- Treatments & Info
- Find a Doctor
- Ask a Doctor
- Before & After
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 cause for this is damaged valves that allow backward blood flow and blood pooling, enlarging the veins.
Untreated veins can lead to serious medical conditions with associated pain, inflammation and discoloration. Ambulatory phlebectomy involves small incisions or needle punctures that 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 General Vascular Surgery Group
Our highly-trained vascular surgeons are specialists in the treatment of vascular disorders. With the aging of the American population,the need for cutting-edge treatment of vascular disease has begun to receive increasing attention. General Vascular Surgery is right in step with this demographic shift, and we employ the latest technologies in our integrative laboratory. Our surgical staff are affiliated with six prestigious local hospitals, including Alameda Hospital, Summit, Eden, San Leandro, St. Rose, Kaiser Permanente (Oakland), and San Ramon Regional Medical Center. so we are able to serve a variety of East Bay communities.
Additional Information on Procedures performed by General Vascular Surgery Group
Featured Specialist for Varicose Vein Surgery in San Ramon, CA
Call Now: (866) 579-3242 5201 Norris Canyon Rd. Suite 210San Ramon, CA 94583Contact Doctor
More Procedures from General Vascular Surgery Group