Varicose Vein Treatment

There are numerous treatment options for patients who suffer from varicose veins. The good news is that they all involve very minimally invasive procedures done in the office setting under local anesthesia and, if desired, light oral sedation.

Venefit® Procedure

At AKCVLM, the procedure of choice is radio frequency ablation (Venefit®) of the underlying superficial vein that is causing your Varicose Veins. It is a simple procedure that is similar to starting an IV under local anesthesia. A catheter is inserted into the abnormal vein under ultrasound guidance and the vein sealed using radio frequency energy.

Most patients feel nothing but minimal “pinching” during the entire procedure. After preparation, the procedure in most instances, takes less than half an hour. After application of a dressing or compression stocking, patients are able to walk out on their own and return to normal activity within a matter of day or two depending on the extent of the procedure. Watch the video below for more details on the Venefit Procedure:

Varicose Vein Treatment By Venefit Procedure


Once the underlying source of the problem has been treated, your varicose veins will gradually fade and disappear. However, in many instances, patients prefer to have them removed at the same time so the problem is “solved” immediately rather than having to wait for their varicosities to resolve overtime. Removal of varicosities is called a microphlebectomy and is also done under local anesthesia. A small needle is used to make each incision. Most patients are amazed at the disappearance of their varicose veins and the tiny incisions that usually fade away within several weeks

Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (USFGS)

Foam Sclerotherapy is commonly used as an adjunct procedure to eliminate underlying feeding veins or smaller varicose veins that do not necessitate an incision.
Dr. Roupenian is one of the most experienced physicians in the use of ultrasound guided foam. He was trained in the technique in Europe where it is used extensively. For the past 10 years, as part of the Hackett Hemwall Foundation Mission to Honduras, he has treated patients in that country suffering from the complications of varicose veins exclusively with foam sclerotherapy