The venous valve repair is still under research for deep vein reflux. Either vein ablation (closure) or surgical resection is used to treat varicose vein. The ablated veins will disappear later and circulation is significantly improved in the legs.
Besides the thermal (Laser or high frequency) or chemical ablations (sclerotherapy), there are other treatment options.
- Surgical procedure:
- Microphlebectomy: see link!
- Vein stripping: a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia involves stripping or removing the entire superficial vein in the leg. Due to advances in minimally invasive procedures, this procedure is rarely done today.
- Mechanochemical Ablation (MOCA): A special rotating catheter is advanced into the vein and a drug called a sclerosant is injected through the catheter to close down the vein. Tumescent anesthesia and thermal are not needed.
- VenaSeal Adhesive (Glue): The procedure uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This unique approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein. The procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, thermal and sclerosant.