Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy or “UG sclero”
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy or “UG sclero” as we call it, is an in-office non-surgical treatment for painful varicose veins under the skin surface. A safe, FDA approved, “foamed” solution is administered into the abnormal veins with a tiny needle, while Dr. Buscaglia or Dr. Brauer visually monitors the treatment on an ultrasound screen. This enables treatment of veins that can’t be seen because they are below the surface of the skin and would otherwise require surgical removal. The foamed medication then works to seal these abnormal veins shut. This new technology has made the treatment of venous insufficiency safer, faster, more specific, more tolerable, and more effective.
With all three of these treatments, patients typically go back to normal life one day after treatment. As well, once patients meet insurance criteria, the treatment is a medically covered service.
When is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy Used?
This treatment is used to address varicose veins and “feeder” veins that are just under the skin’s surface. These types of veins can contribute to symptoms, leg swelling and spider veins.
Will healthcare insurance cover the cost of Vein Procedures?
Yes, in most cases insurance companies will pay for the treatment of varicose veins that they consider “medical” spider veins are often considered “cosmetic” and are not covered.