By Top Vein Surgeons Frees You
From Your Painful and Swollen Legs
Venous insufficiency is a deadly vein disease that is affecting more than 100 Million people in the United States.
It is a dangerous medical condition because it only gets worse with time, leading to detrimental outcomes. If left untreated, venous insufficiency leads to leg ulcers and potentially deadly blood clots.
Venous Insufficiency Diagnosis and Treatment
Venous Insufficiency Treatment Results
Venous Insufficiency Surgery Patient Testimonials
What Causes Venous Insufficiency?
When the valves in your lower leg veins start to weaken and become damaged, blood can leak downwards and start accumulating in the lower leg veins causing swelling and leg pain, which are the first symptoms of venous insufficiency disease.
As the blood continues to accumulate over time and the blood becomes stagnant, the chances of developing blood clots and leg ulcers increases. If a blood clot travels to your lungs or to the brain, it can be fatal. And if a leg ulcer is left untreated, it can lead to leg, foot or toe amputation.
It is important for your future quality of life, to get venous insufficiency treatment as soon as you start noticing the first warning signs of venous insufficiency because venous insufficiency is a very progressive disease that only gets worse with time.
DR. KERR EXPLAINS VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY
Venous Insufficiency Symptoms
The symptoms of venous insufficiency vary from noticing the development of tiny spider veins on your legs to more serious symptoms such as debilitating leg cramps and swelling to venous leg ulcers that do not heal.
It is best to visit a board certified vascular surgeon at the earliest onset of venous insufficiency symptoms because venous insufficiency symptoms will only worsen with time, negatively affecting your quality of life.
SYMPTOMS OF VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY
Venous Insufficiency and Venous Reflux Disease Treatment
The good news is that venous insufficiency treatment at our state-of-the-art vein center in Tampa, Florida uses minimally invasive laser vein surgery techniques that are extremely effective and innovative, eliminating the need for traditional surgery or staying in the hospital overnight.
Our vein treatments offer minimal to no scarring at all for our patients since they are performed without staples or sutures. In fact, our patients are usually able to resume their normal daily activities within one day.
Vein Disease Treatment Options
ENDOVENOUS LASER ABLATION (EVLT PROCEDURE)
Treatment such as Endovenous Laser Ablation, also known as EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment), where the diseased vein is basically sealed shut and destroyed by a laser light, is a low risk procedure and is highly effective at resolving issues related to venous insufficiency.
Laser ablation vein treatment is performed right in our office, and usually takes less than an hour.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE EVLT PROCEDURE
DR. GOLDBACH PREPARES YOU FOR YOUR EVLT PROCEDURE
VARITHENA® MICROFOAM VEIN TREATMENT
Varithena® treatment is a minimally invasive venous insufficiency treatment for superficial venous reflux. Through a tiny puncture, a microfoam is injected directly into the diseased veins. The Varithena® microfoam fills the desired section of the vein and treats the vein wall, causing the diseased vein to collapse. Blood flow is redirected to healthier nearby veins. The microfoam disperses as it comes into contact with blood in healthy veins.
TREATING DISEASED VEINS USING THE VARITHENA® PROCEDURE
Varithena® treatment has been shown to be effective, even when other treatments have failed. There are benefits to using Varithena® to treat diseased veins, such as:
Varithena® is a quick and easy procedure that takes less than an hour to perform and is an excellent option for patients who have had previous, unsuccessful saphenous vein treatment results. The procedure is provided on an outpatient basis, and allows quick recovery so patients can enjoy minimal down time and no scarring in the treatment area.
VARITHENA® VEIN REMOVAL RECOVERY
Following the Varithena® vein removal procedure, most patients may resume some activities on the same day but you must avoid heavy exercise for one week, after which you can resume regular activity. After the procedure, you will need to wear graduated compression stockings for one month for added support while your legs fully heal.
Is Laser Vein Treatment Painful?
The treatment area is numbed using local anesthesia. The majority of our patients do not feel any pain at all during the EVLT procedure, whereas, a few patients have reported that they experience mild discomfort during and after the procedure.
Patients can opt to use the PRO-NOX™ system during treatment to reduce pain and anxiety.
The PRO-NOX™ system is a self-administered nitrous oxide and oxygen analgesia system that allows you to control how much pain and anxiety relief you receive by inhaling the gas through a tube you place in your mouth. You will feel the effects immediately, helping you to relax through your procedure. The gas mixture clears from your body within minutes, so you will be alert and able to function safely after the procedure.
Right after vein treatment patients are actually able to walk right out of the treatment room.
Venous Insufficiency Surgery Recovery
COMPRESSION BANDAGE USED FOR OPTIMAL RECOVERY AFTER VEIN SURGERY
Immediately after vein surgery, our vein specialist will wrap the patient’s leg with a compression bandage. Patients are instructed to keep the leg elevated for the rest of the day.
On the following day, our patients are usually able to return to work and normal activities, free of swelling and pain.
It is recommended to avoid strenuous activity for two to three weeks after the procedure. It also recommended that our patients wear compression stockings for two to three weeks after the procedure as well.
Choose A Board Certified Vascular Surgeon
It is important to have procedures, such as EVLT and Varithena® treatment, performed by a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon since these types of endovenous procedures require precision and the expertise of a highly skilled and extensively trained vascular surgeon.
At The Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay all of our vascular surgeons are held to the highest standards and are required to be Board Certified in Vascular Surgery, which means they have to undergo more extensive training.
Our vascular surgeons are heavily involved in the vascular surgery industry to ensure that they stay current on all the latest technological advances and advanced surgical techniques related to vein disease.
VEIN DISEASE TREATMENT PERFORMED BY
BOARD CERTIFIED VASCULAR SURGEONS
Depending on how advanced your venous insufficiency is, treatment could be as simple as prescribing medication, fitting you with the right compression stockings that will improve your leg circulation or giving you recommendations about lifestyle changes that you can make to help improve your circulation.
Our Vascular Surgeons Are Vein Disease Specialists
At The Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay we are passionate about helping people who suffer from venous insufficiency, relieving their debilitating symptoms so they can enjoy the best possible quality of life.
Remember that early diagnosis is the best way to prevent venous insufficiency from progressing and causing serious health risks, such as leg ulcers and blood clots.
To make an appointment for a Vein Consultation with one of our Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, give us a call today at (813) 377-2773.