Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy
Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy, or the TriVex system, is a reliable and minimally invasive approach to the removal of varicose veins. The TriVex system requires only a few small incisions, through which the surgeon passes a light source that allows visualization of the veins. A scoping device is passed through a second small incision, through which the abnormal veins are removed. It is performed under general or light anesthesia, and patients are discharged the same day and typically require only a brief recovery.
The patented and clinically tested TriVex system offers several advantages over procedures such as vein stripping and ligation and stab avulsion phlebectomy, which are "blind" procedures that generally require multiple incisions, extended procedure times, and possibly repeat surgeries. The TriVex System allows accurate targeting of the vein using an irrigated illuminator, quick ablation using a powered resector, and visual confirmation of the vein's removal. It typically involves less postoperative pain and better cosmetic results than other available methods, due to reducing incisions by 50-60%.
Whether you are looking for treatment for spider and varicose veins or a more complex vein problem, The UAB Vein Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation, specialized treatment, and compassionate care for the health of your veins.
As central Alabama’s premier comprehensive vein center, The UAB Vein Clinic provides state-of-the-art cosmetic, minimally-invasive, and surgical treatments by vascular specialists and medical experts who are specialty trained in vein disease.
The clinic, located at UAB Hospital-Highlands, provides outpatient care, while more intensive treatment is provided at UAB Hospital. The UAB Vein Clinic is part of the larger UAB Vein Program. As the only program of its kind in the state, the UAB Vein Program is designed to care for a wide range of venous problems.
When you choose UAB Medicine to care for your vein condition, you gain instant access to physicians who are leaders in the most complex vascular conditions and offer the latest in cutting-edge treatment options.
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Dr. Marc Passman discusses how to prevent spider and varicose veins and what treatment options are available.
Spider & Varicose Veins: Insights into an Unsightly Problem
Watch "Spider & Varicose Veins - Insights Into an Unsightly Problem", a webinar hosted by Dr. Marc Passman, director of the UAB Vein Clinic. If you struggle with spider or varicose veins, this webinar is for you!
UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials for Trivex System. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information on clinical trials at clinicaltrials.gov.View Clinical Trials