Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat varicose veins and other vascular–related conditions. It is a form of endovenous therapy, which uses ultrasound imaging to guide the placement of a sclerosant, or vein–collapsing agent, into the affected veins. This causes the vein to collapse and seal shut, allowing the blood to be rerouted to healthier veins.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for varicose veins, as well as other conditions such as venous malformations, telangiectasia, and hemorrhoids. The procedure is typically performed in an outpatient setting and often requires only a local anesthetic. A fine needle is used to inject the sclerosant directly into the affected veins, and the ultrasound is used to ensure the accurate placement of the medication. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour and patients can usually resume normal activities the same day.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for many vascular conditions. It is minimally invasive, has minimal downtime, and is typically covered by insurance. It can help reduce the appearance of varicose veins and other vascular conditions, as well as improve symptoms such as swelling, aching, and heaviness.