Endovenous ablation is considered a minimally invasive procedure to remove non-functioning Saphenous veins that are often the cause of the signs and symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). The Saphenous Veins are usually not visible and are only imaged by duplex ultrasound examination. Most visible varicose veins are branches or tributaries of the Saphenous Veins. Endovenous Ablation involves the removal of unwanted, non-functioning Saphenous Veins by using thermal energy (heat) to denature the vein, sealing it closed and resulting in its eventual absorption by the body.
How is Endovenous Ablation Performed?
The procedure involves the placement of a narrow catheter inside the enlarged, non-functioning vein under duplex ultrasound guidance, which ensures precise targeting of the abnormal segment of the vein. Once in its proper position, the catheter heats the surrounding vein.
Are there any limitations after treatment?
View an Animation of the Endovenous Ablation Procedure by clicking on the video to the right
David Green, M.D.
Dr. David Green is a Board Certified Dermatologist in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Green specializes in Dermatology, Dermatologic Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, and the treatment of Varicose Veins and vascular disorders.
He is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Phlebology. He treats patients from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.
Dr. David Green proudly offers services in his Bethesda, Maryland office.