Chemical ablation is an ultra sound guided procedure performed by Serrano Kidney and Vascular Access Center (KVAC) of California to treat varicose veins.
Not every patient suffering from varicose veins insufficiency is a candidate for endovenous laser ablation. Some patients have venous problems that are caused solely by incompetent perforator veins. One technique that can be used to treat these incompetent perforating varicose veins is ultrasound guided venous chemical ablation.
Chemical ablation is performed when a very skinny needle is placed in the perforator vein, and then a sclerosing agent is introduced into the vein, which causes the vein to scar down.