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 the Midwest
Seeking Shawnee vein treatment is simple with the Vein Institute of the Midwest, featuring Dr. Richard C. Arnspiger, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Dr. Jenny Grace Cho, M.D. offering their care and expertise to those seeking treatment for troublesome varicose and spider veins. There are a number of ways to protect the veins of the body and patients seeking a Shawnee vein clinic are not only offered exceptional treatment options but also tips on how to maintain healthier veins over time so that they can enjoy clear and healthy skin over time. Patients seeking a Shawnee vein doctor are offered tips on how to maintain the results of vein treatments, such as laser treatment spider veins and sclerotherapy. Shawnee vein treatment vein clinics offer a number of treatment options.
Both Dr. Arnspiger and Dr. Cho are prepared to offer Shawnee vein treatment of patients from all parts of Kansas, making sure that those suffering from pain associated with varicose and spider veins are treated in minimally invasive ways that support less pain and less in-patient office time. This means great things for patients of all types, knowing that they are receiving the latest in minimally invasive venous care at the Vein Institute of the Midwest. Shawnee vein treatment is meant to protect patients from the pain and discomfort associated with spider veins that pop up usually in the lower extremities of the body. With varicose vein surgery, patients seeking a Shawnee vein center can be sure that even the most stubborn and painful veins can be fully treated and removed.