Minimally Invasive Vein Ablation Procedures at Vascular Health Center

Our Minimally Invasive Varicose Vein Treatments

Our doctors spend time with each patient during a consultation to develop a customized plan based on our minimally invasive treatment options. With thousands of successful varicose vein treatments, you can count on our board-certified team.

Arterial Disease Specialists with Decades of Experience

Don’t let arterial disease stop you from doing what you love. As one of the top vascular groups in the East Bay, we use the latest technology to help you get out of pain and back to life faster. Our on-site vascular lab makes appointments even easier.

The leader in varicose-vein-dissolving ablation procedures

ablationWith more than 1,000 successful vein ablation procedures to his name, our own Dr. Ingegno has set the standard for helping East Bay residents look and feel better. Not only can vein ablation make varicose veins disappear, but this procedure can relieve the painful symptoms associated with varicose veins caused by venous disease (a condition that occurs when veins can no longer deliver blood back to the heart).

Our doctors perform two types of vein ablations, both of which require only local anesthetic and can be performed in the comfort of our offices in Alameda, San Ramon, or San Leandro:

  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) – Uses high-frequency radio waves to heat and close the targeted vein. The radiofrequency energy is transmitted through a very thin, specialized fiber inserted into the vein.
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) – General Vascular has been successfully performing EVLT since 2004. This image-guided, minimally invasive treatment uses laser energy to “burn” and close the abnormal veins leading to varicose veins. Over time, the closed, diseased vein is reabsorbed into surrounding body tissues.

Benefits of vein ablation:

  • Can be performed in our offices in about one hour.
  • Can bring immediate relief of venous disease symptoms like vein inflammation, aching or throbbing legs, swelling or heaviness in the legs, and more.
  • No hospitalization; low risk of scarring.
  • 97% of first-time vein ablation treatments are successful.

After your vein ablation procedure:

  • We’ll encourage you to get up and walk right after your treatment.
  • You can resume your normal routine the next day (just avoid rigorous activities like gym workouts).
  • You may experience minor soreness and bruising, which can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers.

For more information about vein ablations in the East Bay, or to schedule an appointment, call Vascular Surgery Medical Group at 510-357-4006 or 925-831-0101.

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