X-Ray Medical Group Radiologists

Varicose Vein Ablation

X-Ray Medical Group offers Vein Ablation for the treatment of Varicose Veins. A treatment plan is designed specifically to suit your goals. With a comprehensive approach, minimally invasive technique, and shortest recovery time possible, our Interventional Radiologists strive for best results with minimal risk.

Varicose Vein treatments are offered at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa CA.

Indications for treatment

  • Pain: Aching, Burning, Heaviness
  • Swelling: Foot, Ankle, Leg
  • Dermatitis: Focal, Extensive
  • Lipodermatosclerosis
  • Ulceration: Present or Healed
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • External Bleed
  • Appearance

The Disease process

  • Nonfunctional, incompetent valves of various sizes
  • Leads to the pooling of blood and dilation of veins in lower extremities
  • Disease manifestation depends on the size of vein involve

Treatment options

  • Conservative therapy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgical excision
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation
    *Alone or in combination

Endovenous Laser Treatment

What to expect

  • History and Physical
  • Ultrasound
    • Confirms clinical diagnosis
    • Helps to determine the best treatment pathway
    • Usually not required in the work-up of spider veins
  • 45 minute outpatient procedure.
    • Outpatient setting
    • Ultrasound guided fiber placement
    • Local anesthesia
    • Ultrasound used to confirm closure of vein
    • Minimal discomfort during the procedure


  • Almost all resume all activity < 24 hr.
  • 95% elimination of pain and fatigue
  • 7/8 without edema
  • Minimal patient discomfort
  • Minimal complication
  • 95% Efficacy
  • All patients would recommend procedure to a friend

X-Ray Medical Group, Inc. Provides Excellence in Vein Ablation

  • A treatment plan is designed specifically to suit your goals
  • Comprehensive approach
  • Minimally invasive technique
  • Shortest recovery time possible
  • Strive for best results with minimal risk

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