vein_servicesIf you have leg pain due to vein issues, or cannot fully enjoy the warm weather seasons because of varicose or spider veins, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is here to help. Thanks to the Vein Clinic at Watauga Surgical Group we have developed solutions and treatment plans for all your vein needs.

 

You are not alone

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine approximately 20% of all adults will suffer from varicose veins in their lifetime. This condition is most commonly seen in women 45 years and older.

 

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

There are multiple ways that varicose veins form, some include standing and sitting for long periods of time, obesity, and hereditary elements. This condition can be characterized by large veins showing through legs, swelling, pain, heaviness, discoloration of the skin, and bleeding in some venous stasis ulcers.

Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin that can develop anywhere on the body. This condition and the condition of varicose veins are caused by venous reflux disease or venous insufficiency, which is when vein valves in your body become damaged or diseased.

 

Stay in the office for treatment

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous Stasis Ulcers

The Vein Clinic at Watauga Surgical Group can treat patients with varicose and spider veins in the office setting. Dr. Paul Dagher has more than 18 years of experience in treating varicose veins with non-operative and minimally invasive techniques, in addition to performing general surgery at Watauga Medical Center for many years.

Preliminary treatment for these conditions includes a course of medical management designed to lessen the symptoms. If additional treatment is recommended, the Vein Clinic offers a minimally invasive option called Venefit to take care of varicose veins.

The Venefit procedure is done in the office under local anesthetic and has minimal recovery time. With the use of ultrasound our professionals are able to insert a catheter into the diseased vein, which opens up the vein so that radio frequency waves can deliver heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed off. This allows blood flow to naturally reroute to other healthy veins.

Swelling  

Swelling

Spider veins are also treated in the clinic. A medical solution is injected directly into the vein causing the blood vessel to close off. This allows the vein to halt blood flow to the affected area, resulting in the vein fading away naturally with time.

The goal of the Vein Clinic is to create effective and efficient treatment plans that return you to comfort and to your life as soon as possible.

If interested in learning more about the Vein Clinic at Watauga Surgical Group, call 828-264-2340 for a quote or visit, apprhs.org/watauga-surgical