Dr. Alan Kanter Offers the Latest in Non-Surgical Treatment of Varicose Veins With Foam Sclerotherapy

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Foam Sclerotherapy has recently received much attention as a new treatment method for spider veins and varicose veins - especially after being demonstrated on The Dr. Oz Show in early June.

Dr. Alan Kanter, medical director of the Vein Center of Orange County in Irvine, is proud to offer this advanced non-surgical treatment method to his patients. As a pioneer in the field of Phlebology, Dr. Kanter was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to use foam sclerotherapy, and the very first to bring this technique to Southern California.

After learning about its resurgence at an Australian conference where he was a guest speaker, Dr. Kanter began using foam sclerotherapy in his office. He quickly found the technique enabled him to use only a fraction of the amount of medicine previously used with improved results for large varicose veins including ultrasound-guided treatment for saphenous veins - the cause for most surface varicose veins.    

Now patients can receive the latest advancement in vein care all without the risks and downtime of surgery. In a brief office visit, foam sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a specially prepared mixture of either sodium tetradecyl sulphate or aethoxysklerol into diseased veins. Both sclerosing agents are FDA approved. After mixture the foam must be injected within 90 seconds before it turns into liquid, requiring skill and experience. The treated vein subsequently hardens, shrinks, is reabsorbed, and disappears in a few weeks.

More information on the above services may be found on the VCOC web site http://www.vcoc.com, which also features Dr. Kanter’s blog, several videos that showcase various treatment methods, patient testimonials, and an interview with Dr. Kanter. You may contact us directly by calling 949-551-8855.

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