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 Image Guided Surgery & Aesthetics
At Image Guided Surgery & Aesthetics, patients have overcome Union varicose veins and spider veins in a safe, comfortable environment. All procedures are performed by a trained and skilled medical professional who is dedicated to patient safety and well-being. There is a variety of treatments available at this clinic to ensure that patients have ample selection in treatment options. Those interested are encouraged to consult a member of the medical staff at this Union varicose veins treatment clinic to determine which treatments may provide the best results.
Among the treatments available at this Union varicose veins treatment center are compression stockings, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, intense pulsed light therapy, microphlebectomy, radiofrequency occlusion, Veinwave and VNUS. For more information about these or other treatments, patients should consult a member of the medical staff at this facility. All treatments and procedures are performed using effective tools and technology to ensure the safety and well-being of all patients.