Varicose veins are blood vessels that have become abnormally elongated, dilated, or swollen due to weakening in the vessel wall or valve. These usually appear as twisted clusters of blue or purple veins and mostly on the legs. Varicose veins may be caused by increased pressure or defective valves in the veins, which leads to reverse blood flow (reflux) in one or more saphenous veins and their tributaries.
Individuals looking for a permanent and safe way to remove these can rely on HealthBay Clinic. We have a Vascular Surgery Clinic dedicated to treating conditions affecting the arteries, veins, and lymphatics. Through the expertise of our vascular surgeons, we can provide effective treatment for varicose veins, as well as for spider and thread veins.
We provide a complete range of patient-centric treatment options for all types of varicose and spider veins, venous reflux, and chronic venous disease. Some of the treatments our highly dedicated team of specialists provides are:
– Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
– VenaSeal Closure procedure (also called “glue” treatment)
– Foam sclerotherapy (injection treatment with ultrasound monitoring)
– Miniphlebectomies (ambulatory stab avulsions)
– Vascular ultrasound performed by vascular specialists
– Diagnosis and management of venous disease by board-certified vascular surgeons
We offer comprehensive treatment options for all kinds of varicose and spider veins, as well as other chronic venous diseases. One of our vascular specialists will conduct a duplex ultrasound as part of diagnosing your varicose veins. The process includes generating a picture of veins in the legs and locating any damaged valves that may be the cause of reflux disease or reverse blood flow.
Our specialist will discuss and explain to you the most appropriate options for treatment and how each will likely work for you. We accept most insurance plans but we advise that you contact our office beforehand to verify the acceptance of your plan. Most procedures are covered by health insurance if they are medically justified. If done for purely cosmetic reasons, the patient will likely need to pay for their treatment.
After the treatment, a patient may need to wear compression stockings temporarily. All procedures performed are pain-free or with minimal discomfort. Patients can expect to return to work on the same day and resume their daily activities almost immediately in most cases.