Vein Clinic Director:
Your initial evaluation includes a complete Medical history and physical examination conducted by a Specialist in Vein Medicine. The doctor will discuss and explain the extent of your vein problem, rule out other contributing medical conditions, and recommend several treatment options. These include:
Compression Stocking Therapy
For very early or mild cases, compression garments can work very well. We carry a complete line of the latest styles and colors. Modern compression stockings are very stylish, and cannot be distinguished from regular stockings. They are appropriate for men or women.
Stockings are required after any treatment. We usually recommend that you purchase two pairs.
Sclerotherapy involves injection into the veins to collapse them. Superficial injections can be done quickly and simply. Generally, more than one session is required, depending on the extent of the disease.
For deeper or more extensive problems, we are one of the only Canadian clinics to offer Duplex Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, in which the Doctor is able to guide the needle into veins deep below the skin surface using cutting edge minimally invasive image guided therapy. Only by treating the deeper veins can you solve the surface vein problem.
Regular Sclerotherapy sessions last 15-20 minutes. The treatment is done only by our specialist doctors , or highly experienced Nurses under direct supervision.Unlike many non-specialist clinics, we inject the maximum, safe amount at each session, and we inject deeper vein systems that are often the cause of your vein problems.
Duplex Ultrasound Mapping
If there is any evidence of deeper vein disease, the Doctor will recommend a Duplex scan, covered by OHIP, at a teaching Hospital. This ensures you have an impartial, expert opinion about your vein problem by an expert in medical imaging. If the scan reveal a major leak in your deeper vein system, we arrange a consultation with our Vascular Surgeon, who will discuss your options, including EVLT and mini-phlebectomy. If you are a candidate for treatment he will perform a detailed ultrasound mapping of your deep vein system in advance of your procedure. The Doctor examines the entire venous system, in order to determine the source of the problem. In many cases of Varicose and Spider veins, it is not possible to solve the problem without this information.
Proximal Greater Saphenous Mid Greater Saphenous
with Color Doppler with Color Doppler
A proper Duplex examination saves both time and money, since treatment failures are much fewer. If you are a patient who has undergone years of therapy for your veins, you likely did not need to endure this.
In addition to duplex ultrasound, our Doctors use special Transillumination technology.
This allows for highly detailed examination of surface, spider veins and the deeper, feeding systems.
We use only the latest, state-of-the art lasers for treating veins. The laser is most effective in treating small reddish/blue “spider veins”. These can be treated quickly and painlessly. Unlike some non-specialist clinics, we only use the laser to treat small veins after any underlying, deeper problems have been treated. All treatments are done by Board Certified Laser Physicians, not by technicians or nurse/aestheticians. To learn more about the laser, click here
EndoVenous Laser Therapy
Our Surgeons were among the first in Canada to offer this exciting, new treatment, performing over 3000 since 2001. It is used in the event that the main junction of the saphenous vein is not functioning normally. This causes many cases of moderate to severe varicose veins. The treatment is done under local anesthetic and is highly effective.
For Information on EVLT click HERE
Treatment at our Vein Clinic is conducted only by highly trained and experienced Specialist Doctors. It is very important to treat vein disease as a medical condition, and to undertake diagnosis and treatment with the most advanced technology available. You can rely on our expertise and commitment to you as our patient to achieve the best possible results.