Vein Services Provided
Dr. Klein has performed over 1000 procedures at the Vein Center of Arizona. He believes that customizing the treatment plan to the needs of each individual has been the key to excellent results.
Vein Imaging - We perform ultrasound studies of the legs in order to evaluate for the presence of abnormalities such as blood clots. We pay particular attention to the direction of flow of blood in the veins and the function of the small valves within the veins.
Compression Therapy - Often patients with edema or venous reflux can benefit from compression stockings to alleviate pain, swelling, aching, fatigue. A good physical exam and noninvasive imaging study will help make this determination.
VNUS Radiofrequency Ablation - Superficial vein reflux can cause symptoms such as leg pain, fatigue, bulging varicose veins, leg aching, itching, and swelling. In advanced cases, this condition can lead to dangerous ulceration of the skin or bleeding varicose veins. VNUS Radiofrequency Ablation is a minimally invasive technique performed in the office under ultrasound guidance that uses radiofrequency energy to treat dysfunctional veins and redirect flow toward healthy veins.
Here is a video of a ClosureFast™ endovenous radiofrequency ablation procedure.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy - This is a minimally invasive technique that can be used to remove small to medium sized varicose veins through a series of tiny incisions through which the vein is removed.
Sclerotherapy - Often spider veins are found in conjunction with other vein conditions. These small superficial branching veins often arise due to problems with the microscopic valves within these veins. Risk factors for spider veins include prolonged standing, multiple pregnancies, and strong family history of spider or varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is a technique in which a tiny needle is used to deliver a medication into the vein. This causes the inner layer of the vein to scar, displacing the blood, which results in the fading or disappearance of the spider vein. This procedure can be done for spider veins causing itching, burning and discomfort, or for cosmetic reasons.
Dr. Klein would be happy to discuss the indications, risks, and benefits of all procedures with prospective patients.
Here is a video of a sclerotherapy procedure done by Dr. Klein.