Venous Access Procedures

Venous Access Procedures

Vein Procedures for Venous Disease

Venous disease is a disabling condition causing a swelling and pain to lower extremities. Venous disease can also affect your activity by making your legs feel heavy and unsightly.

Venous disease occurs when the valves in veins responsible for pushing blood back to the heart become defective, causing blood to reflux back and pool into the vein. The legs are the most common site, as they are the farthest away from the heart and are also affected by gravity by having to push the blood upwards, against gravity. The result is large, swollen and sometimes painful veins in the leg.


Venous disease can also lead to ulcers and infections in the leg, which can lead to serious complications. It is important to recognize and treat venous disease early to prevent potential long-term complications.

TREATMENT OF VENOUS DISEASE

Fortunately, venous disease can be managed easily at our facility utilizing a variety of minimally invasive techniques.
Spider Veins:

Spider veins are often the first sign of venous disease. Spider veins are often seen as blue or purplish discoloration at the surface of the leg, are sometimes painful and are often viewed as unsightly by many people. More importantly if untreated, spider veins can be a warning sign of more severe disease of the veins.

Spider veins are easily managed with a simple injection called sclerotherapy. With sclerotherapy a material is injected into the vein causing it to shrink. Spider veins can also be treated with laser therapy

Advanced Vein Disease (Varicose Veins and Venous Ulcers):

Advanced vein disease is characterized by painful leg swelling, discolored skin, skin thickening and dryness, and tissue damage, that can result in tissue ulcers and wounds.

Advanced vein disease can still be treated with a combination of preventive measures and minor procedures. It is not too late to treat the complications of advanced vein disease. Schedule an appointment with one of our providers to discuss your options.

Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic issue. Varicose veins can be associated with dangerous blood clots, infections and open wounds if left untreated.

venaseal

Venaseal is the latest technology in minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. The procedure involves inserting a small tube into the varicose vein, then releasing a glue-like substance to collapse the vein. The procedure is painless, often takes minutes to perform and provides immediate results. Click here to schedule a consultation for Venaseal.

venous ablation

Venous ablation is a safe and effective procedure for treating varicose veins. A small tube is inserted into the varicose vein and heat is used to collapse the vein. The advantage of venous ablation is that it can be performed on almost all types of varicose veins with excellent results. Venous ablation is safe, less invasive than conventional surgery, and leaves virtually no scars.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose and spider veins. It involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot.

venous stenting

In veins that collapse following treatment, a stent (small tube) can be inserted into the vein to keep the vein open and restore blood flow.

Benefits:

  • The stent scaffolds the artery open, improving blood flow.
  • You are awake for the procedure; general anesthesia is not needed.
  • The hospital stay is usually brief.
  • You may be able to return to normal activities quickly.