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Sunday, December 9, 2012


There are various techniques to treat venous insufficiency (all of these are available at the Vein Treatment Center and


1. Laser techniques using EVLT (endovenous laser therapy)


2. VNUS Closure using radiofrequency energy


3. Venefit Procedure using radiofrequency energy


4. Mechanochemical techniques using ClariVein technology - The ClariVein Procedure


ClariVein is a special catheter with a rotating tip. It is two to three times thinner than the current devices used in radiofrequency and laser treatments.


The ClariVein catheter treats the abnormal feeding vein that is the underlying cause of visible bulging varicose veins. The procedure with ClariVein is minimally invasive and takes less than 30 minutes.


Here are the steps involved:


1. Ultrasound visualizes the vein to be treated.


  • 2. After a local anaesthetic is applied on the skin, the ClariVein catheter is inserted through a tiny entry point and threaded along the

  • length of the vein to be treated.


  • 3. No deep anesthetic (tumescent anesthesia) is necessary along the length of the vein as the procedure is PAIN FREE.


  • 4. The rotating tip of the ClariVein catheter is set in motion. The tip sensitises and damages the inner lining of the vein mechanically with a rotator unit and chemically with sclerothrapy.

  • 5. The leg is wrapped in a compression bandage following the procedure.

  • 6. Resume all activities immediately. 


Dr. Karamanoukian uses all of these procedures in the office setting and uses them selectively based on the patient's condition. Go to to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or 


Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian welcomes patients from Ontario, Canada. Our offices are minutes away from the Peace Bridge and patients can be in and out of the office in less than 90 minutes and expect to return to work the same day in 99% of cases.  Our offices will help make arrangements for those who want to spend the night in the U.S. - but 99% of our patients drive back home to Canada immediately after leaving the office.


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or 


Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.






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