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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 cause for this is damaged valves that allow backward blood flow and blood pooling, enlarging the veins.
Untreated veins can lead to serious medical conditions with associated pain, inflammation and discoloration. Ambulatory phlebectomy involves small incisions or needle punctures that 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 Laser Vein Center
Laser Vein Center combines innovative medical technology with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. We small spider veins to advanced vein disease and skin ulcers. Veins are more than a cosmetic issue--varicose veins are a real medical issue and can lead to larger problems if left untreated.
Your first office visit begins with us diagnosing and evaluating the health of your veins. Dr. Thomas Wright will guide you from diagnostics through treatment, and into follow-up. Each treatment plan we develop is personalized to your needs, and we use state-of-the-art methods, emphasizing minimal downtime and maximum healing. Dr. Wright regularly participates in ongoing education and training to stay current with the trends in venous care.
Dr. Wright also conducts research in the field, and has published numerous papers and studies on improving method efficacy and care.
You will be an honored guest in our office-- you will receive comfortable, personalized care. We seek to educate patients and their families on veins and vein disease to help them understand the importance of venous health.
We are the only ones in the area that accepts all of the regional insurance carriers, and this often makes us the most affordable service provider in the St. Louis area. Since we are an independent office, we have no extra facility fees or hospital costs.
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Call Now: (866) 578-2421 1630 Market Center BoulevardSuite 201O'Fallon, MO 63368