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Venous Ablation

ss_mansurf.jpgThis minimally-invasive treatment is an outpatient procedure performed using ultrasound guidance. After numbing the vein with local anesthetic, a thin fiber is inserted within the vein using ultrasound guidance.  Laser of radiofrequency energy is delivered to the fiber which generates heat.  This heat cauterizes the vein and seals the vein closed. 
By sealing the vein with the leaky valves, the varicose veins, which are close to the skin, shrink and improve in appearance. Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over to carry blood from the leg, re-establishing normal flow.


Benefits of Vein Ablation Treatment

  • The outpatient treatment takes less than an hour and provides immediate relief of symptoms.
  • Minimally invasive alternative to surgical "vein stripping"
  • Immediate return to normal activity with little or no pain. There may be minor soreness or bruising, which can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers.
  • No scars or stitches - because the procedure does not require a surgical incision, just a nick in the skin, about the size of a pencil tip.
  • High success rate and low recurrence rate compared to surgery.
  • The success rate ranges for vein ablation ranges from 93 - 95 percent.


Many insurance carriers cover the vein ablation treatment, based on medical necessity for symptom relief. Contact your provider for more information.

To schedule a consultation, call Dr. Angelo N. Makris at 630.954.8346 or fill out our contact form.
Vein Trust Angelo N. Makris, MD
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Oak Brook Promenade
3011 Butterfield Road, Suite 120
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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