When consulting with new patients, we usually present them with all the treatment options we have available and explain how each procedure works. These can range from sclerotherapy for varicose and spider veins to endovenous ablation or an ambulatory phlebectomy. Ultimately, however, it will be up to you and your doctor to choose the one that works best.

So which one is best?

There’s no single answer to that question. It depends on a variety of factors, not the least of which is your doctor’s diagnosis of your specific condition. For example, spider veins cannot be surgically removed and can generally only be treated with sclerotherapy. Likewise, larger varicose veins may, according to some studies, be more likely to recur if treated with sclerotherapy. So much of the treatment decision will be guided by the type of vein issues you have and the expected effectiveness of the various treatment options for it.

Your doctor will take other factors into consideration as well, including the size of the veins to be treated, your previous treatment history (if any), your age, your history of allergies and your ability to tolerate surgery and anesthesia.

At Vein Specialists of Tennessee, Dr. Jack Tarr and his staff will offer you a detailed diagnosis of your condition and present you with all the treatment options available to you. They will recommend the best course of action possible, based on your specific needs, and answer any questions you have about your method of treatment.

Dr. Jack Tarr of Vein Specialists of Tennessee has more than 30 years of experience treating patients in Knoxville and the surrounding East Tennessee area. Vein Specialists of Tennessee routinely treats varicose veinsspider veinsface veins, and venous ulcers through a spectrum of treatment options, including ultrasound-guided sclerotherapyendovenous laser ablation and microsurgical ambulatory phlebectomy.