Our vein center provides state of the art treatment with the convenience and comfort of an office setting. In addition to being a member of the American College of Phlebology, we have extensive experience treating the manifestations of venous insufficiency including varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcerations and deep venous thrombosis.
Venous Procedures Offered in the Vein Center:
- Venous Duplex Imaging: The painless viewing of the leg or arm veins to determine the location and severity of the venous disease. This is performed in our office center as a road map to suggest the best treatment.
- Radio Frequency (RF) Ablation With Tumescent Anesthesia: this is an advanced technique for the non- surgical closure of dilated, aching superficial veins. This is so well tolerated that it can be performed easily in the comfort of our office clinic.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy: this surgical technique involves the removal of prominent superficial veins through very small incisions. This is also typically performed in the comfort and convenience of our office clinic.
- Sclerotherapy: the elimination of unsightly clusters of tiny veins (spider veins) which are commonly found on the legs.
- Compression Therapy: This involves the temporary or permanent use of custom fitted stockings to relieve the discomfort and swelling associated with varicose veins. It may also include the application of a medicated wrap (Unna boot) to hasten the healing of venous stasis ulcerations (pressure ulcerations of the skin about the ankles and calves).
In addition to our experience treating venous disease, we have over thirty years of experience diagnosing and treating patients with peripheral arterial disease. These patients often have symptoms of leg pain worse with walking and relieved with rest (claudication) or non-healing ulcerations of their feet or toes frequently with a history of diabetes mellitus. Some may have no symptoms but had a screening test (carotid duplex) which showed a potentially serious narrowing of an artery which if untreated might result in stroke. Others are referred for evaluation of a dilated artery (aneurysm) which if untreated may ultimately rupture or clot off (thrombosis) with the risk of limb loss or death.
Some of the vascular procedures which we offer:
- Carotid Endarterectomy: The surgical removal of the thickened wall (plaque) narrowing the main arteries bringing blood to the brain. This procedure significantly reduces the risk of having a future stroke.
- Resection of Abdominal Aortic and Peripheral Aneurysms: The surgical replacement of a dilated, thin walled artery. These diseased arteries may unpredictably rupture or clot off with unfortunate results.
- Reconstruction of the arteries to the lower extremities: The surgical bypass of blocked arteries in the legs restoring the necessary blood flow to relieve pain, ulcerations and prevent gangrene.
- Central Venous Access: Including Port-a-caths, Groshong and triple lumen catheters to provide direct access to large veins either temporarily or permanently for the administration of medicine, blood or nutrition.
- Temporal Artery Biopsy: The removal of a small artery to determine if it is involved by a disease, that if untreated, could lead to blindness (temporal arteritis).