Varicose Vein Services at Denver Health
The Laser and Vein Care Center specializes in diagnosing and treating varicose veins
Diagnosis is made through physical examination, health history and with pain-free Ultrasound Duplex testing, which uses sound waves to create images of internal veins and show blood flow. One of our Registered Vascular Technologists performs this diagnostic test in Denver Health Medical Center’s dedicated Vascular Lab. If treatment is needed, you will discuss non-surgical options, like compression stockings and lifestyle changes, and surgical options such as laser surgery.
Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins
Schedule an Appointment
A referral is not required for consultation with the Denver Health Laser and Vein Care Center. Please schedule an appointment by calling (303) 628-1550.
Before your visit, we recommend contacting one of our Financial Counselors at (303) 602-3470 to determine your coverage and benefits.
Minimally invasive laser treatment – called radiofrequency ablation (RFA) – using local pain medicine (anesthetic) improves how the skin looks, reduces pain, and helps prevent long-term medical complications by closing varicose veins.
During surgery, the surgeon uses an ultrasound machine to view the veins and blood flow. He then makes tiny cuts (incisions) and inserts small needles or catheters into affected veins. Through the catheter, a heating element is inserted into diseased veins and heated up to close and shrink the veins. The process is repeated until all varicose veins have been closed.
The body automatically reroutes blood flow around closed veins to use healthy veins. RFA is performed as an outpatient procedure lasting less than one hour, on average. It is important to patients that RFA is almost painless with incisions requiring only bandages and rarely stitches.