If you are interested in receiving treatment for varicose veins, please call 757-738-1765.
Varicose veins are often seen as embarrassing and unsightly. They bulge and discolor legs, often causing those who suffer from them to wear long pants in warm weather and skip outings to the beach.
Varicose veins occur when tiny valves inside the leg veins stop working properly. Normally, these valves would open and close to regulate blood flow to and from the legs and feet. But sometimes, those valves don’t close completely, allowing blood to pool and causing the veins to visibly swell and bulge. What you may not realize is varicose veins may cause more problems than with your wardrobe. Blood flow is impeded and could lead to more severe problems, like pain, swelling, restless legs, venous eczema, and ulcers on the skin.
At Bon Secours Vein and Vascular Specialists, you’ll receive quality care for your varicose and spider veins. We offer the most updated procedures for treating veins and restoring healthy blood flow right in our clinic – there’s no need for a lengthy hospital stay.
Our minimally invasive heat procedure allows for a safe treatment of weakened veins – the heat seals them off and allows the blood to move through healthier veins, thereby restoring normal circulation. The VNUS Closure procedure is quick, effective, and outpatient. You can resume your favorite physical activities in no time, and wear shorts, skirts, and swimsuits with confidence.
Contact us today to learn more about our heat closure treatments for varicose veins.
In the past, varicose veins were treated by removing the affected veins in a time-consuming, invasive surgical procedure known as stripping. The process involved general anesthesia, multiple incisions, and a long recovery time with bandages, weeks of wearing compression stockings, and a few days of continued bleeding and swelling.
But with VNUS, the process can be completed quickly and easily as an outpatient procedure. The veins are examined and monitored using ultrasound. A local numbing agent is applied, and a catheter is inserted through a single tiny incision once the leg is numb. The catheter uses radio frequencies to warm the veins and close them. This enables the body to immediately re-route blood to healthy veins. A simple bandage is placed over the incision, a compression stocking is applied, and many patients are able to get off the exam table and walk out the door on their own. Varicose vein symptoms are relieved almost immediately, and patients are often able to resume normal activities the very same day.
Don’t feel trapped by the discomfort and embarrassment of varicose veins. Contact us today to learn more about VNUS medical technologies.