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Varicose Veins

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are large and twisted. Over 80 million people suffer from veins and these are common in men and women. By the age of 50, approximately fifty percent of people have some type of same diseases.

Symptoms of Varicose Vein Diseases

Its symptoms are similar as spider veins


Latest Treatments

I.    Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation is one of the latest advancements in the treatment of varicose vein disease. It replaces old-fashioned vein stripping techniques. This process normally takes less than one hr and the patients feel very little pain. Additionally, many insurance plans and Medicare cover the procedure. A specific catheter is placed into the vein and delivers radiofrequency force to the catheter, causing the incompetent vein to heat and close down. Once the vein is closed, blood that was previously flowing through the vein is naturally rerouted to healthy veins in the leg. Most patients are return to their usual movements and can return to work within 1/2 days.

 

 

II.    Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous Laser Ablation is one of the latest advancements in the treatment of varicose vein disease. It replaces old-fashioned vein stripping techniques. Additionally, many insurance plans and Medicare cover the procedure. A specialized fiber is placed into the vein and delivers laser power, causing it to heat and close down. Once the vein is closed, blood that was previously flowing through the vein is naturally rerouted to healthy veins in the leg. Most patients are encouraged to return to their regular activities and can return to work within 1-2 days and bandages may required to be worn for many days to weeks to help in the vascular vein treatments in Helena.

 

 

III.    Ambulatory Phlebectomy or “stab phlebectomy”

It is the removal of bulging veins through small incisions. Most of the time, the incisions can be closed without the requirement for stitches, just a small band aid. Most patients can return to work within 1/3 days.

 

IV.    Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is an injection of a medicine into the vein which basis the vein to gradually disappear. Some medicine used does not sting and the needles are very fine. Usually several treatments are needed to completely eliminate the veins.

V.    Endovenous Chemical Ablation (Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy)

This process is used for larger veins that are under the outside of the skin. Ultrasound is used to help guide the needle into the vein and then the solution (liquid or foam) is injected. This procedure is performed in a consultant’s clinic Compression stockings may need to be worn for many days to weeks to help in vein diseases.

 
 
 
 

 

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