As with any traditional surgery or minimally invasive procedure, pain is possible. However, with advances in medical technology, leg discomfort after varicose vein surgery should be minimal and last only a short time. Patients of Carolina Vein Specialists typically report little to no discomfort at all after our simple laser vein removal procedure. Your doctor … Continued
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If you or a loved one has recently had vein surgery, it’s important to keep your body moving and maintain a normal level of activity. While vein surgery is a simple laser procedure that doesn’t require hospitalization or general anesthesia, strenuous activity like high-impact aerobics, heavy weight training and Pilates should be avoided for at … Continued
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT), Ambulatory Phlebectomy/Microphlebectomy and Endovenous Chemical Ablation are three types of highly effective and minimally invasive outpatient treatments for varicose veins. These procedures treat the root cause of your symptoms (the underlying cause), which means sealing off veins with unhealthy valves. You may be surprised to learn these procedures aren’t actually considered … Continued
To Our Patients: As your healthcare provider, we value—and are committed to—your health as well as the health of your family. We also understand that you have concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has now been designated a global pandemic. At all times, we prioritize optimal health, safety and infection control, and during … Continued
Varicose veins are painful, gnarled, enlarged veins that most commonly appear on the legs and feet. They occur when the valves inside the vein are too weak or damaged to push blood back to the heart. As a result, blood flows backward (reflux), pools inside the vein and causes it to swell. Varithena® and VenaSealTM … Continued
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a type of vein disease that occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep, larger veins of the legs as a result of slow moving blood. Clots that form in an artery or vein can be life threatening and require urgent medical evaluation as they can lead to heart … Continued
Compression therapy plays an important role in the treatment of varicose vein disease. It’s a safe and effective way to increase blood flow in the lower extremities without surgery. It may also help alleviate pain and loosen constriction between the vein walls. Depending on your unique situation your doctor may recommend compression therapy of between … Continued
Typically, most people seeking treatment for varicose veins will find the evaluation of the vein problem is covered by insurance as well as the vein treatment itself. In most cases, Medicare as well as many other insurance carriers cover varicose veins that cause pain or discomfort. Vein treatment costs and insurance coverage Before insurance companies … Continued
Though spider veins are often considered a cosmetic issue, they can sometimes cause pain or discomfort. For this reason, many people decide to have them removed using a minimally invasive medical procedure called sclerotherapy. How does sclerotherapy work? Sclerotherapy, or more specifically surface sclerotherapy, is an outpatient procedure that’s performed by injecting a special FDA-approved … Continued
Spider veins are small, flat, damaged veins located just beneath the surface of the skin. While they are not typically painful or harmful, they can sometimes cause stinging, burning or aching. These unsightly spider veins can be blue, purple or red and may appear in the form of thin lines, webs or branches. They are … Continued