When it comes to treatments for vascular conditions, there is good news. If you see a physician early, many vascular conditions are quite manageable. Vascular surgery and procedures are improving all the time, and sometimes no surgery is necessary.
At Muskegon Surgical Associates, we understand that the notion of surgery or simply meeting with a vascular surgeon can seem intimidating. Our staff works with you to determine the best treatment plan and procedures so that you can live the healthiest life possible.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure performed in the office with local anesthesia utilizing heat to close the greater, lesser, or perforating veins. Using ultrasound, your physician will position the ClosureFast catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The catheter powered by radiofrequency energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As…Learn More
Vein ligation is a minor surgical procedure to remove damaged veins and prevent any complications that may arise due to vein damage. In cases involving severe damage to several valves and the vein itself, the diseased part of the vein is removed (stripped). An incision below the vein allows for a flexible instrument to thread up…Learn More
Miniphlebectomy / Microphlebectomy
Mini-phlebectomy (also known as micro-phlebectomy or stab avulsion phlebectomy) is a procedure to remove varicose veins below the saphenofemoral and saphenopopliteal junctions. Mini-phlebectomy is performed when the veins have competent valves or after incompetent valves are treated by radiofrequency ablation. The veins are usually superficial just below the skin and often budge or are ropey…Learn More
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Advanced varicose veins hidden beneath the skin are treated with a highly specialized procedure called Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, or UGS). Similar to microsclerotherapy, this procedure is safe and effective. A sclerosant solution is injected into the problem veins, guided by ultrasound. The solution causes the vein walls to collapse and the veins to dissolve and disappear as your body…Learn More
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to reduce the appearance of spider veins. It involves injecting a sclerosing agent or detergent into a vein using a fine needle. The solution irritates the lining of the vein causing it to stick together. Over time, the vessel will turn into scar tissue and fade. The severity of your…Learn More
Dermal laser treatment with or without combination of sclerotherapy is used for reticular, telangiectasia or non-bulging spider veins. Reticular veins are bluish lines or clusters on the surface of the skin. They are smaller than varicose veins, usually located on the back of the leg around the knee area. They may branch into or feed…Learn More