Clarivein Procedure: A Gentle Solution for Venous Disease Relief

Published On: November, 28, 2023

Clarivein Procedure: A Gentle Solution for Venous Disease Relief

If you’ve been grappling with the challenges of saphenous vein reflux, also known as “reflux,” the ClariVein® procedure could hold the key to a minimally invasive solution. In this blog post, we’ll embark on an in-depth exploration of this innovative treatment, unraveling its inner workings and detailing what you can anticipate on the day of the procedure. Join us on a journey to understand how ClariVein® can help you regain your leg health and the quality of life you deserve.

Deconstructing the Treatment Process

The ClariVein® procedure is meticulously crafted to address saphenous vein reflux effectively. This minimally invasive approach boasts a remarkable feature: it can be completed in under an hour, enabling patients to resume their daily activities on the same day. But what is the secret behind its success?

The procedure kicks off with the application of lidocaine to numb the skin. Once the skin is sufficiently anesthetized, a ClariVein® catheter is gently inserted into the problematic vein. This catheter carries out two pivotal treatments:

  • Mechanical Treatment with a Tiny Rotating Wire: The ClariVein® catheter is equipped with a minute rotating wire that delicately and painlessly closes the problematic vein. This mechanical treatment is not only gentle but also highly effective.
  • Chemical Treatment with Polidocanol: In addition to the mechanical aspect, the catheter delivers polidocanol, a detergent-type sclerosant medication frequently used in varicose vein treatments. This chemical treatment further contributes to the closure of the vein, enhancing the overall success of the procedure.

Remarkably, this technique necessitates just one skin puncture, comparable to the insertion of an IV. It’s a minimally invasive approach designed with patient comfort in mind, ensuring minimal discomfort throughout the process.

What to Anticipate on Treatment Day

Now that you have a clearer grasp of the ClariVein® procedure’s mechanics, let’s dive into what you can expect on the day of your treatment.

Local Anesthesia and Optional Mild Oral Sedative: The procedure is conducted under local anesthesia. However, for enhanced relaxation during treatment, many patients opt to take a mild oral sedative like Valium. This sedative is typically administered after you check in and complete the necessary paperwork.

Comfortable Setup: You’ll be provided with a gown, and you can retain your underwear. The specific vein to be treated will determine whether you lie on your back or belly. Special accommodations are readily available to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the procedure.

Entertainment Choices: To help you relax during the treatment, you’ll have the option to watch a movie on Netflix or listen to music.

Ultrasound Mapping: Before the treatment commences, the physician will employ ultrasound to map the vein(s) in need of treatment.

Numbing and Puncture: In the numbed area of your skin, a small puncture is made to allow for the passage of the ClariVein® catheter. Lidocaine is administered to guarantee a pain-free experience during this step.

Treatment Phase: Once the catheter and its rotating wire are in position, the treatment is initiated. During this phase, you may experience a tickling or vibrating sensation, with any discomfort being minimal to nonexistent.

Application of Compression Stocking: Following the procedure, you’ll be assisted in wearing a compression stocking, which should be continuously worn for 72 hours.

Post-Procedure Walk: Prior to your departure, you’ll be encouraged to take a 30-minute walk to stimulate circulation, enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment.

In Conclusion

The ClariVein® procedure offers a swift, minimally invasive solution for saphenous vein reflux. By gaining insight into how this treatment operates and understanding what to expect on the day of your procedure, you can approach it with confidence. Bid farewell to the discomfort of saphenous vein reflux and welcome a future characterized by health and freedom from pain with ClariVein®.

“Bringing Experts Together for Unparalleled Vein and Vascular Care”

La Jolla Vein & Vascular (formerly La Jolla Vein Care) is committed to bringing experts together for unparalleled vein and vascular care. 

Nisha Bunke, MD, Sarah Lucas, MD, and Amanda Steinberger, MD are specialists who combine their experience and expertise to offer world-class vascular care. 

Our accredited center is also a nationally known teaching site and center of excellence. 

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