Varicose veins are a common problem in the United States. Studies indicate that 21% of adults suffer from some form of varicose veins, which can be caused by insufficient blood flow or “CVI,” chronic venous insufficiency. Women are more affected than men. The symptoms of varicose veins increase with age and are among the top ten complaints people have when seeing their primary care physician. The symptoms of varicose veins range from cosmetic concerns to venous ulcers. Some of the risk factors include prolonged standing or sitting, genetics, diabetes, pregnancy, sex, and age.
The management and treatment options of CVI have undergone a major change over the past 10 years with invasive surgery being replaced by other options, including endothermic ablation and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. These minimally invasive in-office vein procedures are offered at the We’re So Vain vein clinic in New London, Connecticut by board-certified surgeon Dr. Gregory Azia. His skillful vein removal techniques remove the veins and allow his patients to quickly return to their daily activities, increasing their quality of life.
Unfortunately for some patients, the veins may sometimes return and continue to be a problem, especially in the lower legs. Dr. Azia now offers a solution at We’re So Vain called Mechanico-Chemical Ablation or MOCA, a non-thermal technique for closing diseased veins. Good candidates are patients who have reoccurring vein problems in their lower legs after other procedures were done. Dr. Azia is one of the few doctors in the area offering this option to his vein patients. If you have reoccurring vein issues below your knee, this treatment may be the solution you’ve been looking for. The MOCA procedure with a ClariVein device is minimally invasive and takes less than 30 minutes. It has several benefits, including low patient discomfort during and after the procedure. It is the first venous ablation technique to employ a hybrid (dual-injury) method built into one catheter-based delivery system.
Call We’re So Vain in New London at (860) 443-3202 to see if you are a good candidate for MOCA. Start living your life varicose vein free!