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Vein Treatments and Services at UPMC in Central Pa.

The specialists at the UPMC in Central Pa. Vein Center are experts in the treatment of venous disease as well as the most advanced and painless procedures for removing spider and varicose veins.

Why choose UPMC in Central Pa. for varicose and spider vein treatment?

The vein care specialists at UPMC in Central Pa. are committed to providing comprehensive services that improve the health and appearance of your veins. Our vein care specialists understand that each diagnosis is unique. That's why we take a patient-centered approach to your care, which means you'll have attentive physicians and staff dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes.

We work closely with dermatologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons, and other specialists to diagnose and treat your condition using the latest technology and techniques, including:

Diagnostic Tests for Varicose and Spider Veins

  • Ultrasound. Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to allow your doctor to check the blood flow in your veins. Our specialists use the latest diagnostic tools, including duplex ultrasound and color-flow imaging (triplex ultrasound).
  • Computed tomography venography (CTV). CTV is a diagnostic procedure using computed tomography (CT) scanning technology to produce detailed images of your veins. This test allows your doctor to visualize your blood vessels and the blood flow through them.

See more about diagnosing varicose and spider veins.

Nonsurgical Procedures for Varicose and Spider Veins

  • Lifestyle Changes. These might include proper diet, exercise, elevating the legs, and avoiding long periods of standing.
  • Compression Stockings. A first line of defense to help push blood back up the leg towards the heart. The compression stockings do not treat the cause of the vein problem but may lessen symptoms.
  • Ablation. Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure, using thin, flexible tubes called catheters or tiny needle injections. Through the catheter or the needle, the vein specialist deliver heat or chemicals to damage the tissue and close the vein.
  • Sclerotherapy. One of three types of ablation our vein specialists offer, sclerotherapy is the most commonly used procedure to treat varicose and spider veins and is performed by injecting a solution directly into your vein.
  • VenaSeal. VenaSeal uses a small catheter and ultrasound guidance to inject a medical adhesive that closes your vein. Through this process, the abnormal blood flow backwards through the legs is eliminated, and over time the glue-like material is absorbed by the body.

Surgical Procedures for Varicose and Spider Veins

  • Microphlebectomy. Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes varicose veins on the surface of the legs through small, slit-like incisions in your skin.

Need more information?

Call the UPMC in Central Pa. Vein Center at: 717-920-4500

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Our Providers

Our Locations

Surgical Specialists of Lancaster - UPMC
1575 Highlands Drive
Suite 200
Lititz, PA 17543
Phone: 717-735-7410
Fax: 717-735-7438

Surgical Specialists of Lancaster - UPMC
2101 Embassy Drive
Lancaster, PA 17603

Phone: 717-735-7410
Fax: 717-735-7438

UPMC Vein Center
2808 Old Post Road
Lower Level
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717-920-4500
Fax: 717-920-4501

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