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What are your peers saying about treating GSV system incompetence with Varithena®? Click below to find out. Varithena® is indicated for the treatment of C2-C6 patients and improves the symptoms of the superficial venous incompetence above and below the knee.

Case Studies

Successful re-treatment with Varithena® following endovenous laser ablation and PCF treatments

Dr. Bruce Hoyle shares this patient's Varithena® story. A 36 year old female with history of symptomatic bilateral CEAP C2 disease was re-treated with Varithena® after unsuccessful laser ablation and physician compounded foam treatments. The patient was happy to report visible improvement at 4 weeks and no pain at 8 weeks.

Successful ablation of large diameter GSV with Varithena®

Dr. Navetta shares the story of a 57 year old female suffering for over 20 years with CEAP C3 disease in the left leg. A small dose of Varithena® resulted in closure immediately after treatment with complete resolution of symptoms.

10 year old wound resolved with Varithena®

Dr. KathyLee Santangelo shares a story about a C6 patient who had been suffering from pain and discomfort for over ten year before being treated with Varithena® and now recurrence-free for over a year after three treatments with Varithena®.  

Varithena® is a minimally invasive procedure and ideal for challenging tortuous varicose veins

Dr. KathyLee Santangelo shares a patient story of a C4 patient who was treated in one session with Varithena® and went from a VCSS of 10 to VCSS of 1 at 6 month post-treatment.

Successful ablation of the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) with Varithena® following two failed attempts with laser ablation

Dr. Cindy B. Asbjornsen of the Vein Healthcare Center in South Portland, ME shares a successful Varithena® treatment story after two failed attempts of laser ablation treatments in a 58 year old male presenting with C3 disease.

Rapid resolution of a chronic non-healing wound in a C6 patient after treatment with Varithena®

Dr. Kenneth Otah shares a successful Varithena® treatment story after two years of wound care treatment with limited success in a 46 year old patient with a chronic non-healing C6 wound.

Webinar Recordings

Webinar: Treating GSV-System Incompetence with Varithena®

How do you treat your C2-C6 patients? Dr. Michael Shao presents procedure tips and personal cases on treating GSV-System incompetence with Varithena®.

Educational Videos

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Varithena® Microfoam-generating Technology

Varithena® is a Microfoam UDSS™ procedure using a patented technology of a cohesive and low nitrogen microfoam. The UDSS™ microfoam is comprised of small bubbles uniform in density, size and stability.

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Varithena® Mechanism of Action

The Microfoam UDSS™ procedure achieves endothelial destruction with very low polidocanol concentration.

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Patient Information about Varithena®

Do you know the benefits of treating with Varithena®? Varithena® is a minimally invasive, non surgical, NTNT treatment for the greater saphenous vein (GSV) system. Varithena® treats above and below the knee and is indicated for C2-C6 patients.

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Varithena® C5/C6 Venous Insufficiency

As a Microfoam UDSS procedure, Varithena® treats the underlying venous insufficiency and improves the symptoms of C5/C6 venous disease by treating the veins that feed the ulcer.


Supplemental Learning

Varithena® Supplemental Learning Course

Learn more about Varithena® and its use in varicose vein therapy with this four part online course

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Varithena®  (polidocanol injectable foam) is indicated for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins, accessory saphenous veins and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein (GSV) system above and below the knee. Varithena®  improves the symptoms of superficial venous incompetence and the appearance of visible varicosities.


The use of Varithena®  is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to polidocanol and those with acute thromboembolic disease.

Severe allergic reactions have been reported following administration of liquid polidocanol, including anaphylactic reactions, some of them fatal. Observe patients for at least 10 minutes following injection and be prepared to treat anaphylaxis appropriately. Intra-arterial injection or extravasation of polidocanol can cause severe necrosis, ischemia or gangrene. Patients with underlying arterial disease may be at increased risk for tissue ischemia. If intra-arterial injection of polidocanol occurs, consult a vascular surgeon immediately.

Varithena®  can cause venous thrombosis. Follow administration instructions closely and monitor for signs of venous thrombosis after treatment. Patients with reduced mobility, history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, or recent (within 3 months) major surgery, prolonged hospitalization, or pregnancy are at increased risk for developing thrombosis. The most common adverse events observed were pain/discomfort in extremity, retained coagulum, injection site hematoma or pain, common femoral vein thrombus extension, superficial thrombophlebitis, and deep vein thrombosis.

Physicians administering Varithena®  must be experienced with venous procedures, possess a detailed working knowledge of the use of the duplex ultrasound in venous disease and be trained in the administration of Varithena® .

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