TriVex System for Treating Varicose Veins
The TriVex System has been introduced as an advancement over the traditional varicose vein treatments. It is a relatively new technique. Not many studies on its comparison with routine surgeries are available. Probably that’s the main reason it’s not widely practiced as a mainline treatment.
TriVex System is designed for use during a surgical technique for varicose vein removal called transilluminated powered phlebectomy.
Transilluminated means that light is passed through the skin. Phlebectomy means removal of the affected portion of the vein. In this procedure, the surgeon views the vein using a transilluminating light and removes it with a small powered surgical device.
While traditional varicose vein surgery is a blind procedure, meaning that surgeons cannot always see the vein or confirm removal, the TriVex System’s illumination feature supposedly allows the surgeon to quickly and accurately target and remove the vein and then visually confirm its complete extraction.
This process makes varicose vein removal more effective, complete and less traumatic for patients, by reducing the number of incisions required to perform the procedure and the duration of surgery. This method not only reduces the pain associated with varicose vein removal but also reduces the potential for post-operative infection.