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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 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 Vein & Vascular Center of South Florida
The Vein & Vascular Center of South Florida offers state-of-the-art management for all vascular disorders in vascular and endovascular surgery. Every member of the Vein & Vascular Center team is a dedicated professional committed to putting our patients first. We will work hard to ensure that you receive quality care in a professional environment.
The Vein & Vascular Center of South Florida is staffed by board-certified Vascular Surgeons who are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. David M. Feldbaum, MD, FACS completed fellowships in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions and is experienced in all facets of Vascular Care.
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