Treatment begins with a clinical consultation.

The first step is to receive a consultation with Dr Haddad. Either as part of consultation or afterward, we usually do a venous ultrasound mapping of the legs.

A treatment plan is then outlined which is tailored to each patient. The initial treatment may involve simple compression hose. This may be followed by a single treatment or combination of treatments including:

Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy (RF)

RF is a 45-minute, in-office procedure that requires only a local anesthetic and enables the patient to return to normal activity immediately – with little or no pain.

Benefits of RF

  • Relief of symptoms
  • Less invasive; not a surgical procedure
  • Little downtime
  • Same day, outpatient procedure
  • Only local or regional anesthesia needed
  • Little to no scarring

The Origin of Vein Disease

Blood in the leg veins normally flows only towards the heart. The direction of flow is maintained by valves in the veins which prevent the blood from flowing backwards. If the valves do not close properly, blood is allowed to flow backwards. The blood then “pools” in the veins causing the walls to enlarge and become thin. The result is varicose veins.

How It Works

The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, your physician will position the ClousureFAST™ Catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency(RF) energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein in closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.


Sclerotherapy is a straightforward procedure where an injection of sclerosing solutioncauses the blood vessels to shrink.

Benefits of Sclerotherapy

  • Quick and simple
  • Can effectively relieve some varicose veins and spider veins
  • It’s not a surgical procedure
  • The patient experiences no downtime
  • Same day, outpatient procedure
  • Little to no scarring