The vein is reabsorbed by the body over time and blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby.
The VeinGogh procedure typically takes just a few minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of veins to be addressed. After the procedure, patients are allowed to return to their regular activities right away.
VeinGogh is an outpatient procedure that is performed here in our office. Vein Institute of Pinellas is one of the most trusted facilities for vein treatments in the country.
A probe installed with a thin fiber is inserted into the defective vein. The vein doctor will locate the strategic point inside the vein before sending microbursts of heat energy. The controlled heat delivered directly to the defective vein will damage its walls and cause it collapse and shut completely. The closed vein will slowly be broken down by your body’s immune system.
VeinGogh works best on veins that are not larger than 0.3mm. It is not designed for larger vessels or vessels in the deeper tissues.