Did you know that Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, a cutting-edge procedure offered at our clinics, can effectively treat various vein-related conditions with minimal invasiveness?

From spider veins to varicose veins, this innovative technique uses ultrasound imaging to guide the precise injection of a foam sclerosing agent into problematic veins

At Vein Health Clinic, we offer Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy. Florida residents can contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss these options.

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What is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy?

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a state-of-the-art technique used to treat various vein conditions.

It involves the injection of a sclerosing agent, typically in the form of a foam, directly into the affected vein with ultrasound guidance. This helps specialists with precision as they can clearly view healthy veins versus problematic veins. This procedure is highly effective in treating spider veins, large varicose veins, deeper veins and other vein abnormalities.

Who Requires Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is particularly beneficial for individuals with larger, deeper, or more complex veins that are not suitable for traditional sclerotherapy or other treatment options.

It is commonly recommended for patients with venous reflux, venous insufficiency, or those who have experienced recurring symptoms despite previous treatments.

Benefits of Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a highly beneficial procedure for treating vein-related conditions, these benefits include:

  • Precise and Targeted Treatment: Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy allows for accurate targeting of problematic veins. The use of ultrasound imaging enables the specialist to visualize the veins in real-time, ensuring precise injection placement, and increasing the likelihood of successful outcomes.
  • Minimally Invasive: Unlike surgical interventions, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure. It offers less discomfort, reduced scarring, and a quicker recovery compared to traditional surgical approaches.
  • Versatility: Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a versatile treatment option that can address a wide range of vein-related conditions. Whether you are dealing with spider veins, varicose veins, or other vein abnormalities.
    Outpatient Procedure: Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home on the same day as the procedure, with no need for long hospital stays.
  • Minimal Downtime: Following Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, most patients experience minimal downtime. While some may need to wear compression stockings for a short period, they can generally return to their daily routines shortly after the procedure.
  • Improved Aesthetic Appearance: In addition to the medical benefits, Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy also offers aesthetic advantages. By effectively treating and reducing the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins, this procedure can enhance the overall aesthetic appearance of your legs, boosting self-confidence and improving body image.

Risks of Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

While Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is generally a safe procedure, it is important to be aware of potential risks and side effects. Here are some key considerations:

  • Temporary Side Effects: Following the procedure, some patients may experience temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling, or skin discoloration at the injection site. These effects are typically mild and subside over time as the body heals.
  • Allergic Reactions: Although rare, allergic reactions to the sclerosing agent used in the procedure can occur. It is crucial to inform your specialist about any known allergies or sensitivities before undergoing Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy to minimize the risk of an adverse reaction.
  • Blood Clotting: In rare cases, blood clotting, known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), may occur after the procedure. This risk is typically higher in individuals with a history of blood clotting disorders or those who have recently undergone surgery. An experienced specialist will assess your individual risk factors and take appropriate measures to mitigate this risk.

Understanding the potential risks associated with Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is an essential part of making an informed decision about your vein treatment.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy Treatment - How is it Performed?

For this procedure, the specialist begins by applying a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort and ultrasound imaging to visualize the problematic varicose vein. This allows for accurate and precise guidance throughout the treatment.

A small needle is then inserted into the targeted vein, and a foam sclerosing agent is injected directly into the vein. The sclerosing agent irritates the vein walls, causing them to collapse and stick together.

Over time, the body absorbs the vein, improving circulation and reducing the appearance of the vein.

The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and most patients can resume their normal activities shortly after the treatment.

Multiple sessions may be required depending on the extent of the condition being treated.


Before the procedure, a comprehensive evaluation is conducted to determine the most suitable treatment plan. This may include an ultrasound examination to identify the underlying vein issues accurately.

During the pre-op consultation, any concerns or questions will be addressed, and a personalized treatment strategy will be developed.


Following the Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy procedure, patients are often advised to wear compression stockings to facilitate healing and support vein health. The specialist will provide detailed post-operative instructions and schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor the progress.


One of the notable advantages of Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is its relatively quick recovery time. Most patients can resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure, with minimal downtime.

However, strenuous exercise and prolonged standing should be avoided for a few days to allow the treated veins to heal properly.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy Cost

The cost of Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy can vary depending on various factors such as the extent of treatment needed, and the number of sessions required.

After your initial treatment, we can give you an accurate estimate for the treatment as well as any potential health insurance reimbursements.

Please reach out to us to learn more about pricing.

Why Choose Vein Health Clinic for Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

At Vein Health Clinic, we take pride in providing exceptional care and delivering excellent results.

Our clinic is staffed by a team of highly skilled professionals, led by Dr. Obinna Nwobi, a renowned specialist in the field of vein health. Dr Nwobi has extensive experience in performing Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, ensuring that you are in capable hands.

We prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction, offering personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs

Meet Our Specialist

Dr Obinna Nwobi

Dr Obinna Nwobi received his master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland. He specialized in healthcare management and international health. Thereafter he obtained his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.

He then completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and later received his fellowship in vascular surgery at the Vascular Group PLLC and Albany Medical Center in New York. This motivated him to practice in an underserved area of Florida.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information on spider veins treatment, please read our most frequently asked questions:

No, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is a variation of traditional sclerotherapy that uses ultrasound imaging to guide the injection of sclerosing agents into the problematic veins, enhancing accuracy and effectiveness.
Yes, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is considered a safe treatment for larger varicose veins. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, which should be discussed with a qualified healthcare professional.
Individuals who are pregnant, have an active infection at the treatment site or have severe peripheral artery disease may not be suitable candidates for ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. A consultation with a healthcare professional is necessary to assess individual eligibility.

The results of ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy can vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated. In general, treated veins tend to improve and fade over a period of several weeks to months.

However, new veins may develop over time, and maintenance treatments may be necessary for optimal and long-lasting results.

The healing time after ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy can vary. Typically, treated veins show improvement within a few weeks, but complete healing and optimal results may take several weeks to months.

It is important to follow post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare professional for a smooth recovery.

Walking immediately after ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is generally encouraged. Walking helps improve blood circulation and reduces the risk of blood clots.

However, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities, prolonged standing, and heavy lifting for a few days after the procedure. Your healthcare professional will provide specific guidelines based on your individual case.

While ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy primarily focuses on vein-related conditions, its precise targeting and injection capabilities can be beneficial in addressing specific non-vein conditions as well, such as hemorrhoids, venous malformations or lymphatic malformations, and lymphatic cysts.

This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

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