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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 Vein Centers of Connecticut - New Britain
Vein Centers of Connecticut
Don't like how your veins look? Unsightly veins can be the result of venus reflux disease, a condition that can lead to serious health issues. Many vein centers focus on making your veins look better. At the Vein Centers of Connecticut, our goal is to make you look great and treat the underlying vein disease. Call today to set up a consultation. At the Vein Centers of Connecticut we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of care. The Vein Center of Connecticut’s accreditation to the American College of Radiology demonstrates a commitment to quality care and patient safety that sets it apart from the competition. The American College of Radiology, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a nonprofit professional society with more than 30,000 members. The primary aim of the College and its members is to improve quality patient care. At the same time, the ACR is committed to the advancement of the science of radiology, the study of the socioeconomic aspects of the practice of radiology and the promotion of continuing education for radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and practitioners in allied professional fields.
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