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 Advanced Vein Center
Patients at this Cranberry Township vein clinic have found success through the treatments offered at this facility. Varicose veins and spider veins may be very troublesome and uncomfortable for some patients, leading many to seek treatment at this facility. Varicose veins may cause the legs to feel heavy and are often very uncomfortable for patients. They are also very aesthetically unappealing and may cause embarrassment for some patients. Spider veins do not cause pain like varicose veins, but may be of an aesthetic concern for those suffering from this condition.
Patients should discuss the treatment options available at this facility with a medical professional on staff at this Cranberry Township vein clinic. Patients seeking vein treatments such as ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy have found success through this facility. For a complete list of available treatments, patients should speak with a member of the medical staff at this Cranberry Township vein clinic. They should discuss their condition and which treatments may provide the best results.