Safe, In-Office Venous Surgery
Once Dr. Ellen Derrick has given you a diagnosis, you may opt for surgery. You’ll be happy to know that most of her surgeries can be performed in office. The only pain you will feel is a slight prick of the needle administering the numbing agent. She will also administer Vicodin and Valium to help you relax and be more comfortable during the procedure. If you’re more comfortable with anesthesia, Dr. Peter Derrick will administer anesthesia for the procedure. Once the surgery has started, you’ll be out the door in under an hour.
Types of Venous Surgery
There are several types of surgery to treat vein issues. Dr. Ellen Derrick will go over the option she feels is most appropriate for your diagnosis.
Laser Treatment or Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
This procedure uses laser heat to destroy, or ablate, a problem vein. It is a relatively painless, non-invasive, in-office procedure.
This is similar to EVLT, but instead of laser heat, this procedure uses radio frequency (electricity) to ablate and collapse dysfunctional veins. It is also non-invasive, relatively painless and done in-office.
This is a procedure used to treat very small veins. A tiny needle containing a chemical saline is injected into the offending vein. It irritates the vein until it collapses and is dissolved by the body.
Medical Adhesive Seal
A medical grade of glue is used to close off diseased or offending veins. Your body then naturally re-routes blood to other healthy veins, and the hardened, glue-filled veins are absorbed by the body over time.