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 Center of New Mexico
Seeking relief from spider veins is easy at the Vein Center of New Mexico, in Albuquerque with Dr. Ole A. Peloso, MD, FACS. As a full time practitioner of venous health care, Dr. Peloso offers years of experience in the medical field, serving as a private practitioner since 1969 in general surgery and vascular care. This Albuquerque varicose veins treatment doctor offers years of experience and education working in the medical field, offering state-of-the-art medical therapy for the treatment of unsightly and painful vein conditions. As Board Certified surgeon, Dr. Peloso has extensive experience working with minimally invasive as well as invasive medical techniques.
This Albuquerque varicose veins treatment clinic offers ambulatory care for venous conditions, as well as laser treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is also a treatment option at Dr. Peloso’s clinic. Dr. Peloso’s special interest in treating venous disorders began in 1990 and since then, he has opened the Albuquerque varicose veins treatment center, the Vein Center of New Mexico, where his primary focus is treating those with painful and unsightly spider veins and varicose veins. Having the desire to help those in needs of effective vein treatments has provoked Dr. Peloso to devote his many years of medical education into helping those who desire beautiful and pain free legs.