The Latest Technology
The Sudbury Vein Clinic is proud to provide our patients with the safest and most advanced technology for the treatment of venous disease.
Terason t3200 Ultrasound System
The Sudbury Vein Clinic utilizes this technology during each patient’s initial assessment in order to provide them with a detailed customized treatment plan . Your legs and blood flow will be examined using this ultrasound system. This detailed map of your venous function and anatomy is what enables us to effectively treat the widest range of varicosities. During ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, the ultrasound machine is used to locate deeper veins, making them easier to visualize and ensuring optimal results from the injections.
EVLT stands for the Endovenous Laser Treatment. It is a revolutionary treatment for significant varicose veins which were previously only able to be addressed by surgical litigation and stripping. EVLT was approved by the FDA in 2002 and by Health Canada in 2003. Currently, there are only 25 physicians in Canada who are certified to perform this procedure.
GentleMax Laser treatment of Spider Veins
The Sudbury Vein Clinic offers treatment of spider veins with Candela’s GentleMax Laser. Superficial damaged blood vessels and broken capillaries are safely and quickly treated without any associated downtime.
Veinlike – Assisted Liquid Sclerotherapy
During liquid sclerotherapy injections, a specialized transilluminating device know as a Veinlite is utilized to better visualize the full extent of the varicosities as well as to locate its deeper origins. The solution is easily guided and delivered, making it an optimal choice for treatment and delivering the most effective treatment results possible.
Upon arriving to the Sudbury Vein Clinic you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your general health history. Once this is completed, the nurse will review your medical history with you and obtain your blood pressure and leg measurements. Your legs will be examine and your blood flow will be checked using Doppler ultrasound. A colour flow duplex ultrasound assessment may be arranged to provide a detailed map of your venous function and anatomy.
The Sudbury Vein Clinic offers a customized treatment plan for each patient employing a combination of treatments to address varying degrees of venous disease. These may include EVLT, VeinLite assisted liquid sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided echosclerotherapy, compression therapy and laser treatment. The total cost and time line for your specific treatment plan will be discussed and a quote will be provided to you at that time.
Possibility Of Recurrence Post Treatment
There is a high success rate for the current treatments of varicose and spider veins, in comparison to the conventional surgical treatments. However, over time (generally years) there is the possibility that abnormal veins may develop as there is no cure for weakened vein valves. Ultrasound is a process that can assist the physician in keeping track of the leaking valves, and prompt continuous treatment when necessary. The best option to assist in slowing down the development of new varicose veins is to wear gradient compression support stockings as much as possible during the day.