Sclerotherapy

 A sclerosing solution is injected into the small “spider” veins causing them to close up and gradually fade away much like a bruise.

Jean W. Gillon M.D.

Specializing in surgical and non-surgical venous problems.

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Vascular and General Surgery

Think of the superficial venous system as if it were like a tree: it has a trunk, branches, and twigs. Thus there are three levels that need to be addressed (below) if the system is not working properly.


​Most procedures we perform are quick and relatively painless. For a typical venous problem we begin with a Duplex evaluation performed by Dr. Gillon within the office. This is an ultrasound evaluation that delineates the extent of abnormal venous findings, and provides important documentation for insurance providers. 

Dr. Gillon's Practice

Dr. Gillon is a board certified general and vascular surgeon with over 30 years of experience. Her practice specializes in surgical and non-surgical care of venous problems. Most venous procedures are performed directly in the office and require minimal anesthesia. 

Demonstration of greater saphenous insufficiency

Laser Endovenous Ablation

This procedure closes the central portion of the superficial venous system.  This therapy stops downward flow by closing the trunk.  

Phlebectomy

Coming from the Greek root word phleb, meaning vein, a Phlebectomy is the removal of surface varicosities. 

The Superfical Venous System

Our Procedures