HaysMed Establishes Vein Clinic
Hays, Kansas (Aug 14, 2017) – HaysMed has recently established a vein clinic for treating varicose veins, spider veins and other venous problems. People who suffer from leg pain, welling, heaviness, restless legs and cramping are also candidates for vein treatment.
Veins in your legs carry blood back to the heart through one-way check valves. When the veins become diseased, the valves no longer work properly, and a backflow or “reflux” of blood leaks backward down the leg causing the veins to bulge or balloon. These dilated or bulging veins are called varicose and may occur on or under the surface of the skin.
Tiny red or blue bursts on your legs are called spider veins. Often seen on the thighs, around the knees, on the calves and at the ankles, they are a result of dilated venous capillaries that fill with blood and become visible.
Although heredity plays a role in 80 percent of all venous disease cases, other causes can include aging, obesity, leg trauma, hormones, pregnancy and occupations that require prolonged standing or sitting.
There are several treatment options available at the vein clinic including phlebectomy, endovenous laser therapy and sclerotherapy. Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove varicose veins on the surface of the leg that local anesthesia and tiny skin incisions that do not require stitches and are barely visible when they heal.
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) offers patients a minimally-invasive choice for treating varicose veins and provides them with quicker recovery and a return to normal daily routines, as compared to surgical stripping. Under local anesthesia with the aid of ultrasound, a catheter is placed and preciously delivers laser energy to the vein wall, causing the vein to close and seal shut. EVLT treatment is usually reimbursed by Health Insurance.
Sclerotherapy is the preferred method of treatment for spider veins. In this simple procedure, veins are injected with a solution that produces an irritation to the inner lining of the vein, causing scar tissue to form that seals off the unwanted veins. The number of treatments varies depending on the extent of the condition; the average number of treatments is six to ten treatments.
Patients will receive an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan to address each of their specific needs. Consultation will begin with a visit at the Orthopedic center, which typically follows with an Ultrasound to assess the severity of the issue. After this, your procedure will be scheduled to take place in the HaysMed Imaging Center.
For more information or to schedule a consultation please call 785-261-7599 or 1-866-428-8221 or go to https://www.haysmed.com/vein-clinic/