Our goal is to improve both your short and long-term quality of life. Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) can manifest in many different ways, ranging from simple fatigue, spider veins and varicose veins to skin changes and limb-threatening ulcerations. Whether you want to feel better about the way your legs look, have more energy at the end of the day to exercise, or heal an ulcer that’s been on your leg for years, our procedures can help.
What to expect
Your first visit will take about 2 hours. You will have a thorough examination and an ultrasound evaluation of the veins in your legs. The ultrasound study will identify and map your vein problems. With this information, we can choose from a variety of treatment options to draw up a customized treatment plan for you and your legs.
If you haven’t already done so, the first step in management is a trial of conservative measures. These are non-operative options and include leg elevation, exercise, weight loss, and compression stocking use. Most insurance companies require a trial of these measures, lasting from 6 weeks to 4 months, depending on the company. While these measures can help control symptoms of CVD, and even slow down the progression, they do not fix the issue. Once a vein valve is damaged, it stays that way.
Some people are satisfied with the relief that they get from the conservative measures, and are willing to continue using them. Many others only get partial, transient relief from these measures, or are unable to tolerate them. These people would benefit from more definitive treatment of their CVD.