Venous Treatments and Procedures

Treatment options for venous disease vary depending on the diagnosis and can range from medical therapies and compression stockings to surgical correction. Michigan Medicine venous health experts offer a full complement of endovenous (within the vein) and surgical treatments.

Sclerotherapy: A series of injections to chemically ablate abnormal veins such as varicose or spider veins. This office based procedure if offered at Northville Health Center, Brighton Center for Specialty Care, East Ann Arbor Medical Procedures Unit to treate spider, reticular or varicose veins. 

Venous Ablation: Venous ablation is a minimally invasive treatment option to treat patients suffering from varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency. We offer a variety of procedures including laser, radiofrequency (RFA, VNUS procedure), chemical injections (VenaSeal, Varithena) and pharmacomechanical ablation (ClariVein). A catheter is inserted into the diseased vein to cause the vein to shrink and close. The blood then reroutes itself to other healthy veins.

Open Phlebectomy: An oupatient procedure to remove surface varicose veins in which a needle is used to make a puncture next to the vein. A small hook is then inserted into the needle hole and the vein is removed.

Powered (TRIVEX) Phlebectomy: An outpatient surgery where only a few small incisions are made to remove extensive networks of large varicose veins. 

Thrombolysis: A minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter is inserted in the leg and threaded through the vein until it reaches the site of a blood clot. A clot-dissolving drug is then infused to break up the clots.

Perforator Treatment: An oupatient surgery to treat incompetent perforator veins through laser ablation, chemical injection or open ligation. 

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Schedule an appointment to discuss your need for venous care by calling us at 888-287-1082 or email us at CVCCallCtr@med.umich.edu (link sends e-mail). Visit our Make an Appointment page for more information about what to expect when you call us.