01.18.2018

What Are Varicose Veins?

They are dilated, thickened, elongated and twisted blood vessels that don’t control blood flow as they should. They can be smaller, thread-like spider veins or large, grape-like clusters under the skin. These veins are a result of underlying vein valve problems.

Symptoms:

  • Aching pain
  • Easily tired legs
  • Leg heaviness
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Restless legs
  • Itching or irritated rash on the legs
  • Darkening of the skin (in severe cases)

At Our Facility:

  • There’s no surgical incisions. All of our procedures are minimally invasive.
  • No general anesthesia or hospitalization. We use local sedation at our own, outpatient facility in Lancaster, NY and
  • A short recovery time. The patient is able to leave that same day, shortly after their procedure.
  • About Our Treatment:

    Sclerotherapy: A doctor injects the veins with a solution that causes the vein to close and the blood is then directed through healthier veins.
    Microsclerotherapy: Similar to the above method, but uses different solutions and injection technique.
    Endovenous Thermal Ablation: A thin tube (catheter) is inserted into the vein. Then, the doctor applies heat through the tube causing the vein to collapse. A scar results and the blood is then forced through nearby healthy veins.

    For more complex cases involving more internal venous problems, we have an angiography suite onsite.
    Call us at 716-852-1977 to set up a consultation or visit our website for more information!

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