It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from venous disease, and an even greater number of patients suffer silently going undiagnosed. Venous disease is a spectrum of findings that usually involves a condition where the vein walls and valves become weakened. The valves stretch and become damaged interrupting normal physiological blood flow. There is a backwards flow of blood (reflux) which increases pressure in the veins. This initiates a vicious cycle of progressive damage to the vein which can ultimately cause chronic venous reflux disease or venous insufficiency.
What is Venous Disease?
Patients that leave their venous disease untreated are often not able to enjoy the same quality of life or wellness, and are likely to eventually have more serious health issues. As mentioned before, a vicious cycle of derangement occurs as vein disease progresses, varicose veins enlarge become more prominent and valves and veins walls become more damaged. Varicose veins occur only in the lower body and can affect anywhere in the lower half of the body, from the groin down to the ankle.
With regard to diagnosing and treatment of lower extremity venous insufficiency, we focus on the superficial and perforator veins of the legs. Advances in medical technology have allowed for more eloquent and minimally invasive options for treating lower extremity vein disease. These treatments have largely replaced the more painful and cumbersome hospital-based vein stripping procedures. Many patients that have avoided treatment due to horror stories of painful procedures with long and hard recoveries can now rest easily with these new options.
At Precision we have expertise in all the available minimally invasive techniques. We offer radiofrequency (Venefit) and non-thermal ablation (Clarivein) procedures in addition to microphlebectomy. Various smaller varicose and spider veins can also be treated with sclerotherapy (injections). After the initial evaluation, we tailor the correct procedures with patient comfort, safety and maximum effectiveness in mind.
A Solution For Blood Clots
Precision specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of blood clots within both the deep and superficial venous system. Blood clots often cause pain and swelling of the affected limb and can be a life threatening condition. Blood clots rarely dissolve completely on their own and can often lead to permanent damage of the veins and possible life-long side effects called post thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
Although many doctors treat patients for Deep Vein Thrombosis or (DVT) and blood clots, we specialize in comprehensive DVT and blood clot care by offering minimally invasive therapy to potentially remove or dissolve blood clots in the body, especially in the legs. By undergoing an evaluation with one of our experts, you can ensure that your Deep Vein Thrombosis is being treated with the most advanced therapies and techniques available.