Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
We are now located in the Bayhealth Outpatient Center, Sussex Campus. Go through the outpatient center entrance and take the elevator to the second floor. We are located within the Specialty Physician Clinics.
General surgeons who deal with complex matters
Our board-certified general surgeons are trained to handle the common to the most complex surgical cases. Whether you are undergoing gallstone removal surgery, are having your hernia repaired, or are considering treatment for varicose veins, our expert surgeons will use the latest technologies and proven methods, including minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, to ensure a speedier recovery.
As part of the Bayhealth Medical Group, Bayhealth General Surgery has access to the full range of services available through Bayhealth.
Bayhealth General Surgery, Sussex Campus provides the following services:
General surgeons are trained to deal with almost any surgical situation. Their focus is on the body’s torso and more specifically, on internal organs such as the gall bladder, pancreas, stomach, and colon.
- Gastrointestinal (stomach, intestines and appendix) surgery
- Abdominal (stomach) surgery
- Breast (cancer) surgery
- Vascular system (arteries and veins) surgery
- Endocrine system (thyroid/parathyroid) surgery
- Tumor removal
- Hernia repair
- Varicose veins
To schedule an appointment, call 302-424-7522.
Walk away from varicose veins with a virtually painless treatment
At Bayhealth Vein Center, located at Bayhealth General Surgery, Sussex Campus, we offer a non-surgical treatment for varicose veins that is safe, virtually painless and requires little-to-no downtime. If you are one of the more than 25 million Americans who suffer from uncomfortable and unsightly varicose veins, the Bayhealth Vein Center has answers.
Our staff is expertly trained in the VenaCure EVLT™ laser vein treatment procedure that uses laser energy to achieve proven results without the discomfort and lengthy recovery that comes with surgical options of ligation and vein stripping. The entire procedure takes about one hour, and depending on the severity of your condition, may be covered by your insurance.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins can develop through a combination of weakened vein walls and faulty valves. Under a variety of circumstances, normally toned, elastic vein walls can become weak and allow the recirculating blood that should be moving toward your heart to flow backward. One-way valves in these veins – which open and enable blood to flow through on its way upward, then close to stop blood from flowing backward – can also fail to function properly. This allows blood to pool and pressure to build up, which further weakens and subsequently damages the veins, causing them to become twisted, enlarged and painful. Up to 40% of women and 25% of men are affected by this condition – but fortunately, treatment is available.
What is laser vein treatment?
Simply put, a laser is a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue. Lasers have proven their safety and effectiveness through years of use in all types of medical procedures, from eye surgery to dermatology. In the hands of a skilled physician, lasers offer far less risk for complications than conventional surgery.
How is the VenaCure EVLT™ laser vein treatment performed?
In laser vein treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein. A laser light is emitted through the fiber, delivering just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed off are superficial veins that handle less than 5% of your blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other veins.
Do I have to go to a hospital to have the laser vein treatment?
There is no need to go to the hospital. The procedure is done in the offices of Bayhealth General Surgery, Sussex Campus. In less than the time it takes to watch a movie, you can get rid of the source of your varicose veins. The entire procedure typically lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour, and requires only a local anesthetic.
Your physician will insert a thin laser fiber into the vein through a very small entry point, and the laser light that emits through this fiber will seal the faulty vein. While you might feel an unfamiliar sensation, it is not painful. This part of the procedure takes literally just a few minutes. Your physician will encourage you to walk immediately after the procedure, and you can resume normal activity the same day (ask your physician when it is safe to resume rigorous activities). Some patients may experience temporary soreness, which can be treated effectively with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers and should subside within the first five days.
Will results be immediate?
Results can be immediate – and are more than 95% effective. After treatment, the appearance of the abnormal vein is instantly improved with minimal-to-no scarring. There may be some slight swelling and minimal bruising around the treatment site. However, once that subsides, you will see a significant difference in the appearance of your legs. For those patients who don’t experience these small side effects, the results are obvious right away.
Published clinical studies show that the VenaCure EVLT™ procedure has more than a 95% initial success rate with excellent long term results. Veins that have been treated are very unlikely to become varicose again.
Many people experience other vein conditions that may need to be treated with supplementary therapies. Your physician may recommend additional procedures such as micro-phlebectomy and sclerotherapy.
Bayhealth General Surgery, Sussex Campus wants you to focus on your health instead of navigating the world of insurance. As part of Bayhealth Medical Group, we accept most major health plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. See the complete list of accepted plans.
At your visit, applicable copayments and fees for services not covered by insurance will be collected. Please call our office at 302-424-7522, if you have any questions.