Varicose Veins Treatments
Healthy veins return blood to the heart and lungs so it can be re-oxygenated. A system of valves makes this happen by allowing the blood to flow in only one direction. When valves fail or leak, blood flows backward under the force of gravity and distends the veins. This backward flow, called “reflux,” causes blood to pool in the veins, resulting in varicose veins.
Leg Veins Before
Leg Veins After
Ignoring the situation can result in symptoms such as pain, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, cramping and throbbing. People who suffer from these symptoms instinctively lie down and elevate their legs to reduce the pooling of blood and relieve their discomfort. However, over time, these symptoms will intensify, and quite often, a person’s varicose veins will become large and “ropelike.” Overly distended varicose veins, especially near the ankle, can rupture and cause profuse hemorrhaging. Some legs can even deteriorate with swelling and dermatitis, which can lead to leg ulcers.
Varicose veins can be a serious disorder that restricts work and leisure activities for both men and women. Risk factors include family history, pregnancies, trauma and occupations that require standing for long periods of time.
You may have heard that endovenous ablation has become a very effective, minimally invasive alternative to vein stripping for the treatment of varicose veins. Endovenous laser ablation is used to treat chronic venous disease by closing off the source of unsightly varicose veins-reflux in the veins of the superficial vein system.
We are pleased to announce that our practice is now offering this procedure. The Synus Novadiode Laser is the most innovative and patient friendly endovenous laser ablation procedure available on the market today. During this office based procedure, access to the affected vein is obtained through a small needle inserted through the skin under local anesthesia. Then, under ultrasound guidance a laser fiber is inserted into the affected vein and tumescent anesthesia is used to surround the vein, providing comfort and protection of the surrounding tissue. The laser energy shrinks the affected vein, which eventually dissolves, removing the source of the varicose vein.
Why our practice and the Synus Novadiode Laser the Best Solution for your Varicose Veins?
1. Highly trained and experienced staff.
2. Patient Comfort: Patients experience little, if any, pain or bruising.
3. Minimal Patient Downtime: Patients can return to their routine the next day post procedure.
4. Most effective Procedure: The success rate is 95%+.