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 UCLA Imaging & Interventional Center-Vascular Treatment
Located in Manhattan Beach, California, UCLA Imaging & Interventional Center has helped individuals throughout the community find relief from varicose veins and spider veins through proven Manhattan Beach vein treatments. Each patient is treated using proven equipment and materials to help ensure their safety and well-being throughout the treatment process. Those who are interested in receiving Manhattan Beach vein treatment at this facility should seek consultation with a trained professional on staff to discuss possible treatment options.
Among the Manhattan Beach vein treatments that are available at this facility are ambulatory phlebectomy, compression stockings, ELVeS, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy and microphlebectomy. Those looking for more information about these treatments and others that may be available should speak with a member of the medical staff. All professionals on staff are highly trained and eager to help patients reach their goals through the treatment options available at this facility in Manhattan Beach.