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 Hogue Vein Institute - BurnsVille
Hogue Vein Institute has been devoted to therapeutic vein care since 2004. Founded by Roger S. Hogue, MD, Hogue Vein Institute offers a comprehensive approach to therapeutic vein disease. Most vein procedures are covered by Medicare and most private insurance plans. We use the most advanced technology in the industry to provide a minimally invasive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic varicose veins, all in a comfortable office-based setting. Our patients can be assured they are receiving the safest and best choice for vein care.
Our physicians are Board-Certified with the American Board of Phlebology, ARDMS certified as Registered Vascular Technologists, Members of the American College of Phlebology, and recognized by the American Medical Association as Vein Specialists. Physicians at Hogue Vein Institute are joined by an outstanding team of experienced nurses and vascular technologists specializing in vein care to ensure the highest quality medical care. Our physicians are among the most credentialed and experienced Vein Specialists in the country, having performed over 25,000 endovenous laser ablation procedures – the most of any medical practice in the regions we serve.
When selecting a Vein Specialist to treat your legs, choose Hogue Vein Institute – the Regional Leader in Vein Care. We proudly serve communities in Minnesota and North Dakota with convenient clinic locations in Mankato, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Burnsville, Moorhead, and Fargo.