Vein services at CHI St. Alexius Health are available to help you maintain the active lifestyle you desire.
Those treatment options may include:
Prescription-strength compression stockings are often a first line of treatment for patients with varicose veins. The stockings assist in returning blood back to the heart. Although a patient’s symptoms may be relieved, stockings will not reverse the condition.
Used primarily in the treatment of spider veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a “sclerosing” agent into the vein using a very fine needle. This chemical solution irritates the vein tissue, causing the lining of the vein to swell, harden and eventually seal off.
This is an office procedure which is preformed to remove large surface varicose veins through tiny skin punctures. It leaves minimal scarring and is performed under local anesthesia. There is very little discomfort and no stitches are required.
Endovenous laser therapy is a short, minimally invasive alternative to more invasive vein stripping procedures. It leaves minimal scarring and is performed under local anesthesia. A thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein and laser energy is applied to the vein. Delivered in short pulses, the laser energy heats the vein from within, causing it to shrink, collapse and seal shut.
Varicose veins may be related to a more serious medical condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Chronic venous insufficiency is about more than leg pain and swelling, CVI can result in leg restlessness, skin damage and even ulcers.
To learn more about vein treatment options at a CHI St. Alexius Health, see participating locations and call for more information.