Varicose Veins Treatments
Family Healthcare & Cardiac Center
trusted Vascular clinic in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, offers varicose vein treatments.
Non-Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins
How do compression stockings work for varicose veins?
Varicose veins cannot be repaired, only removed. There are ways that you can help to prevent varicose veins from forming or getting worse. The earlier you begin working prevent varicose veins, the more effective your efforts will be. In fact, the most effective time to start preventing varicose veins and spider veins is before you can see any visible symptoms.
Compression wraps support healthy circulation. Our Vascular Cardiologist in Bay Ridge says that the best time to start using compression wear is before you can visibly see that you need them. They are available as socks, stockings, or sleeves which wrap tightly around your limb. They are tightest around the feet and ankles (or wrists), and become slightly looser further up the leg (or arm), closer to the heart. This makes each pump of the vein more effective and will also hold your skin tight and firm against swollen, pushy veins. The more often you wear them, the better they work. You will especially want to wear them during extended periods spent standing or when traveling by airplane.
Besides fighting varicose veins, wearing knee-high compression socks can help prevent more serious conditions like peripheral vascular disease and deep vein thrombosis.
Vein ligation and stripping has been around for thousands of years, but today’s best vein specialists use more modern, less invasive treatments. Surgery for varicose veins is becoming easier, less invasive, and more effective every day. Minimally-invasive varicose vein treatments can be done in a doctor’s office. At our Brooklyn cardiologist office, we offer vein treatments with minimal pain, no hospital stay, and no recovery time. Most insurance plans cover varicose vein treatment.
VenaCure EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment)
The VenaCure EVLT (Endovenous Laser Therapy) developed by AngioDynamics is just one option that Vein specialists at family healthcare & cardiac center offer to people suffering from varicose veins. Many insurance plans, including Medicare, will cover treatment for varicose veins. Check with your insurance carrier to see if your plan covers varicose vein treatment like VenaCure EVLT. Generally, treatment for varicose veins is covered by insurance, but treatment for spider veins is not covered.
VenaCure EVLT is a laser treatment for varicose veins which has largely replaced sclerotherapy, which is a much more invasive treatment. The laser closes off the varicose vein. With the damaged vein closed and empty, your body simply reroutes blood to other, healthier veins.
The VenaCure EVLT happens at a doctor’s office in less than an hour, and immediately relieves varicose vein symptoms for 98% of patients. This is a treatment without general anesthesia or hospital stay. You should avoid vigorous activity like jogging for about a week, but you can to return to your normal walking and working habits immediately after the procedure.
Your vein specialist will only need to make one very small incision to treat varicose veins with a laser. The doctor will likely make this incision near the knee after applying a local anesthetic. The side effects of endovenous laser therapy are very minor soreness and bruising. You can relieve these side effects with your preferred over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain reliever. The only possible scarring would be from this tiny incision, and for some, there will be no scarring at all.
Other minimally-invasive varicose vein treatments use lasers, injections, and radio frequencies to close off varicose veins and spider veins. Speak to a vascular cardiologist near you to find the best treatment option for your veins.
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