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Varicose Vein and Vein Ablation Services

If You Suffer from Unsightly or Problematic Varicose Veins, contact Health Scottsdale for safe, effective solutions

Vein Ablation Services in Scottsdale

At Health Scottsdale, we use the most up to date technologies to ensure a successful intervention, minimal down time, and optimal results. Our vein ablation services stay away from the traditional, ancient practice of phlebectomy (vein stripping) and focus on minimally invasive procedures that, for the most part, only require a needle size insertion to get the same and even better vein closing results. The procedures that are used at Health Scottsdale to close (ablate) the vein include the following:

1. Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

RFA is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat Chronic Vein Insufficiency (CVI) and varicose veins, which are enlarged, twisted blood vessels that bulge beneath the skin’s surface, typically in the legs. It is a viable alternative to traditional vein stripping and ligation surgery.

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How do the RFA Procedure work?

  • A thin, flexible catheter is inserted into the affected vein under ultrasound guidance.
  • Radiofrequency waves are delivered through the catheter, heating the vein wall.
  • This heat causes two key effects:
    • Venous spasm: The vein temporarily constricts, reducing blood flow.
    • Collagen denaturation: The heat damages the collagen in the vein wall, causing it to shrink and close permanently.
  • The treated vein becomes scar tissue and is eventually absorbed by the body. Blood flow is rerouted to healthy veins, alleviating symptoms and improving appearance.

What are Benefits of the RFA Procedure?

  • Minimally invasive: Smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and faster healing compared to traditional surgery.
  • Local anesthesia: Typically used, reducing the need for general anesthesia.
  • Outpatient procedure: Often performed in a clinic setting, allowing for discharge on the same day.
  • Improved aesthetics: Effective in closing and shrinking visible varicose veins.

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2. Vena Seal Procedure: Sealing Leaky Valves with Medical Adhesive

The Medtronic Vena Seal procedure utilizes a minimally invasive approach to address Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) in specific cases. CVI occurs when valves within your leg veins, particularly those closer to the surface, become damaged and allow blood to flow backwards instead of towards your heart. This leads to symptoms like leg swelling, pain, and skin changes. Here’s a breakdown of how the Vena Seal works:


  • The Vena Seal targets specific damaged valves within your leg veins. These valves normally act like one-way doors, ensuring blood flows towards your heart. In CVI, these valves become leaky, causing blood to pool downwards and contribute to symptoms.

The Procedure:

  1. Catheter Insertion: A thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into your leg vein under ultrasound guidance. This allows the doctor to precisely locate the targeted vein.
  2. Glue Application: A small amount of specially formulated medical adhesive is dispensed from the Vena Seal, adhering it to the vein wall. This adhesive acts as a sealant, effectively closing the leaky valve(s) and preventing blood from flowing backwards.
  3. Catheter Removal: The catheter is removed, the adhesive stays in order to seal the vein and keep it sealed, and the patient is up and walking a few seconds after the procedure is completed.


  • Minimally invasive: No large incisions, typically done under local anesthesia, leading to faster recovery and less pain compared to traditional surgery.
  • Targeted approach: Addresses the specific issue of dysfunctional valves, potentially offering more precise therapy than other options.
  • Outpatient procedure: Often performed in a clinic setting, allowing for discharge on the same day.
  • Potential symptom improvement: Alleviates swelling, pain, and other CVI-related symptoms by preventing blood from pooling in your legs.
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3. Varithena (Polidocanol Foam): Soothing the Fury of Varicose Veins and CVI

Varithena, also known as polidocanol foam, is a minimally invasive treatment option for both Chronic Vein Insufficiency (CVI) and varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted blood vessels that bulge beneath the skin’s surface, typically occurring in the legs. They can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort, affecting your appearance and daily life. Here’s how Varithena works:


  • Varithena specifically targets these bulging, malfunctioning veins, as well as helping to close up the insufficient veins that cause significant symptoms in the legs.

The Procedure:

  1. Preparation: Using ultrasound imaging, your doctor maps the affected vein and identifies the injection points.
  2. Foam Injection: A thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the targeted vein under ultrasound guidance.
  3. Microfoam Delivery: A special medical foam containing polidocanol, a sclerosing agent, is injected into the vein through the catheter.
  4. Foam Activation: The foam interacts with the blood and vein wall, triggering two key effects:
    • Sclerosis: The polidocanol irritates the lining of the vein, initiating a healing response that gradually closes the vein over time.
    • Microthrombosis: Tiny blood clots form within the foam, further blocking blood flow and accelerating vein closure.
  5. Catheter Removal: The catheter is withdrawn, and a compression bandage is applied to the leg to support the healing process.


  • Minimally invasive: No large incisions, typically done under local anesthesia (lidocaine injection), leading to faster recovery and less pain than traditional surgery.
  • Outpatient procedure: Often performed in a clinic setting, allowing for discharge on the same day.
  • Targeted approach: Can treat specific varicose veins and insufficient veins while leaving healthy veins unaffected.
  • Cosmetically appealing: Aims to improve the appearance of treated veins by shrinking and closing them.
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Why Choose Health Scottsdale for the Vein Ablation Treatments?

1. Comprehensive Approach

2. Experienced Team

3. Cutting-Edge Technology

4. Personalized Treatment Plans

5. Online Consultations

6. Transparent Pricing

Take advantage of our convenient online consultations by calling 480-914-3320 to discuss your needs from the comfort of your home or office.

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Embark on your journey to optimal health with vein ablation services at Health Scottsdale. Whether there are unsightly varicose veins bothering you or something more complex, Health Scottsdale has the best vein ablation services near you. Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step towards addressing your vein issue. 

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