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 Vein Institute of Connecticut
Vein Institute of Connecticut has brought relief to many individuals in the Newton, Connecticut area through professionally performed Newton vein treatments and procedures. Each member of the staff at this facility is fully trained and eager to help patients reach their goals safely and effectively. This Newton vein treatment facility offers a comfortable and friendly environment in which patients may receive treatment for varicose veins and spider veins—two conditions that may lead to embarrassment due to their unsightly appearances. What's more, varicose veins may cause pain and heaviness in the legs.
There are several Newton vein treatments available at this clinic and those interested should seek the consultation of a professional to help determine which is right for them. Among those available are ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, varicose vein surgery and compression stockings. For more information about these or other treatments, patients should seek consultation with a professional on staff.