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 Center of Mobile
There are several treatment options available at this Mobile vein treatment facility in Mobile, Alabama to help patients overcome varicose veins and spider veins. Each patient who receives treatment at this facility is treated in a comfortable, friendly environment to help ensure their safety and well-being throughout the treatment process. Patients are provided a variety of Mobile vein treatment options to help ensure they have ample selection when seeking relief from these venous conditions.
Among the Mobile vein treatments available at this facility are ambulatory phlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, vein ligation and stripping and VNUS. Patients may also receive venous reflux exams at this facility to confirm a diagnosis of venous reflux, which may lead to varicose veins. Both varicose veins and spider veins may be troubling for patients due to their unsightly appearances, while varicose veins may even lead to pain and heaviness in the legs. This clinic is determined to help patients overcome these conditions to reach their goals.