No sedation required
If уоu’rе suffering frоm vаrісоѕе veins or chronic venous insufficiency, ClariVein is a new minimally invasive treatment option.
Whаt іѕ Clarivein?
Dr. Brotman O’Neill was present for the first Clarivein procedure in the United States and implemented this procedure in Mercer County.
ClariVein®IC is a specialty infusion catheter with a rotating wire tip designed for the controlled 360-degree dispersion of physician-specified agents to the targeted treatment area. Unlike RF ablation, the procedure uses mechanical pressure and the infused medication to treat the diseased vein. Because there is no heat delivery as with RF ablation, the procedure is virtually pain-free. No heat means no tumescence or need for as much local anesthetic!
The ClariVein®IC device is a thin catheter (tube) that your doctor temporarily inserts into the peripheral vasculature through a pin-sized entrance point. ClariVein®IC is several times smaller than other devices used in peripheral vascular treatments allowing the entrance point to be smaller. As a result, there is minimal discomfort or bruising noted afterward. The ClariVein®IC is fully disposable, minimally invasive, and can be efficiently used in an office setting.
Short-term studies show that Clarivein is a promising technique to consider in certain situations. The long-term success rates with Clarivein will need further evaluation to better understand.
Here are some of the key pros & cons for Clarivein treatment
The procedure is a hybrid of other endovenous techniques with a similar side effect profile. Most commonly noted is soreness post procedure. Rare issues include mechanical damage to the veins or allergic reactions to the sclerosant.
Clarivein is a complementary solution to more commonly used treatments such as Radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy. Your vein specialist will base decisions on your current anatomy and prior treatments.
The procedures is similar to other endovenous procedures and is completed under one hour.