ClariVein is a specialty vein ablation catheter used by appropriately trained physicians for the treatment of incompetent veins (veins that cause varicose veins and leg swelling). The ClariVein system utilizes a 360° rotating mechanical ablation tip as well as a sclerotherapy infusion micro-catheter to provide an effective ablation of incompetent axial veins for patients with varicose veins.
An attractive feature of the ClariVein procedure is that it is a technique for axial vein ablation that does not require the use of local anesthetic (lidocaine). This may be a good option for patients with documented lidocaine allergy. It is also an option in situations where the vein to be treated is known to be in very close proximity to a nerve that could be damaged by traditional thermal (heat) based ablative catheters. Dr. Brennig has had extensive experience and success using infusion catheters for treatment of venous and vascular conditions and has been certified to use ClariVein in those patients he feels are appropriate candidates.
Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brennig to see if you are a candidate for ClariVein or one of our other state-of-the-art vein therapies.
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