In addition to providing diagnostic lower extremity ultrasound testing in the office, we offer in-office lower extremity venous ablation procedures performed by our highly trained physicians.
Venous insufficiency is a common condition in which the flow of blood from the legs back to the heart is abnormal. This lack of an upward flow back to the heart causes blood to pool in the legs, causing everything from unsightly varicose veins, lower extremity swelling, discomfort, a brownish discoloration in the lower legs, and venous ulcers.
Venous ablation is the latest technology helping to alleviate patient symptoms associated with venous insufficiency. Venous ablation eliminates the abnormal vein by sealing it closed since it is no longer effective because it has lost the ability to direct blood flow in the correct direction.
Venous ablation surgery is performed at our Shadow Lane office by one of our specially trained cardiologists under ultrasound guidance. The procedure takes approximately one hour with minimal discomfort, and no significant down time. There may be some mild to moderate discomfort for a week to ten days, but over-the-counter medications are generally effective.
The venous ablation procedure improves blood flow immediately. However, it may take a few weeks for the original symptoms to go away, and large varicose veins may need some additional minor treatment.
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