Venous insufficiency is a problem with the flow of blood from the veins of the legs back to the heart, also known as chronic venous insufficiency or chronic venous stasis. Veins contain valves that keep the blood moving in one direction, returning it towards the heart. In most cases of venous insufficiency, the valves in the veins of the leg don't work properly, causing blood to pool in the lower extremities, and leading to one or more of the following symptoms:
For more advanced cases of venous insufficiency, several minimally invasive treatments are available at the Toledo Vein Center, which include:
In this procedure, your physician will inject small and medium-sized varicose veins with a solution that scars and subsequently closes those veins. In just a few weeks, treated varicose veins should fade. Some patients with extensive disease may require multiple treatments to ensure optimal results.
In this procedure, your physician will insert a thin tube (radiofrequency catheter) into an enlarged vein and heat the tip of the catheter using radiofrequency energy. This heat destroys the diseased vein by inducing it to collapse and subsequently close and is performed along the length of the diseased vein in a step-wise fashion. This is performed under local anesthesia using ultrasound guidance with minimal discomfort to the patient.
In this procedure, your physician will remove tortuous varicose veins through a series of tiny skin incisions, approximately 1-2 millimeters in length. This procedure is performed using local anesthetic with minimal discomfort to the patient.
If you are experiencing one or more of the above issues, you may be a good candidate for one of these treatments. Contact Dr. Nahhas and his team at the Toledo Vein Center today at (419) 479-5690 to schedule a consultation to determine the best treatment for you.