Did You Know:

More than 40 million people of all ages and walks of life in the U.S suffer from vein disorders such as varicose veins.

Did You Know:

It's time to see a doctor if your veins become swollen, nearby skin changes color, start to bleed or are causing you physical/emotional stress.

Did You Know:

Veinous diseases can be hereditary. Almost 50% of varicose vein patients have a family history of varicose veins.

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If one or both parents have varicose veins, your chances to develop the disease are between 60% and 90%

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We offer sedation by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist with our procedures for a comfortable and pain-free experience.

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Our Endovenous Laser Therapy and Sclerotherapy procedures are incision free and provide a 97% treatment success rate.

LEARN ABOUT YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Your circulatory system which is powered by a system of veins, arteries and your heart. With every heartbeat blood is sent to your lungs to be enriched with oxygen then distributed through the rest of your body via a system of arteries and very small blood vessels called capillaries. Once the blood has delivered its payload of nutrients and oxygen to the various parts of your body it is returned back to your heart using veins to get back to the heart. This process repeats non-stop for your entire life and the average circulatory system pumps over a gallon of blood a minute to keep up with your body’s demand for oxygen and nutrients.
Arteries 
Blood vessels that carry oxygen rich blood away from the heart to the furthest reaches in your body.
Capillaries
The last branches of fine blood vessels that form a network that form a network to get blood from arteries and back into veins.
Deep Veins
Larger veins that are closer to the core of your body and extremities like your arms and legs.
Superficial Veins
Smaller veins that are closer to your skin.
Perforator Veins
Veins that connect the superficial veins to the deep veins.

WHAT IS VEINOUS REFLUX DISEASE?

Since veins are responsible for sending blood back to the heart they contain these flaps that are inside of the vessel that act like one-way valves. When blood flows through your veins the flaps open and when the blood stops flowing the flaps should automatically close to prevent blood from flowing backwards. When veins start to weaken or become enlarged the valves are then not big enough to completely seal off and blood flow ceases to flow properly. This lack of proper blood flow is called Veinous Reflux disease which is more commonly known as varicose veins due to the veins becoming enlarged and deformed that are visible beneath your layers of skin. Vein reflux disease can either be symptomatic or asymptomatic, and as the condition becomes more severe and left unattended it begins to cause further noticeable symptoms that can seriously affect your quality of life.
What are the symptoms?
  • Leg pain and swelling
  • Sensitive or painful varicose veins
  • Skin discoloration
  • Aching, tired and swelling feeling
  • Cramps and restlessness
  • Bulgy rope-like veins
  • Tissue Inflammation
  • Impaired blood flow and drainage
  • Open skin ulcers

VARICOSE VEIN CAUSES AND COMPLICATIONS

What are some of the causes?

Family History
60% chance if one parent is a affected and a 90% chance if both parents are affected.
Occupation or Habits
Sitting, standing or crossing your legs for frequent and extended periods of time greatly increases your risk.
Overweight or Obese
Extra weight means your body has to use higher than normal pressure to pump blood and this can damage your veins.
Age
As you get older your risk increases due to the normal nature of wear and tear on your veins over time.
Gender
Women are at a higher risk due to the various changes that occur during puberty, pregnancy and menopause.
Trauma
Previous damage or injury to your body can weaken your veins and eventually lead to vein reflux diseases.

Examples of Complications: Pain, Swelling, Discoloration, Lumps and Open Ulcers

TREATMENT OPTIONS AND BENEFITS

Endovenous Laser Therapy

Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) is a minimally invasive treatment that is done as an outpatient treatment a doctors office setting. IN ELVT a thin laster fiber is inserted into the vein using ultrasound guidance. Laster energy is applied to the inside of the diseased vein and the heat emitted by the laser fiber seals the vein closed. Other healthy veins take over normal blood flow in the area. Over time the varicose vein is harmlessly absorbed by the body. This laster technique treats the underlying causes of varicose veins and has a 97% success rate. The great majority of spider veins will disappear with treatment of the main feeder veins. Any additional spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy.

Scelerotherapy Treatment

Scelerotherapy (SKLER-o-ther-ah-pe) uses an injectable solution or foam of saline and polidocanol which is a sclerosant that irritates the lining of the blood vessel causing it to close down.The treatment is administered by using a catheter or micro-needle to gently insert the solution into the affected veins. After the sclerosant causes the vein to shrink and close, the vein will fade away and disappear as it gets replaced by healthy tissue. This treatment is often used to treat smaller varicose and spider veins and it too is an outpatient procedure that is done in a doctor’s office or clinical setting. Following treatment your legs will be wrapped in elastic bandaging to help healing and reduce any swelling.

Advantages, Benefits and Success Rate

Time
Treatment is quick and can be done in as little as 20 minutes as an outpatient procedure at the doctor’s office with no need to be put under general anesthesia.
Convenience
Both treatment options are non-invasive options that require minimal healing so you suffer no downtime or need to stay in a hospital.
Outward Appearance
Treatment reduces unsightly swelling, open ulcers, lumps and discoloration. You will have a beautiful and healthy looking body again.
Lifestyle
Impaired blood flow causes uncomfortable swelling and pain that stops you from being active and capable in your own body. Getting treatment will give you more energy and allow you to be active again.
Attitude
Not feeling well and not looking good can take a toll on your mental attitude. By feeling better and looking great you may find a renewed sense of happiness and possibilities with a healthier body.
Success Rate
ELVT and sclerotherapy both offer a 97% success rate. Getting treatment is reliably successful, pain-free, convenient, quick, full of benefits and usually covered by health insurance.

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