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Varicose Vein Treatment

The Kimmel Instiute

Varicose Vein Treatment

Minimally invasive options can treat various aspects of vein disease. We specialize in endovenous ablation, ambulatory microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and more complex procedures for severe spider and varicose veins. Our vascular laboratory is 1 of less than 20 in the United States to be IAC accredited in 6 areas of testing. Our physicians have earned accolades in NY Magazine, CT Magazine, and rank in the top 10 percent of Press Ganey for customer satisfaction.

Varicose vein treatment usually employs radio frequency energy to close and straighten abnormal veins, helping restore normal blood flow. The procedures are minimally invasive and include:

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation, a.k.a. RF ablation or endovenous ablation, uses laser heat to cauterize varicose veins, removing blood pools and providing cosmetic rearrangement. The procedure is significantly less invasive than standard surgery and results in fewer long-term complications. Patients who undergo RF ablation can expect to see excellent results that last for 10 years or more.

Ambulatory Microphlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy removes varicose veins in hard to reach areas around the knee. These veins include the anterolateral, pudendal, and sections of the saphenous vein. Tiny punctures or incisions are made in the skin to allow for vein extraction. With administration of local anesthesia, the procedure is painless, low risk, and results in minimal, if any scarring. Endovenous ablation may be performed afterward to ensure long-term success.


ClariVein® is a specially designed rotating tip catheter that allows for more targeted and comprehensive fluid treatment for vascular veins. The device enters the problem vein through a miniscule point and requires little to no anesthesia. Once inserted, the tip can be rotated fully, allowing for the medicine to cover the entire vein. ClariVein® is renowned for its short treatment time and minimal pain and discomfort.

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