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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 Vascular Medicine Center
Vascular Medicine Center
Welcome to the Vascular Medicine Center, a state-of-the-art laser, skin and vein center where a comprehensive array of the newest and best non-surgical options are offered. Mehul N. Shah, M.D., F.S.V.M., the Medical Director of the facility has been in practice since 1990, having provided thousands of patients a safe, skillful, innovative, compassionate and personalized care.
Our vein and aesthetic center is dedicated to providing patients the best options available through cutting edge technologies to obtain lovely legs and a fabulous face through uncompromising standards to achieve exquisite results and assuring our patient to look as good as they feel.
Our practice offers the skill, experience and cutting-edge technologies to obtain the best results possible. Dr. Shah has been interviewed by local television stations and newspapers in the past.
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