Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the leg veins have problems moving blood back up to the heart.
Venous insufficiency, also known as venous stasis, happens when the leg’s veins stop working properly. This causes blood to backflow and accumulate in your lower legs, putting increased pressure on the vein walls.
If left untreated, venous insufficiency leads to leg ulcers and potentially deadly blood clots that can break off and travel to the lungs, causing a deadly pulmonary embolism.
Venous insufficiency is one of the most common vein diseases, affecting approximately 40% of the population.
You could be suffering from venous insufficiency if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
– leg pain
– leg cramps
– restless legs at night
– heavy, tired, and achy legs
– swelling of the legs or ankles
– relief from leg pain when legs are raised
– feeling of tightness in the calves
– skin discoloration on the legs
– varicose veins in the legs
At The Vein And Vascular Institute, our board certified vascular surgeons use the most advanced ultrasound technology to discover the malfunctioning veins that cause venous insufficiency.
To treat venous insufficiency, our vascular surgeons use minimally invasive vein treatments such as laser vein ablation (EVLT) and Varithena® microfoam treatment, which are performed on an outpatient basis.
Venous insufficiency treatment takes less than an hour to perform and provides for quick recovery time, allowing patients to resume their normal activities within 24-48 hours.
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Treatment For Venous Stasis in Tampa
At The Vein and Vascular Institute our board certified vascular surgeons treat vein and vascular disorders on an outpatient basis using the most advanced, minimally-invasive endovascular surgery techniques available anywhere in the world.
To schedule a vascular consultation with one of our board certified vascular surgeons, give us a call today at (813) 377-2773.