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Varicose Veins Treatment

Varicose veins are veins that are in the superficial compartment of the leg that have become enlarged, swollen, twisted, and/or bulging due to venous reflux disease. The visible veins can be many colors but are most commonly red, blue or flesh-toned. The bulging veins most often appear on the thighs, back of the calves, and the inside of the legs.

Pregnant women may experience varicose veins in the vaginal, pelvic and buttocks area. When these veins appear they may indicate an issue of venous reflux disease in the legs or may be a symptom of a pelvic venous issue.  At Precision Vascular and Interventional we are can help diagnose all venous issues including that of pelvic venous insufficiency.

To learn more about varicose veins treatment in Dallas, Texas call today to schedule your consultation with our specialists.

Causes of Varicose Veins:

Varicose veinsVaricose veins are caused by malfunction and damage of the valves in veins of the lower half of the body. As a result of the damaged valves, blood flows forwards but also backwards, in the wrong direction (reflux). This reversal of flow which leads to pooling of backed-up blood, which then causes the veins to bulge, stretch and enlarge. This abnormal process is a medical condition called venous reflux or Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

  • Genetics:  play a major role in the development of varicose veins.
  • Hormonal changes and pregnancy: a big factor as to why women are more prone to get varicose veins than men.
  • Age: vein and valve function may be deranged over time.
  • Weight: being overweight can increase venous pressure in the legs and lower half of the body.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods

Symptoms of Varicose Veins:

Varicose veins can cause a variety of symptoms that range from mild to severe and are not limited to just unsightly bulging.  If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, make an appointment to come in for a consultation with Dr. Chan or Dr. Stein to determine if you do indeed suffer from a form of chronic venous insufficiency or venous reflux of the lower legs.

  • Tiredness
  • Swelling
  • Achiness
  • Heaviness
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Throbbing
  • Itching
  • Cramping
  • Restless legs

What are my Varicose Vein Treatment Options?

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Advances in image-guided minimally invasive ablation technologies has led to the development of procedures such as RF ablation (Venefit) and Clarivein treatments. There is no longer a need for the previous standard of vein stripping which was not only painful but required a prolonged recovery period. At Precision Vascular and Interventional we are adept at all the available technologies and procedures for minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins and venous disease. We are board certified experts at image guided procedures and ultrasound interpretation which make us the correct and safest choice for treating your vein disease.

Am I a Candidate for Varicose Vein Treatment?

Dr. Chan or Dr. Stein will perform and interpret your ultrasound during your initial consultation. If lower extremity venous insufficiency is present, appropriate treatment options, including conservative and minimally invasive therapy will be discussed and personalized for you.

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