Anna Jaques clinicians use a number of minimally invasive approaches to treat varicose veins and other venous disorders without open surgery, resulting in faster recovery times.
Minimally invasive treatment options
Minimally invasive treatments generally offer patients shorter recovery times and smaller scars than traditional open surgical procedures. Several options are available to patients with varicose veins, including:
- Sclerotherapy - in this technique, a chemical is injected into the affected veins to harden them so they can no longer fill with blood
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) - this therapy uses heat delivered through a catheter to treat varicose veins. Our physicians were among the first in Boston to perform an endovenous (via the veins) radiofrequency ablation
- Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) - in this approach, lasers are used to treat affected veins in a similar manner to radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
- VNUS Closure™ - is a minimally invasive treatment for the pain and swelling caused by varicose veins. Closure™ patients can drive themselves home after the procedure and return to every day activities within a day. The VNUS Closure™ treatment offer patients less pain, less bruising and little or no scarring.
Our physicians also fit patients with compression stockings, which squeeze varicose veins from flowing backward and offer support to the leg’s veins.
Taking care of chronic wounds
Patients with vascular disease and poor circulation often experience chronic wounds that fail to heal or show delayed healing. Our Wound Care Specialists provide expert, innovative care that promotes rapid healing and helps prevent and treat leg ulcers and other complications of venous disease.