MD Vein & Skin Specialists
Clement Banda, MD
Dermatologist & Phlebologist located in Owen Brown, Columbia, MD
Your veins are responsible for pushing your blood back to your heart for reoxygenation. If your veins are damaged and not working properly, they can cause varicose veins and health problems. Dr. Clement Banda at MD Vein & Skin Specialists in Owen Brown, Columbia, Maryland, provides treatment for damaged veins with minimally invasive procedures such as endovenous ablation. If you have varicose veins or concerns about your vein health, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Endovenous Ablation Q & A
What is endovenous ablation?
Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses advanced technology to get rid of damaged veins, or what you may refer to as varicose veins, from the inside. The results are cosmetically more pleasing than more traditional treatments for these veins, and the procedure requires less downtime.
What are the types of endovenous ablation?
There are three types of endovenous ablation. Dr. Banda is a skilled vein specialist and can determine the best treatment for you after an examination of your veins and circulation.
Endovenous laser ablation
Endovenous laser ablation is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. During treatment, Dr. Banda inserts a laser fiber into your vein and the energy damages the integrity of the vein, causing it to close.
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation
The endovenous radiofrequency ablation is similar to the endovenous laser ablation, only instead of laser energy, radiofrequency energy is used to damage the vein to close it off to blood flow.
Instead of heat energy, the ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy uses a chemical that’s injected into your vein to close it. Dr. Banda prefers foam sclerotherapy to liquid as it generally only requires one treatment, while liquid sclerotherapy can take several treatments.
Why would I need endovenous ablation?
Dr. Banda may recommend endovenous ablation if your varicose veins or venous insufficiency is causing pain or discomfort, or hasn’t responded well to conservative treatments. Dr. Banda is a vein specialist with years of experience and works closely with you to develop the most effective treatment plan to not only relieve your pain but provide cosmetic benefits, too.
What can I expect during and after the procedure?
Endovenous ablation is a quick outpatient procedure that Dr. Banda conducts at the office. To ease discomfort before he begins, Dr. Banda provides a local anesthesia.
After treatment, Dr. Banda covers the area with a bandage and prescribes compression stockings for you to wear to assist in the healing process. There’s no downtime following treatment and you should be able to resume most of your activities afterward. Dr. Banda provides specific instructions on what you need to do after the procedure based on your specific health needs and the type of ablation performed.
For advanced treatments for varicose veins, call MD Vein & Skin Specialists or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.