The following videos have been provided by Clarksville Tennessee Vein Specialist Dr. Stephan Daugherty in order to help educate and inform patients as to what to expect during a vein care procedure. Clicking the thumbnails or links below will direct you to the video and page corresponding to the desired content.
Microphlebectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure to remove segments of large varicose veins near the skin. The older procedure which used to be performed through ½ inches or larger incisions is called “phlebectomy”. The newer “microphlebectomy” procedure involves 2-3 mm (less than 1/8 inch) incisions.
Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) is the most common approach to treatment of an incompetent great saphenous vein. It is not feasible to repair the many failed valves in the incompetent vein, so treatment involves sealing the vein shut so it will no longer allow blood to flow downward with gravitational force when one is sitting or standing. Vein stripping, a surgical technique that involves pulling the vein out of the leg, usually under general anesthesia, is much more traumatic than endovenous thermal ablation. EVTA provides better results, involves fewer complications, causes consistently less post-operative discomfort, and is much less expensive than surgical stripping.
"I can’t express in words how thankful I am for the outcome of my vein treatment and the concern he has for his patients. He has a great staff also." -- N.R.