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 Boulder Vein Center
Boulder Vein Center is a fully-equipped facility in Boulder, Colorado that has helped many patients in the community and surrounding areas find relief from Boulder varicose veins and spider veins. Patients who are treated at this facility receive their treatment in a friendly environment using only proven equipment and materials to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the treatment process. A variety of Boulder varicose veins and spider veins treatments are available to ensure that patients have ample selection when seeking relief from these venous conditions.
Some of the Boulder varicose veins and spider veins treatments available at this facility are compression stockings, endovenous laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, VNUS, venous reflux exams, and more. To learn more about these procedures and others available, patients are encouraged to speak with a trained professional on staff at this facility. All vein specialists on staff are highly trained and eager to help patients reach their goals.