- 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 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 Center of New Mexico
Welcome to the Vein Center of New Mexico
Vein Center of New Mexico is the state's first and most experienced vein practice dedicated solely to the full spectrum of Venous disease.? This center is well staffed with registered nurses, vascular ultrasound technologists, certified surgical technologist, medical assistants, clerical assistants and receptionists all whom are specially trained to serve you. We strive to provide superior Venous Disease healthcare with the highest performance standards. The Vein Center of New Mexico, nationally accredited by the Intersocital Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories to perform venous testing, is staffed by two registered vascular ultrasound technicians.
Additional Information on Procedures performed by Vein Center of New Mexico
Featured Specialist for Varicose Vein Surgery in Albuquerque, NM
Call Now: (866) 597-1865 801 Encino Place NESuite C-12Albuquerque, NM 87102Contact Doctor
More Procedures from Vein Center of New Mexico