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Vein Care Services

Medical Varicose Vein Treatments

Millions of Americans suffer from pain, burning, swelling and cramping caused by the chronic and recurrent condition of varicose veins. In addition to the discomfort and health risks varicose veins pose, many individuals are uncomfortable with their visual appearance.

With a variety of varicose vein treatment methods available today, including non-invasive laser procedures, these veins can be effectively and safely removed with successful outcomes. The region's top surgeons at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare will help you find the varicose or spider vein treatment best suited to your condition.

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In Metro Milwaukee
Call 414-259-7500 or fax referrals to 414-527-5746

In Racine
Call 262-687-VEIN (8346) or fax referrals to 262-687-5473

Common Vein Conditions We Treat

Whether your need is cosmetic or medical, the Wheaton Franciscan Vein Care team can help! Our medical and surgical professionals provide testing, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of venous conditions including:

  • Spider veins
  • Varicose veins
  • Varicose-related skin ulcers
  • Phlebitis
  • Thrombosis

Our team will work with you as an individual – so you understand what you have, what to expect and treatment options that are available.

Want to start a conversation around your vein health? Call the number above or request a free initial consultation online to start the process!

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Diagnostic & Treatment Services

Wheaton Franciscan Vein Care uses the latest technology and treatment options available for simple through more complex situations. Our surgical expertise in minimally invasive and traditional procedures provides solutions for cases for which medical treatments aren’t appropriate.

Among the treatment options we perform are:

Visual Sclerotherapy

Visual Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment option in which a special solution is injected into your spider veins or smaller varicose veins. The solution causes your vein to close up or collapse and fade away. The procedure does not impact blood flow, as nearby healthy blood vessels will take on the flow of your collapsed veins. The surface veins are no longer visible. With this procedure, veins can be dealt with at an early stage helping to prevent further complications.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy can also treat medium to smaller sized veins that can’t be seen on the surface, but are still contributing to overall symptoms.

During this treatment, a special solution is injected into your abnormal vein under the guidance of ultrasound technology. This closes your abnormal vein and seals it off from the other healthy veins in your legs. The vein shrinks over time and is eventually absorbed.

Endovenous Ablation

Endovenous Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure where your doctor inserts a catheter, usually through a needle stick in the skin and into your damaged vein. Heat energy will then be delivered inside your vein, which causes your vein to collapse and seal shut. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. Following the procedure a bandage or compression hose is placed on your treated leg.

If you're suffering from symptoms of venous insufficiency and vein disease, this procedure is an alternative to surgical stripping and offers the following advantages:

  • No general anesthesia
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Less pain and bruising
  • No scars
  • Visible improvement in veins

Endoscopic Vein Surgery

Endoscopic vein surgery is usually only recommended for severe cases when varicose veins are causing skin ulcers. If you need to have endoscopic vein surgery, your doctor will make a small cut near the varicose vein to insert a tiny camera at the end of a thin tube to move through your vein. A surgical device at the end of the camera is then used to close your vein.


When you have a phlebectomy, your affected vein is removed through tiny punctures or incisions along the path of the enlarged vein. Through these tiny holes, your surgeon removes the varicose vein, and stitches are generally not necessary. After your vein has been removed, you will need to wear a bandage and or compression stocking for a brief period.

Our Vein Care Team

From diagnosis to treatment, our vein care team partners with you for good vein health. These experienced medical and surgical professionals include:

  • Venous and lymphatic medicine specialists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Vascular and general surgeons
  • Physician assistants
  • Aesthetic/cosmetic nurse specialists
  • Vascular nurse clinicians
  • Aestheticians
  • Registered vascular technologists

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