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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 Institute of the Midwest
Welcome to the Vein Institute of the Midwest! Located in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, the Vein Institute of the Midwest, an affiliate of Vascular Surgery Associates P.A., specializes in state-of-the-art technologies and techniques for the minimally invasive treatment of varicose and spider veins. The techniques are performed in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia and minimal sedation. Our staff at the Vein Institute of the Midwest is committed to compassionate, professional, comprehensive treatment of all vascular patients in a comfortable, friendly office. Initial evaluation, diagnostic venous ultrasound, conservative therapy and intervention are all available at our Shawnee Mission, Kansas office. We are committed to serving those in the Kansas City metro area, Shawnee Mission, Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe and outlying areas in Missouri and Kansas.
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