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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 CRL Surgical Associates
Located in Charlottesville, CRL Surgical Total Vein Care was established to provide the very best and latest minimally invasive treatments for patients in Central Virginia with symptomatic or cosmetic vein conditions. With over 25 years combines experience, the physicians of CRL Surgical TVC are innovative leaders striving to restore form and function in the comprehensive management of all venous conditions. CRL is a unique multidisciplinary group of radiologists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, and vascular surgeons committed to providing quality radiological and surgical care to the patients of Charlottesville and Central Virginia. CRL provides sub-specialized diagnostic and interventional radiology services as well as a full service vascular medicine program, which includes arterial and venous diagnostic studies, open and minimally invasive surgeries and endovascular surgery.
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