Varicose Vein Treatment

When you have a procedure at TRA Interventional & Vascular Clinic, you can expect skilled, personal care every step of the way. Before your procedure, a staff member will review your medical history and answer any questions you may have. They will assess if you are a candidate for this procedure, which may include an ultrasound exam. They will assist with the referral process with your insurance provider, which may take up to three months, depending on your insurance requirements.

If you are not a candidate for this Varicose Vein Treatment, you may be one for Spider Vein Treatment, also offered at TRA Interventional & Vascular Clinic.


How to Prepare for Your Procedure

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive preparation instructions and prescriptions for Xanax, analgesic cream, and thigh-high compression hose.

You will need a ride to and from the office due to the sedative.

Take the Xanax 1 hour before your arrival time. The analgesic cream should be applied to the leg 1 hour before your arrival time. Apply the cream from your knee to your groin on the inner thigh. To prevent your hand from becoming numb, wear a latex glove to apply the cream. Wrap your leg with plastic wrap when you are finished.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring the prescribed thigh-high compression hose with you. You will need to wear them following the procedure.


The Day of Your Procedure

This procedure is performed in our Interventional & Vascular Clinic, by a board certified interventional radiologist specializing in minimally invasive procedures. This procedure takes less than an hour to perform. An ultrasound is performed to map your vein. Then a local anestetic is applied and a thin fiber is inserted through a tiny entry point. Laser energy is delivered to seal the faulty vein.

Walking after this procedure is highly encouraged and normal activity can be resumed.

You will need a ride to and from the office due to the sedative.

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