with our vein specialists, call 1.866.NAZARETH (1.866.629.2738).