Listening, Understanding and Providing Superior Vascular Care
Varicose veins and spider veins not only compromise your confidence, they can also be a serious health concern if left untreated.
At Vein Care Institute, you’ll find that our physicians consider you as an individual first. Drs. Tanquilut and Pradhan will spend the time to get to know you, and understand what is important to you. We want you to be comfortable asking questions, to be fully informed and to be at ease before and during any procedures.
Because Dr. Tanquilut and Dr. Pradhan are vascular surgeons, they will consider not just your legs, but your whole vascular system when considering treatment options, including minimally invasive therapies. They will use evidence-based information and the latest published data to help you make the best decision.
Varicose veins and spider veins cannot be reversed through diet, exercise, medication or lifestyle changes. They must be medically treated. Both conditions occur when faulty and failing valves within the veins cause blood to pool instead of returning to your heart.
Spider veins are visible through the skin, tiny red “spider webs” or “trees” on your legs, chest or face. Spider veins are seldom dangerous, but can itch and burn uncomfortably. Our vascular surgeons can also ensure they are not symptoms of bigger health challenges.
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Varicose veins are also visible through the skin; large, often raised, twisting and swollen veins. These are most commonly found in the legs. Varicose veins should be treated promptly. Beyond the aching, pain, itching and burning, varicose veins can develop into serious health problems, including skin ulcers, significant bleeding in the event of an injury, and fatal blood clots.
For minor spider veins, a preferred treatment is SCLEROTHERAPY, a saline-based solution injected into affected veins, causing them to shrink and disappear. Sclerotherapy is performed in our offices and you’ll walk out of the office. Depending upon the severity of your spider veins, you may or may not need follow up treatments. You’ll wear compression stockings for one to three weeks after treatment, and we’ll see you for a check up within a week or two.
For varicose veins, we may discuss ENDOVENOUS ABLATION. Radio frequency or laser technology is used to cauterize the damaged veins which are then regress into your body. Ablation is performed in our offices, often under mild sedation. You will be able to walk out of the office and should wear compression stockings for a few weeks after treatment. We’ll see you to make sure the vein is closed.
Methods we use include:
- In-office Ultrasound
- VenaSeal® Vein Treatment
- Non-Thermal Vein Treatment
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