Varicose veins are a common problem experienced by both men and women. They are often found in the legs and can cause a number of symptoms, including tingling, heaviness, pain, swelling and general discomfort. Many people also find these enlarged, twisted veins to be embarrassing. Because of the issues they cause, people often wonder if it possible to get rid of varicose veins. Fortunately, if you are suffering from the symptoms of this condition, treatment is available.
Mild cases of varicose veins may respond to conservative treatments, such as elevation of the affected limbs, weight loss, compression stockings and increased exercise. However, these treatments may not completely eliminate the condition.
Vein Clinic Treatments
If your condition doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, more aggressive treatments can be performed by vascular surgeons. Some of the available treatments are detailed below.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
This treatment method utilizes ultrasound-guided lasers to close off the affected veins. This procedure is performed in the doctor’s office using only a local anesthetic. Endovenous laser treatment is minimally invasive and takes less than an hour to complete. In most cases, you will be able to return to your regular activities after resting for only a day.
In cases where endovenous laser treatment isn’t sufficient to treat varicose veins, an ambulatory phlebectomy can be effective. This procedure involves removing the affected vein through a small incision in the skin. Like endovenous laser treatment, ambulatory phlebectomy can be performed in a doctor’s office and causes only minimal discomfort. In complex cases, this treatment may be used in conjunction with other therapies.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of varicose veins, effective treatments are available. Contact our Tampa Vein Clinic today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options. United Vein Centers has locations in Tampa and Largo Florida. Schedule a consultation with our vein doctor, Dr. Gamal Wazni, today!