The Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department performs endovascular treatment for the removal of varicose veins in men and women. All procedures are performed by board-certified vascular interventionalists (physicians with highly specialized training in the use of radiology-guided diagnostic studies and treatments) who are supported by experienced nurses and technologists sharing in a commitment to clinical excellence and personalized patient care.
Although most interventional radiology treatments require a physician referral, women may self-refer for this procedure. Prior to the procedure, a physician provides an evaluation to review the patient's medical history and explain the treatment.
The procedure takes only a few hours and is performed in an outpatient suite under local anesthesia. If veins are present in both legs, they are treated at separate visits. Patients generally experience minimal pain and are given anti-inflammatory medication following the treatment. Patients are advised to have someone drive them home from the hospital.