Sclerotherapy

Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA -  - Cardiologist

Heart and Vein Center

Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA

Cardiologist & Vein Specialist located in Lathrup Village, MI

It’s estimated that about one-third of all adults in the United States have at least one varicose vein — those damaged and enlarged veins that are visible just beneath the surface of the skin. Although any vein can become varicose, the veins in your legs and feet are more likely to be affected. At Heart and Vein Center in Lathrup Village, Michigan, vascular surgeon Dr. Rodolfo Farhy uses sclerotherapy to treat many types of varicose veins, including spider veins, right in his office. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.

Sclerotherapy

varicose veins

 

Overview:

  • Sclerotherapy is widely considered the treatment of choice for small to mid-sized varicose veins as well as bothersome spider veins. The quick, minimally-invasive procedure involves injecting a specially formulated solution directly into the unwanted veins, which ultimately causes them to collapse and fade away. Used properly, these injections are safe, effective, and pose little risk of side effects.  

Procedure:

  • Sclerotherapy, which is done in-office and requires virtually no downtime, is especially useful for removing spider veins and preventing complications in varicose veins. Dr. Farhy performs two types of sclerotherapy, depending on the location of the vein he’s treating: Visual sclerotherapy for the veins that can be seen with the naked eye, and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy which uses ultrasound to locate the veins which require treatment.

Post procedure:

  • Although you will need to wear compression stockings immediately following the procedure and for the next several days, you can resume your normal activities without restriction. After three or four weeks, you’ll return to the office so Dr. Farhy can examine your veins.

WHAT WE OFFER

SERVICES

Sclerotherapy

The quick, minimally-invasive procedure involves injecting a specially formulated solution directly into the unwanted veins, which ultimately causes them to collapse and fade away.

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Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that the pressure of the blood on the blood vessels is higher than normal.

 

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Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias refer to any abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Some arrhythmias can cause fluttering or palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness.

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart.

 

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Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping blood as effectively as it should be.

 

 

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Varicose Veins

They’re abnormally enlarged and gnarled, often resembling ropes that twist up and down your leg. They typically develop in leg veins, because they must work against gravity to transport blood back to your heart. 

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Venous Ulcers

A venous ulcer, or stasis ulcer, is a skin ulcer that develops on your leg due to underlying problems in leg veins.

 

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Restless leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition that causes crawling sensations and the urge to move your legs.

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