Varicose Vein Care
Varicose Veins are the most common vascular condition overall – 80% or more of us have varicose veins.
While for many of us these are not a significant issue, there are many patients who find that their varicose veins cause many symptoms
- Leg Swelling
- Leg Discoloration
When varicose veins are a problem, there is no better specialist to seek out for treatment than a Vascular Surgeon. At Mid-Atlantic Surgical Group, our Vascular Surgeons are committed to finding an appropriate treatment plan for each patient – tailored to the patient’s specific goals and symptoms.
Most varicose veins are the result of venous reflux disease – the leaking of valves within the veins that causes dark venous blood to pool in the veins of the legs. This causes the veins to bulge, ache, itch, and spread over time.
Endovenous Laser Therapy
Venous reflux mostly occurs in the superficial veins, which are close to the skin. These veins can be closed down using endovenous laser therapy. This treatment is performed in our office in less than an hour, and can reduce or eliminate varicose veins.
For patients who are not candidates for endovenous laser therapy, other treatments are available. Many spider veins and some larger veins can be treated with sclerotherapy. This simple, in-office procedure uses a sclerosant – a medication which causes veins to scar closed – to close down unwanted or painful varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is performed by simple injections in the office, sometimes over several sessions depending on the extent of the varicose veins.