3 ways a vein doctor can treat your chronic venous insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition where the veins in the legs become defunct or begin functioning abnormally. It can cause symptoms like discomfort, heaviness, varicose veins, swelling and even pain. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency by a vein doctor, here are a few options for treatment.
How can a vein doctor treat your CVI?
- Endovenous laser ablation — One of the most common minimally invasive procedures a vein doctor can perform on your chronic venous insufficiency is endovenous laser ablation. To perform this procedure, a specialist will use a specialized laser. The laser can close off the ends of damaged veins so that they may be reabsorbed into the body and the route of the blood flow may be redirected. It can be carried out from the specialist’s office and you can return to work the same day.
- Microphlebectomy — During a microphlebectomy, vein doctors take a tiny specialized hook to grab hold of any defunct veins in the legs and pull them through very small incisions made in the legs. This is another minimally-invasive procedure that can be done in the office of the specialist and allows patients to leave the same day to return to everyday activities.
- Varithena procedure — The Varithena procedure is performed in a specialist’s office using a medical-grade foam. The foam is injected into the abnormal veins, where it first expands and then causes the vein to contract. It is another method of rerouting blood flow to better-functioning veins, and in the least invasive manner possible.
Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for a vein doctor who can provide you with chronic venous insufficiency treatments
You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.
Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:
- Reduce your symptoms.
- Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.
- Increase your overall quality of life.
Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment.