Chicago Vein Treatment Services

When you visit USA Vein Clinics, you benefit from our years of experience treating Chicago area vein patients through a range of state-of-the-art techniques. Although in years past, the typical treatment to get rid of varicose veins was a vein surgery procedure called ligation and stripping, newer vein procedures boast a high effectiveness rate with little if any discomfort and fast recovery. The state-of-the-art techniques we practice at USA Vein Clinics in Chicago include EVLT, duplex ultrasound and sclerotherapy.

Duplex Ultrasound

The first step in diagnosing your vein condition and identifying a treatment plan is likely to be duplex ultrasound. This is a painless, non-invasive procedure that enables your doctor to home in on the size, path and blood flow of veins while also determining the magnitude of the venous disease.

EVLT

Before and after EVLT Procedure
EVLT, or endovenous laser treatment, is currently the best technique available for getting rid of varicose veins. Most physicians in Chicago and around the nation think of it as the “gold standard” in varicose vein treatment. It usually takes less than thirty minutes to complete and is a minimally invasive procedure in which laser energy is directed to problem veins. The veins accordingly respond by shrinking and then sealing themselves off, resulting in the body redirecting blood flow from the damaged vein to healthier ones. EVLT boasts a very high success rate, and most patients are able to resume their typical activity level within just a few days.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

If you are a Chicago-area patient with damaged veins located close to the surface of your skin, you are likely to be treated by ambulatory phlebectomy. First, local anesthesia is administered; then a tiny hook is inserted into your skin through a small incision. The surgeon uses this hook to withdraw unhealthy veins, while the body redirects blood flow to healthier veins. This procedures usually requires patients to use compression bandages for about two weeks following surgery to facilitate healing.

Sclerotherapy

Spider veins tend to respond best to a treatment called sclerotherapy. This involves injection of a chemical or “sclerosing” agent into the vein, which closes itself off in defense against the chemical. Blood gets automatically redirected to healthier veins. This is another minimally invasive procedure that features very little if any discomfort and a quick return to a normal activity level.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS is a condition in which the patient experiences a very strong urge to move one’s body to address an uncomfortable, itchy or painful sensation. It often occurs in the legs and many times is experience while at rest, early in the evening or when a patient tries to go to sleep. There is growing evidence that RLS may often be secondary to underlying venous disease and that varicose vein treatments that address issues like venous insufficiency, often can address the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome.

Vein patients from Chicago, Elk Grove, Wheeling, Northbrook, Des Plaines, Skokie, Oak Park, Cicero, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Lombard, Mt. Prospect, Glenview, Evanston, Schaumberg, or other nearby communities should contact us today to schedule a consultation with USA Vein Clinics.