No Pain, All Gain

Venous_Disease_Vein_Blog_April09.jpg Over the years medical technology has drastically improved post-op recovery for patients in many fields. One of those successful fields is vascular surgery and treating venous disease. With more than 40 million people nationwide suffering from varicose veins and spider veins, technology is dramatically improved not only the success rate of removal and stripping but also pain. Many of these patients struggled day in and day out with their gnarled veins bulging out, and for some the recovery was just as painstaking. However, with procedures like laser removal, radiofrequency occlusion and some others, pain is lessened as is recovery time. KY3 News said, "You shouldn't assume varicose veins are just nuisances that come with aging. Damaged veins need medical attention, an technology just keeps giving doctors new tools to fix the problems." Hopefully with more time, we can develop even faster more cost efficient procedures to not only remove these ropy veins, but do so in a timely and less painful manner than even now. Progress in the venous disease spectrum has been great, and in fact more patients are becoming aware of the importance of removal and treatment.

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