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 organizaion 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 ( Mecanical 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: Homium Laser plus the use of foam sclerotherapy using Asclera or STS ( Sodium Tetradechol 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.





Are people bothered by varicose veins?

OUCH! Yes, millions of people have bulging veins on their legs, aka varicose veins, that hurt, ache and/or throb.

or do you mean…

Looking at your own or other people’s varicose veins are ugly to the eye?

Either way, people don’t have to be bothered by varicose veins anymore. They can be removed in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia. There are doctors who specialize in veins and vein disease, called Phlebologists. Find a local, board-certified Phlebologist to treat your veins. The new procedure for removing varicose veins is called Ambulatory Phlebectomy. Do not let a doctor do a stripping surgery on your veins. It is very barbaric compared to the new procedures that can be done in an office setting.

Don’t be bothered anymore.

Bulging Veins

To treat bulging veins, Dr. Morrison typically recommends a procedure called ambulatory phlebectomy (AP), because it provides better cosmetic results than injection techniques.

A Phlebectomy is done under local anesthesia, often with an oral sedative right in the office. Following ambulatory phlebectomy, patients typically return to work and full activity the next day.

The large, bulging veins can be removed through tiny puncture holes, which heal without stitches.  This leaves an excellent cosmetic result. “People always worry that this is like a stripping procedure. But it’s very different because the amount of tissue damage that occurs surrounding the vein is far less with a phlebectomy. Therefore, afterwards the discomfort is considerably less than with a stripping procedure,” Dr. Morrison states. For more info visit