There are many types of treatments available to help patients with vein disorders. The Vein Care Center has two locations to provide a range of non-surgical treatments for our Chicago area patients.
Sclerotherapy is a safe and virtually painless in-office treatment to remove unsightly varicose and spider veins (telangectasias). A solution is injected into the vein causing it to gradually disappear over several weeks.
The ELAS procedure (Endoluminal Ablation of the Saphenous vein) is an Ultrasound guided therapy which utilizes a very thin laser fiber to close down and seal the greater saphenous vein, causing them to disappear.
Stripping and ligation is a classic invasive procedure performed in the hospital to tie off and surgically remove offending veins. The ELAS (laser therapy) has replaced the stripping/ligation procedure making it virtually obsolete and rarely indicated.