Miller Vein First to Perform FDA-Approved Varithena® Treatment in Midwest

August 22, 2014

Miller Vein First to Perform FDA-Approved Varithena® Treatment in Midwest, A Nonsurgical Solution to Treat Varicose Veins

Miller Vein, Metro-Detroit’s premier vein clinic, will now offer patients Varithena® as a treatment option for varicose veins. Jeffrey H. Miller, MD and his staff performed the first treatment in the Midwest on Friday, August 22, 2014. Currently, Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is the only FDA-approved foam treatment for varicose veins in the great saphenous vein (GSV) system of the leg.

Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins. Symptoms include leg heaviness, achiness, swelling, itchiness and restless legs. Varithena® is the latest treatment from BTG International Inc., a healthcare company based out of Pennsylvania. The treatment doesn’t require any incisions or local anesthesia and the procedure takes less than an hour. Varithena® should improve safety, because the medicine is made with carbon dioxide, which is more physiologic than room air.

“While Varithena® is a modification of procedures we already perform, I think it’s a great step forward in treating vein disorders,” says Dr. Miller. Miller Vein offers several types of treatment for varicose veins including endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, endovenous chemical ablation, mechanico-chemical ablation and microphlebectomy. Treatment with Varithena® will now add another option for Miller Vein patients suffering from varicose veins. Miller Vein also provides treatment for spider veins, facial veins, rosacea and a number of venous conditions.

Miller Vein has established itself as Metro Detroit’s premier medical office for the treatment of varicose and spider veins. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology in a world-class medical facility, Miller Vein offers the latest in medical care for the vein patient. Miller Vein has five locations and ensures that you will be treated for by a board certified vein specialist. For more information, visit