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Large, bulging veins close to the skin's surface are often found in the lower legs and feet and are called varicose. Because we walk, stand and run on our feet, veins in our lower legs and feet receive quite a bit of blood pressure.
Varicose veins can be more than a cosmetic concern since they impede blood flow and hinder the return of oxygen-depleted blood from the lower legs and back to the heart and lungs. The usual cause for this is damaged valves within the veins that allow backward blood flow and pooling of blood resulting in enlarged veins. Untreated veins can lead to serious medical conditions with associated pain, inflammation and discoloration.
Ambulatory phlebectomy-small incisions or needle punctures are used to extract the problematic veins with a phlebectomy hook. A hook is inserted into a micro-incision in the leg. A section of the vein is hooked and then removed through the incision. With this procedure, a compression bandage is worn for two weeks. This minimizes swelling and discomfort and allows for proper healing.
About Vascular Center of Mobile
Vascular Center of Mobile offers the most up to date vascular therapies and treatments out there. We can help you with varicose veins, spider veins, as well as other vascular problems, such as abdominal aortic aneurysm. Dr. Glenn Esses and his staff perform the least invasive procedures out there to eliminate the pain that comes with vascular disease We are always learning the new methods in demand in order to provide the safest methods available. Vascular Center of Mobile provides a comfortable environment for all of our patients and we strive to make you feel welcome and at ease!
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