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 at Highfield
Drs. Amanda Cooper, Timothy Smullen and Stephen Jung have helped patients throughout the Columbus, Ohio community find relief from varicose veins and spider veins through a variety of Columbus vein treatments. There are several treatments and procedures available at this facility and those interested are encouraged to speak with a medical professional on staff for a complete list of available treatments. All medical professionals at this Columbus vein treatment facility are highly trained and eager to help patients find relief from varicose veins and spider veins.
Some of the Columbus vein treatments available at this facility include compression stockings, ELVeS, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, intense pulse light therapy, laser and light therapy, radiofrequency occlusion, varicose vein surgery and VNUS. Venous reflux exams are also available at this facility and those interested should seek consultation for more information about these and other possible treatments and procedures available at this facility in Columbus, Ohio.