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Benefits of ClariVein Procedure for Varicose Veins - ClariVein versus EVLT
Sunday, January 20, 2013



The Clarivein procedure uses a 'keyhole access' to treat varicose veins. The Clarivein procedure uses this 'keyhole ccess' to obliterate the internal lining of the main feeding varicose vein  with a rotating wire. The wire ablation technology is used in conjunction with chemical sclerosant which is FDA approved. Together, mechanical and chemical abliteration is an alternative to the use of heat energy (Venefit Procedure, aka VNUS Closure) or laser ablation (EVLT, EVLA, ElVeS). The treatment hs been shown to cause the treated varicose veins to shrivel up, achieving success through a single key hole or pin hole. 


Published studies show several advantages of the Clarivein procedure over the Venefit Procedure (previously called VNUS Closure):


  1. quicker procedure
  2. no tumescent or deep anesthesia needed
  3. no heating of the varicose vein (unlike Venefit procedure)
  4. no procedure related pain during the procedure


Clarivein treatment for varicose veins is a the latest treatment for varicose veins and long term data is not published as of this writing. However, short term data (1.5 year follow-up) is excellent for the treatment of varicose veins.  A Board Certified Phlebologist will help you choose the right treatment - Venefit procedure versus EVLT versus ClariVein versus sclerotherapy, among others.


Comprehensive Information about the EVLT Never Touch Laser Procedure and venous  reflux disease treatment options at your fingertips by Buffalo Vein Expert Hratch Karamanoukian MD FACS, a Board Certified Phlebologist (Vein Specialist) - and


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 


Dr. Karamanoukian performs 1. VNUS Closure (also called Venefit Procedure), 2. EVLT Never Touch, 3) ClariVein Procedure, 4) microphlebectomy for varicose veins, 5) ultrasound guided sclerotherapy for varicose veins, 6) foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins, 7) traditional sclerotherapy for varicose veins, 8) EVLT for perforator veins, 9) SEPS for perforator veins, 10) laser procedures for spider veins, among others.



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 


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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