The physicians of Elite Vein Center have performed several thousand procedures. We have a 97% success rate and most patients have relief of their heaviness, ache and discomfort within six weeks.

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Varithena ®

Varithena logoVarithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system.

Varithena® improves the symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins. It also improves the appearance of varicose veins.

Varithena® improves the appearance of veins as well as 5 key symptoms of varicose veins (HASTI™ Symptoms)

  • Heaviness
  • Achiness
  • Swelling
  • Throbbing
  • Itching

A few reasons why Varithena® may be chosen to treat varicose veins:

  • It is effective to treat veins of different sizes above and below the knee
  • Requires no incisions, sedation or general anesthesia
  • Does not require a wire to be inserted along the length of your vein
  • Is administered in as little as one or two needle sticks per treatment, instead of 10-14
  • It does not use heat, eliminating the risk of thermal injury
  • Glue is not used and it dissolves in the bloodstream after treatment, leaving no foreign bodies in the vein

Varithena® is minimally invasive and well tolerated by most patients. Because of this, you may resume most normal activities on the same day as treatment.

About Varithena®

How does Varithena® work?

  • The doctor administers a small amount of Varithena® through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein
  • The foam fills and treats the desired section of the vein
  • The diseased vein collapses and the foam is deactivated

How is blood flow affected?

  • When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby.

About Varithena®Treatment

What is Varithena® treatment like?

Treatment with Varithena® is minimally invasive and nonsurgical (no incisions required). The doctor usually numbs the injection site, but no additional anesthesia
is required.

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment usually takes less than one hour.

How soon can I get back to my normal activities?

Patients may resume some activities the same day as treatment. Heavy exercise should be avoided for one week. Post-treatment bandages need to be kept dry and in place for 48 hours, and compression stockings must be worn on the treated leg for 2 weeks.

For a month, patients should walk at least 10 minutes a day and avoid long periods of inactivity.

How many treatments might I need?

Some patients only need a single treatment. Additional treatment may be needed, depending on the number and size of veins to be treated.

Will my insurance cover treatment?

Insurance carriers may cover varicose vein treatment. Coverage may depend on the severity of the varicose veins and symptoms.

Talk to your doctor to learn more and to discuss important safety information.

Meet Our Doctors

Eddy H. Luh

Eddy H. Luh

MD, FSVS, RPVI, FACS Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Eddy Luh graduated from Cornell University. He then received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Luh completed his General Surgery residency here in Nevada at the University of Nevada Affiliated Hospitals. He then trained at the world renowned ...

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