Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a technique for closing troublesome incompetent refluxing veins and varicosities. With this treatment, a chemical irritant called a sclerosant is injected into the vein to be treated, rather than heating it closed. It causes the inner lining of the targeted vein to become irritated and the vein then closes.

This can be used in conjunction with or in place of EVLT. This is especially useful in situations where the veins are too close to the skin to be heat sealed (risk of burn), too tortuous (many turns and bends), or too numerous for a single laser treatment to be successful. This very specialized treatment is used in complex cases, often for patients who previously had a vein stripping that failed.

Advanced Therapies at Rochester Radiology is one of the only practices in the area to provide this treatment.