Varicose veins go beyond cosmetics.

Varicose Veins are not just cosmetic, but are often the result of a deeper health condition, like Venous Reflux Disease.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are large, dilated veins just beneath the skin. Many avoid addressing them because they think they are just a cosmetic issue, but the truth is that they are often a result of a deeper health condition: superficial venous reflux disease. Your veins have one-way valves that close to prevent the blood from pooling at the ankles. When the valves are damaged or become stretched out, the blood pools and causes the veins to enlarge. This is what causes those puffy veins most often seen on the legs, calves, and ankles.

Symptoms Include:

Discoloration

Heaviness

Pain in the legs

Swelling

Tiredness

Ulceration


Treatment for Varicose Veins

Fortunately, treatments for varicose veins have progressed and now provide a quick recovery from a minimally invasive procedure.

  • Compression stockings
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Ambulatory or stab phlebectomy
  • Foam Sclerotherapy
  • Liquid Sclerotherapy

More on EVLT & RFA

With VIVA’s state-of-the-art treatments, you can expect almost immediate improvement in symptoms like leg heaviness, tiredness, and cramping. Our most popular varicose vein treatments, EndoVenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) offer:

  • Treatments lasting less than an hour
  • 93-98% success rate
  • Immediate relief from symptoms
  • Rapid return to normal activities
  • Minimal to no scarring
Compression Stockings

We do require you to wear compression stockings following the procedure to ensure success of the treatment. Pre-procedural compression stocking trials are a necessity of our insurance company to assess if a conservative modality is helpful in alleviating your symptoms.

Get Back to Your Daily Life

These procedures are performed same day, and most patients drive themselves to and from the procedure. You can return to work the day after your procedure. We recommend that you avoid swimming, water aerobics, or other water based activities during your recovery period. We would also advise against doing a core workout or lifting more than five pounds. However, running and walking are encouraged. The recovery period usually lasts two weeks.

Our high level of expertise offers greater assurances than most vein centers can provide. Our physicians will evaluate your specific needs and select the appropriate therapy.


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