Varicose Vein Treatment for Men

Varicose Vein Treatment for Men

Varicose veins aren’t just something your mother and grandmother get. Varicose veins affect men almost just as much as women; about 40-45% of men in the United States have some type of vein problem. The good news is that varicose vein treatment for men is effective and safe.

Schedule a Consultation

The first step is to contact the Minneapolis Vein Center to schedule your consultation. One of our board certified interventional radiologists will perform an exam and learn about your personal history and risk factors, then design a custom treatment plan fit for you.

Conservative Vein Treatment for Men

Most insurance companies will require that you try a round of conservative treatment, like compression stockings, first before any other treatments. Our staff will help you understand your insurance requirements and exactly what you need to do. You can also try implementing some lifestyle changes, which may slow the development of varicose veins, including getting exercise, losing weight, or avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time.

Minimally Invasive Varicose Vein Treatment for Men

If conservative treatments do not help your symptoms, most insurance companies will then cover a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment for men. At Minneapolis Vein Center, our experts offer several different varicose vein treatments, including:

  • Venous Ablation – You will receive local anesthesia to numb the skin entry site on your leg and along the treatment path. A thin catheter, or tube, is inserted into the vein through a small opening using only a single needle stick. The catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) or laser energy to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse, and seal shut. Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over to empty blood from your legs. As normal blood flow is re-established, your symptoms should improve noticeably. An ultrasound exam will be repeated to verify the vein is completely sealed. The procedure takes about 45-60 minutes, and you can begin walking the next day.
  • Phlebectomy – minimally invasive surgical technique to remove abnormal medium to large veins. Your leg will be evaluated using ultrasound and the vein will be marked using a skin marker. You will receive local anesthesia at the incision site to numb the entire area. Using a special set of tools, the physician makes tiny incisions in the skin to remove the affected veins. Incisions are so tiny that stitches are not required. Once the diseased vein is removed, other healthy veins take over to empty blood from your legs. As normal blood flow is re-established, your symptoms should improve noticeably
  • Sclerotherapy – A treatment for spider veins. Your physician will use a fine needle to inject a solution directly into problematic veins. The solution starts a process that leads to the vein turning to scar tissue and fading from view. The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes and you can return to normal, low-stress activities right away. You can return to strenuous activities or heavy lifting after about 2 weeks.

Vein Treatment Results

Almost all patients will see excellent results from varicose vein treatments. In fact, 98% of patients who have undergone venous ablation would recommend it to a friend or family member with similar leg vein problems. If you’ve been ignoring your varicose veins, schedule a consultation with the experts at Minneapolis Vein Center today.


Contact Us


Minneapolis Vein Center
2800 Campus Drive, Suite 20
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: (763) 398-8710
Fax: (763) 398-8711

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