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Vein Treatment Services

(Done fully awake, local anesthesia)


A thin laser fiber or radiofrequency catheter is passed into the faulty (saphenous) vein. The laser fiber tip (or, in RF, the heating electrode) heats up and "fries" the inner vein wall, closing the vein down.

4000 Total Saphenous Veins Lasered at Montemayor Laser Advanced Vein Care Clinic

Since our vein doctor pioneered the Endovenous Laser Ablation procedure in the Philippines in June 2006, we have already successfully treated more than 4000 faulty saphenous veins (as of June 2019).

We have presented our data at the International Union of Phlebology Asian Congress in Kyoto, Japan (June 2007) and have published our results both locally (Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties, Oct-Dec 2007; Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society, November 2009) and internationally (International Journal of Angiology, June 2007).

Since May 2009 we have also been performing radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using the VNUS ClosureFast System, an equally effective system of saphenous vein ablation. Montemayor Laser performed the first radiofrequency ablation procedure for varicose veins in the Philippines last 23 May 2009 at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Quezon City.

The first RFA procedure in the Visayas was performed at the Velez Hospital in Cebu City 23 July 2010. The first endovenous laser ablation in Mindanao was performed March 2011 at the German Hospital in Cagayan De Oro City.

Last May 2013 we once again pioneered the use of a pharmacomechanical technology for saphenous vein ablation, represented by the ClariVein System. This catheter based system does not require tumescent anesthesia. It uses a combination of a motorized rotating wire to scrape the inner vein lining and a chemical sclerosant to close off the faulty saphenous vein.

2017 will find Montemayor Vein Cinic introducing Glue Technology to close off leaking saphenous veins wihout the need for anesthesia.