New Modalities in Varicose Vein Care

Morrison Vein Institute has been at the cutting edge of new modalities. We also have been principal investigators during FDA trials so we get a head start on our competition.

Dr. Nick Morrison, MD FACS, FACPh, has been the president of the American College of Phlebology (Veins and Lymphatics now), National Veins and Lymphatics Foundation and currently the president of the world organization of Phlebology specialists called UIP.

Presented here in bullet form so you have insight on the various treatments and then come in for a venous duplex ultrasound to find out which one is right for you. Each blog will then cover these in more depth:

Tumescentless, NO Lidocaine anesthesia needed means less injections to the patient

Ablation techniques to treat venous disease, saphenous veins, and tributaries with reflux disease:

  • Non- Thermal, non-tumescence Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy:
  • Meaning no laser or radiofrequency which would have required the anesthetic called tumescent anesthesia
  • Cyanoacrylate adhesive called VenaSeal, which likened to an implantable glue requiring no anesthesia and no support stockings after procedurescreenshot-2016-medtronic_edited
  • MOCA ( Mechanical Occlusion Chemically Assisted), ClariVein®OC is a specialty infusion catheter for the occlusion of incompetent veins in patients with superficial venous reflux.
  • Thermal, Non- tumescence: Holmium Laser plus the use of foam sclerotherapy using Asclera or STS (Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate)
  • Varithena, manufactured foam, 1% Polidocanol with co2/o2 Gas FDA approved 2014

Traditional surgical methods, newer surgical modifications, radio frequency, laser, and tumescentless endovenous ablation are generally safe.

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Intraoperative and postoperative complications are infrequent and generally are less frequently seen with endovenous ablation procedures than with more traditional surgical procedures, like stripping or Trivex invasive procedures needing long convalescence and usually performed in an operating room with much bigger costs.

Morrison Vein Institute is committed to careful follow-up and adjunctive treatments, like ultrasound, guided foam sclerotherapy, phlebectomy for large bulging varicose veins on the skin and cosmetic sclerotherapy to prevent imminent phlebitis, vein rupture, itching, restless leg, cramping still possible with a myriad of skin veins left on the skin after medical ablations.

Call Morrison Vein Institute: 480-775-8460 for a consult, Compression stocking fitting and after the Venous Ultrasound meet with our Doctors for your unique vein mapping and treatment protocol. Thank You, Terri Morrison RN, BS and Nick Morrison MD for this excerpt from his national presentation.

 

 

 

 

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