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Less Cutting, More Edge

The team at Danbury provides office-based, advanced solutions for treating cosmetically irritating, sometimes painful varicose and spider veins as well as advanced venous problems of the extremities including leg swelling and pain, skin changes and venous ulcerations. Our program begins with a venous duplex in our nationally accredited diagnostic vascular lab. This diagnostic test provides us with the information we need to determine the best treatment for patients. These treatments can include endovenous radiofrequency ablation of the saphenous or perforating veins (VNUS Closure Procedure), sclerotherapy and or ambulatory phlebectomy of varicose veins.

  • VNUS Closure┬« utilizes catheter-delivered radio frequencies to collapse and seal shut the great saphenous and other superficial leg veins. This procedure has all but replaced conventional open surgical vein ligation and stripping done under general anesthesia.
  • Sclerotherapy involves injecting certain small varicose and spider veins with a variety of solutions, which closes down and eliminates the abnormal veins rerouting blood to healthy, normally functioning veins.
  • Ambulatory Microphlebectomy is an MI procedure performed for the removal of larger varicose veins which sometimes remain following a VNUS Closure and other endovenous ablation procedures.