Vein & Vascular Clinic

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of vascular disorders incuding peripheral arterial disease (PAD), renal arterial disease and vein disorders.

For your convenience and comfort, many of these treatments can be performed in our office and most are covered by insurance. We also emphasize lifestyle modification to prevent progression of vascular disease and improve overall health.

Vein Conditions
 

Varicose veins

What are varicose veins?

  • Large, bulging veins you can see under the skin surface
  • Most commonly occur in the legs
  • Often a sign of underlying venous insufficiency or “leaky veins” in which the valves fail to efficiently pump blood towards the heart resulting in pooling of blood in the legs
  • Symptoms include         
    • Heaviness, burning or aching in the legs especially after prolonged standing
    • Swelling of the legs
    • Itching or bleeding from veins
    • Skin discoloration
    • Superficial blood clots
    • Skin ulcers

Spider veins

  • Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the skin surface
  • They can be red, blue or purple in color
  • They are named “spider” veins because they often look like spider webs
  • Spider veins can be a sign of an underlying vein disorder

Venous ulcers

  • Sometimes people with advanced vein disease will develop open sores or ulcers associated with their underlying venous condition
  • These sores are often painful, slow to heal and can be complicated by infection
  • We work closely with the Mount Nittany wound care center to provide care for patients suffering from venous ulcers
  • Treatment often includes a combination of wound care, compression and vein ablation

Vein Treatments

We offer a variety of treatment options for varicose and spider veins. Our vein specialists work directly with you to design a customized plan to best achieve your goals.

VenaSeal (Endovenous adhesive ablation)

What is VenaSeal?

  • A medical adhesive (like glue) is inserted into the diseased vein through a small catheter under ultrasound guidance
  • The adhesive seals the targeted vein allowing blood to be redirected into other healthy veins

Benefits of VenaSeal procdure:

  • Simple, outpatient procedure performed in the office typically in about 30 minutes
  • Completed with local anesthesia
  • Compared to heat based ablation only needle stick involved
  • Minimal recovery time, you can resume most normal activities immediately after the procedure
  • Compression stockings are not needed after the procedure
  • Appearance of varicose veins typically improves within a short period of time
  • Covered by most insurances

Radiofequency Ablation (RFA)

What is RFA?

  • A small catheter is inserted into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance
  • Heat is delivered to the targeted vein causing it to collapse and close
  •  Blood is redirected into other healthy veins.

Benefits of RFA procedure:

  • Simple, outpatient procedure performed in the office typically in less than 60 minutes
  • Completed with local anesthesia
  • Minimal recovery time, you can resume most normal activities immediately after the procedure
  • Appearance of varicose veins typically improves within a short period of time
  • Covered by most insurances

Varithena

What is Varithena?

  • The targeted vein is accessed with a small needle under ultrasound guidance
  • Varithena solution is injected into the vein causing the vein to collapse and close
  • Blood is redirected into other healthy veins

Benefits of Varithena:

  • Simple, outpatient procedure performed in the office typically in about 30 minutes
  • Completed with local anesthesia
  • Minimal recovery time, you can resume most normal activities immediately after the procedure
  • Appearance of varicose veins typically improves within a short period of time
  • Covered by most insurances

Sclerotherapy (Asclera)

What is Sclerotherapy?

  • Involves a series of injections with a very small needle directly into spider veins
  • The injected solution (sclerosant) causes the abnormal veins to close and over time are reabsorbed by your body

Benefits of sclerotherapy:

  • Simple procedure performed in the office with no need for anesthesia
  • Minimal recovery time, you can resume most normal activities immediately after the procedure
  • Appearance of spider veins improves in a short period of time

Conditions

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of vascular disorders including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), renal arterial disease and chronic venous insufficiency.

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Treatments

We offer advanced treatments of vascular disease. For your convenience and comfort, many of these treatments can be performed in our office. We also emphasize lifestyle modification to prevent progression of vascular disease and improve overall health.

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Contact us

We can help you look and feel your best. Achieve amazing results with in-office procedures that are covered by insurance.

Mount Nittany Health – Park Avenue
1850 East Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803
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Phone number: 814.689.3140
Email: vascular@mountnittany.org

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