Venous disease presents itself in many different shapes and sizes. They vary from large visible varicose veins, to veins causing symptoms that are not visible, or to spider veins. Each one has different forms of vein treatments available. Memphis Vascular Center can treat all the above! Let’s discuss some of the vein treatment options available to you.
Large varicose veins can cause your legs to feel heavy, tired, or painful at the end of the day. Many years ago, a procedure called vein stripping was used as the primary vein treatment. It involved scheduling a surgery to cut them out. Today, technology has changed that! Endovenous ablation allows us to seal the vein using heat and only requires a small access site about the size of the tip of your pinky finger. There is no downtime with this procedure. We have even had patients run a 5k within a week of the procedure!
For spider veins and other large veins we offer sclerotherapy. This also involves shutting down the vein, but this procedure uses a FDA approved drug rather than heat. Dr. Roberts will inject the vein(s) and within a few weeks to months, depending on the size, they slowly
start to fade away. Just like our other vein treatments, there is no down time and it only involves a needle stick. We typically recommend doing this during the winter, so you will be ready for shorts in the summer!
As you can tell, venous disease is pretty broad and can cause ALOT of different symptoms. However, the vein treatments are quick, easy, and require no downtime. So you can quickly address the issues with your legs and get back to your normal routine. Let us help you relieve
all the pains and aches at the end of the day!
Call today to schedule an appointment 901-683-1890 or schedule one online HERE