If you suffer from venous problems such as spider veins, varicose veins, leg pain, swelling, heaviness, restless legs and cramping HaysMed offers physicians and the resources to help.
We have experience in treating several types of venous disease including:
*spider and varicose veins
*chronic venous insufficiency
*skin changes and ulcers
*other venous diseases
Our experienced doctors and support staff will consult directly with you to set up an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan to address each of your specific needs. When used to treat medical symptoms such as swelling and poor circulation.
What are Varicose Veins?
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.
What are Spider Veins?
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.
How do veins become diseased?
It is estimated that heredity plays a role in 80 percent of all venous disease cases. Other causes include aging, obesity, leg trauma, hormones, pregnancy, and occupations that require prolonged standing or sitting.
What are treatment options?
Phlebectomy – a minimally invasive procedure used to remove varicose veins on the surface of the leg. Phlebectomy uses 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 the source of their varicose veins and provides them with quicker recovery and a return to normal daily routines, as compared to surgical stripping. Under local anesthesia, a thin catheter is inserted into the refluxing vein through a small opening, using a single needle stick. With the aid of ultrasound, the 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 – 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.