Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins
Is Sclerotherapy Right For You?
As an ancillary or adjunctive treatment for branch varicose veins when treating superficial (axial) saphenous vein reflux with endovenous thermal ablation (laser or radiofrequency).
For treatment of isolated branch varicose veins
For treatment of branch varicose veins secondary to an incompetent perforator vein.
For treatment of recurrent branch varicose veins post-surgical stripping or ligation,
Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins is Not Indicated When:
There is an underlying, untreated superficial axial saphenous vein reflux.
The Vein Institute of Toronto™ Technique for Varicose Vein Sclerotherapy:
Our primary sclerotherapy agent for varicose vein sclerotherapy is Sotadecrol® (Trombojet™). This medication has been used in different medical applications for over 40 years, and has been demonstrated to be very safe, with a very low rate (<1%) of allergic reactions. We prefer to use the “foam sclerotherapy” method, which combines air with the sclerotherapy agent, to increase the effectiveness, and decrease the chances of bruising. Dr. Kundu, our medical director, performs all varicose vein sclerotherapy at our clinic and gives a number of lectures internationally on his “technique of performing sclerotherapy to optimize success”.
Dr. Kundu performs sclerotherapy using either light guidance (transillumination) or ultrasound guidance, depending on the depth, type and source of the varicose vein. As a fellowship trained Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Kundu is an expert at performing image-guided procedures, including sclerotherapy. We typically will only require one to three injections per varicose vein using imaging guidance and our foam sclerotherapy technique.
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