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When searching for Varicose Veins treatment you should first speak with a Vascular Specialist and not just a “Vein Center”. A Vascular Specialist is able to treat not only the cosmetic appearance like the “Vein Centers”, but also any other underlying issues such as Venous Insufficiency or Peripheral Arterial Disease. When the vessels are “treated”, the varicose veins are less likely to re-appear. If you decide to see a “Vein Center” first and they discover that your symptoms are caused by artery disease, the center would have to refer you to a specialist such as Coastal Vascular & Heart Specialists. Having a consultation with one of our providers would help determine the best option for you. These treatments are covered by most insurance companies.
Always have an Ultrasound performed before allowing ANY procedures to test for reflux disease, as further complications could arise if undetected and the varicose veins could return.
Seeing a Vascular Specialist could provide you with better solutions.
Why choose Coastal Vascular Specialists for your Varicose Veins Treatment:
- Our Physicians – Have the comfort in knowing that a Vascular Specialist is performing your procedure
- Multiple options – A vascular specialist has the ability to treat Spider Veins, Varicose Veins and if needed Vascular Disease. If you have poor blood circulation feeding these tiny spider veins, the larger “feeder” vein must first be treated
- Ultrasound Imaging on site – Start with the proper diagnosis and do it at the same location. Most cosmetic salons do not have Ultrasound capabilities on site
- We work with most insurance companies – Varicose veins are often covered by insurance. Coastal Vascular Specialists participates with most all major insurance carriers and provides full insurance billing. We have a staff member solely dedicated to obtaining verification from your insurance as well as authorization if required. See a list of accepted insurances. Click here!
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Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They are most common in the legs and ankles. They usually aren’t serious, but they can sometimes lead to other problems.
Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves and veins in your legs. Normally, one-way valves in your veins keep blood flowing from your legs up toward your heart. When these valves do not work as they should, blood collects in your legs, and pressure builds up. The veins become weak, large, and twisted.
Varicose veins often run in families. Aging also increases your risk.
Being overweight or pregnant or having a job where you must stand for long periods of time increases pressure on leg veins. This can lead to varicose veins.
Varicose veins look dark blue, swollen, and twisted under the skin. Some people do not have any symptoms.
Mild symptoms may include:
- Heaviness, burning, aching, tiredness, or pain in your legs. Symptoms may be worse after you stand or sit for long periods of time.
- Swelling in your feet and ankles.
- Itching over the vein.
More serious symptoms include:
- Leg swelling.
- Swelling and calf pain after you sit or stand for long periods of time.
Skin changes, such as:
- Color changes.
- Dry, thinned skin.
- Open sores, or you may bleed after a minor injury.
Varicose veins are common and usually aren’t a sign of a serious problem. But in some cases, varicose veins can be a sign of a blockage in the deeper veins called deep vein thrombosis. If you have this problem, you may need treatment for it.
Your doctor will look at your legs and feet. Varicose veins are easy to see, especially when you stand up. Your doctor will check your legs for tender areas, swelling, skin color changes, sores, and other signs of skin breakdown.
You might need further tests if you plan to have treatment or if you have signs of a deep vein problem.
Home treatment may be all you need to ease your symptoms and keep the varicose veins from getting worse. You can:
- Wear compression stockings.
- Prop up (elevate) your legs.
- Avoid long periods of sitting or standing.
- Get plenty of exercise.
If you need treatment or you are concerned about how the veins look, your options may include:
- Sclerotherapy to close off the vein.
- Laser treatment to close off the vein.
- Radiofrequency treatment to close off the vein.
- Phlebectomy, or stab avulsion, to remove the vein.
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Dr Jerry Niedzwiecki has been providing varicose vein treatment many years. Here’s an article from Dr Jerry for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in 2005.