Given that varicose veins are not a life- threatening problem, some patients achieve adequate relief with conservative therapy. This includes leg elevation and the use of compression stockings for symptom relief.Some insurance companies require a trial of compression stockings for 6-12 weeks prior to approval for a more definitive treatment.
Radiofrequency ablation therapy uses precision focused radio-frequency energy to treat varicose veins. During the procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the vein. The catheter is heated using radio-frequency energy. The heat from the catheter shrinks and collapses the diseased vein, effectively sealing off the malfunctioning portion of the vein.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Micro-phlebectomy, or “hook” phlebectomy, is a micro-extraction procedure used to remove bulging varicose veins, both large and small, that are close to the surface.
Also known as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, this procedure targets and eliminates varicose veins that are hidden from the naked eye and only seen by ultrasound.
The VenaSeal™ system delivers a small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive to seal — or close — the diseased vein, rerouting blood to nearby healthy veins, which provides symptom relief.
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs.
Occurs when the veins in your legs are not working effectively and it becomes increasingly difficult for blood to pass through the vein walls or valves to flow back to your heart.
Spider veins (or telangiectasias) are groups of small, visible blood vessels that develop near the surface of the skin. Spider veins often have a blue or red coloring and may be accompanied by an itching, tingling, or throbbing feeling.
Varicose veins can be unsightly, but more importantly they can cause Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Here, the valves malfunction causing ankles and legs to swell. Long-standing varicose veins can lead to leg ulcers.
My experience with the BASS Vein Center and its staff was nothing but pleasant. I had suffered from swelling in my legs and varicose veins for years, even as a teen. With every pregnancy, my legs seemed to swell more and the varicose veins got worse. Finally ready to deal with this unsightly and painful problem, I booked an appointment with the BASS Vein Center. They were very knowledgeable and patient in listening to my concerns. After an ultrasound, the diagnosed my problem as venous insufficiency and explained what procedures needed to be done in order for my veins to be functioning properly. Feeling apprehensive about the procedures, the staff were very comforting and made me feel at ease. I had ablation of a few problem veins in the office, as well as a phlebectomy a few months later. I highly recommend the BASS Vein Center for any vein problems you may have!