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Venous Insufficiency Treatment, Performed by Our Top-Rated Vein Doctors in Spring Hill Will Relieve You From Your Tired, Achy, and Swollen Legs

Venous insufficiency treatment is one of our areas of expertise at The Vein and Vascular Institute of Spring Hill, FL. Our Board Certified Vascular Surgeons offer complete and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all venous disease in our Nationally Accredited Vascular Laboratory, which is one of only a few in the State of Florida.

What is Venous Insufficiency and Vein Reflux?

Venous Insufficiency is a dangerous vein disease that originates in the leg veins and it is usually associated with blocked veins, damaged vein valves, varicose veins or blood clots (DVT). The veins in the legs that return blood up to the heart have valves that prevent the blood from flowing in a downward direction. When leg veins get blocked or their valves get damaged, these veins start failing to return blood back up to the heart properly, and this is how venous insufficiency, or venous reflux, begins.

Once the blood starts to slowly accumulate in the leg veins, this eventually causes the vein walls to weaken and to stretch, leading to swelling, inflammation and pain in the legs. These are the first signs of venous insufficiency.

Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from some form of venous insufficiency or vein reflux.

Venous insufficiency symptoms

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you could be suffering from venous insufficiency:

  • Feeling of tightness in the calves
  • Heaviness, tired, and achy legs
  • Leg cramps
  • Restless legs at night
  • Pain in the legs while walking or shortly after stopping
  • Relief from pain when legs are raised
  • Varicose veins on the legs
  • Swelling of the legs

Venous insufficiency is a progressive disease, so it only gets worse over time. If left untreated, excessive pressure in the leg and swelling can cause you flaky skin and skin discoloration. In severe cases, venous insufficiency can eventually lead to a painful leg ulcer and open wounds that are slow to heal, which are very dangerous, putting your health and life at risk.

If you have been suffering from any of these symptoms or if you have a family history of vein disease, it is a good idea to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our vascular surgeons to help determine if you have any leg vein diseases because as time passes, you could develop chronic venous insufficiency.

After your consultation, a venous reflux ultrasound may be recommended to determine the health of your leg veins. This will help to determine if you have venous reflux disease (venous insufficiency). The ultrasound can also identify if a blood clot has formed in the leg. Early detection is the key to preventing vein disease from becoming detrimental to your overall health and well-being. Also, finding a blood clot in the early stages will help prevent you from getting a pulmonary embolism that could cost you your life.

Venous Insufficiency and Venous Reflux Disease Treatment

The great news is that vein disease treatment at our state-of-the-art vein center in Spring Hill, Florida involves minimally invasive procedures that are wonderfully effective and innovative without the need for conventional surgery or overnight hospital stays.

Our vein treatments result in minimal scarring for the patient because they are performed without sutures or staples. And most often, patients are able to resume their normal daily activities within one day.

Vein Disease Treatment Options

Treatments such as endovenous laser ablation, also known as EVLT (endovenous laser treatment), where the diseased vein is essentially sealed shut and destroyed by a laser light, are low risk procedures and are incredibly effective at resolving issues related to venous insufficiency. Such vein treatments are performed in our office, and are often completed in less than an hour.

Endovenous Laser Treatment

If you want to know what a patient experiences on the day of an EVLT treatment, you can watch the EVLT Treatment Pre-Op Video.

Varithena® treatment is a minimally invasive vein treatment for superficial venous reflux. Through a tiny puncture, a microfoam is injected directly into the diseased veins. The Varithena® microfoam fills the desired section of the vein and treats the vein wall, causing the diseased vein to collapse. Blood flow is redirected to healthier nearby veins. The microfoam disperses as it comes into contact with blood in healthy veins.

Varithena® treatment has been shown to be effective, even when other treatments have failed. There are benefits to using Varithena® to treat varicose veins, such as:

  • The microfoam can reach veins that a catheter can’t reach.
  • A wire does not need to be inserted along the length of the vein.
  • Only one or two needle sticks are needed per treatment to insert the microfoam.
  • The treatment does not use heat, reducing the risk of thermal injury.
  • The treatment does not require incisions or stitches.
  • The procedure is nearly painless.

Varithena® is a quick and easy procedure that takes less than an hour to perform and is an excellent option for patients who have had previous, unsuccessful saphenous vein treatment results. The procedure is provided on an outpatient basis, and allows quick recovery so patients can enjoy minimal down time and no scarring in the treatment area.

Is Laser Vein Treatment Painful?

Local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area. Some patients report that they experience minimal pain during and after the procedure, but the majority of patients feel no pain at all.

Patients can opt to use the PRO-NOX™ system during treatment to reduce pain and anxiety.

Is Sclerotherapy Painful

The PRO-NOX™ system is a self-administered nitrous oxide and oxygen analgesia system that allows you to control how much pain and anxiety relief you receive by inhaling the gas through a tube you place in your mouth. You will feel the effects immediately, helping you to relax through your procedure. The gas mixture clears from your body within minutes, so you will be alert and able to function safely after the procedure.

Following laser varicose vein treatment patients are actually able to walk right out of the treatment room.

Choose A Board Certified Vascular Surgeon

It is important to have procedures, such as EVLT and Varithena® treatment, performed by a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon since these types of endovenous procedures require precision and the expertise of a highly skilled and extensively trained vascular surgeon.

At The Vein and Vascular Institute of Spring Hill our vascular surgeons are held to the highest standards and are required to be Board Certified in Vascular Surgery, which means they have to undergo more extensive training.

Our vascular surgeons are heavily involved in the vascular surgery industry to ensure that they stay current on all the latest technological advances and advanced surgical techniques related to vein disease.

Depending on the extent of your venous insufficiency, venous reflux disease treatment may be as simple as prescribing medication, fitting you for appropriate compression stockings that will improve your leg circulation and advising you about lifestyle changes that can help improve your circulation.

At The Vein and Vascular Institute of Spring Hill we are passionate about helping people who suffer from venous insufficiency. Early detection is the best way to prevent venous insufficiency from progressing and causing serious health risks, such as leg ulcers and blood clots. To make an appointment for a vein consultation with one of our Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, give us a call at (352) 505-1737.

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