Vein Treatments

At Vascular Care Specialists, we offer a comprehensive range of non-surgical and minimally invasive vein treatment options, tailored to the severity and type of vein problem you're experiencing.

Our skilled, experienced vascular surgeons perform the most advanced minimally invasive vein treatments in our state-of-the-art office based lab— offering patients the peace of mind and convenience of one-stop care.

Some of the in-office vein procedures we perform include:

  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA): This procedure uses radiofrequency energy to heat and collapse the vein.
  • Sclerotherapy: A liquid or foam solution is injected into the affected vein, causing it to scar and eventually disappear. This treatment involves injecting a solution into the diseased vein, causing it to scar and collapse. Sclerotherapy is typically used for smaller spider veins.
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy: micro incisions allow our vascular surgeons to remove varicose veins physically
  • Venaseal®: A medical adhesive is injected into the affected vein, sealing it shut without requiring heat or stripping.
  • Varithena®: A foam sclerosant is injected into the affected vein, causing it to collapse and get reabsorbed by the body.

These minimally invasive procedures are performed under local anesthesia, allowing patients to resume normal activities shortly after treatment with minimal downtime.

Non-Surgical Options & Self-Care

Remember, non-surgical options and self-care also play a vital role in managing vascular leg health. As indicated, our doctors will recommend non-surgical options & self-care methods to individuals at risk, including pregnant women and those with other contributing factors, venous disease, or medical conditions.

Our professional team provides the information and guidance patients need to understand and use the following methods for maximum benefit:

Compression Stockings:

These garments can significantly improve blood flow by applying gentle pressure that helps prevent blood from pooling in your legs. They come in various pressure levels, so consulting your vascular expert is crucial to determine the most suitable option for your specific needs and comfort.

Where to Find Compression Stockings:

  • Doctor's Office: Many physicians' offices carry compression stockings.
  • Pharmacies: Look for compression stockings in the healthcare section of your local pharmacy.
  • Online Retailers: Several online retailers offer compression stockings – be sure to choose a reputable source.
  • Medical Supply Stores: These stores specialize in medical equipment and often carry compression stockings.
  • Sporting Goods Stores: Some sporting goods stores stock compression socks for athletic use.

Using Compression Stockings Effectively:

To maximize the benefits of compression stockings, proper usage is essential:

  • Consult our office: Always get guidance from our vascular experts on choosing and using compression stockings appropriately. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for optimal fit and function.
  • Proper Fit: Ensure the stockings reach the designated height and avoid bunching, which can impede blood flow.
  • Duration of Wear: Talk to our office about how long it's safe to wear compression stockings each day.
  • Nighttime Wear: Unless specifically instructed by our doctor, avoid wearing compression stockings while sleeping.
  • Replacement: Compression stockings lose their effectiveness over time, typically needing replacement every 4-6 months. Replace them once they become loose to maintain proper pressure.

Exercise for Improved Circulation:

Regular exercise, particularly activities that engage your calves and thighs, can promote healthy blood flow. While strenuous workouts are unnecessary, maintaining toned leg muscles can significantly improve circulation. Here are some gentle ways to increase activity:

  • Walking: Regular walks are a great way to keep your legs moving.
  • Frequent Movement: Get up and move around every hour or so throughout the day to prevent blood from pooling.
  • Gradual Increase: Start slowly and gradually increase the duration of your walks or exercise sessions to avoid overexertion.

Important Note: Before starting any new exercise program, especially high-impact activities like running or jumping, consult with your vascular expert. This is particularly important for pregnant women.

Leg Elevation:

Elevating your legs above the level of your heart helps blood flow back to the heart more efficiently. While relaxing in the evening, prop your legs up for 15-minute intervals, two to three times a day. If three sessions are challenging, elevate them as often as possible and combine it with other blood circulation activities.

By incorporating these self-care practices into your routine, you can significantly contribute to healthy circulation and promote overall leg health. Remember, consulting with your healthcare provider is crucial to ensure these strategies are appropriate for your individual needs.

Beyond Activity: Lifestyle Choices for Healthy Veins

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle goes beyond just exercise when it comes to vein health. Here are some additional factors to consider, especially if you're experiencing leg pain or swelling:

Weight Management:

If you're overweight, even modest weight loss can significantly improve symptoms like pain and swelling. Talk to your doctor about safe and effective weight loss strategies tailored to your needs. They can help you create an exercise plan and recommend dietary changes to support your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Dietary Choices:

  • Sodium Intake: Excessive sodium consumption can lead to water retention, worsening leg swelling. Consider reducing your salt intake and opting for low-sodium alternatives.
  • Fat and Cholesterol: A diet high in unhealthy fats and cholesterol can contribute to vein problems. A consultation with your vascular expert can help you develop a dietary plan that promotes healthy circulation.

Travel:

Frequent travel, whether for business or pleasure, can increase your risk of vein problems due to prolonged periods of sitting. Here are some tips to combat this:

  • Plan Frequent Breaks: On long flights or car rides, schedule regular breaks to get up and move around. Simple activities like walking the aisle or stretching in your seat can help improve blood flow.
  • Compression Stockings: Wearing compression stockings during travel can be a great way to prevent blood pooling in your legs. Talk to your doctor about whether compression stockings are right for you.

By incorporating these lifestyle changes alongside regular activity, you can take a proactive approach to maintaining healthy veins and reducing your risk of future problems. Remember, it's always best to discuss any concerns with our office to create a personalized plan for optimal leg health.

The Benefits of Choosing Vascular Care Specialists for Vein Treatment

  • Experienced Vascular Surgeons: Our surgeons are highly skilled in performing all types of vein treatments, ensuring optimal results and minimal complications.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We take the time to understand your unique concerns and recommend the most suitable treatment approach for you.
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques: Whenever possible, we utilize minimally invasive procedures for faster recovery times and reduced discomfort.
  • Comprehensive & In-office Care: We offer a comprehensive approach to vein treatment, addressing both the cosmetic and functional aspects of vein problems and perform many advanced and minimally invasive procedures in our office.
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