Radiofrequency closure, also known as radiofrequency ablation, addresses the venous reflex disease that often causes varicose veins. It serves as an alternative to traditional vein stripping, which requires invasive surgical removal of the diseased veins. Instead, radiofrequency ablation uses heat energy to prompt the closure of diseased veins.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure performed by injecting a saline solution into the varicose vein. This irritation to the vein causes the defective vein to collapse. The body reroutes the blood supply to bypass the damaged vein, which is eventually reabsorbed into the body.
The Joint Commission? What is it? The Joint Commission is an independent non-profit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations in the United States. A Joint Commission accreditation and Gold Seal of approval is a symbol of Quality and Excellence that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting and exceeding performance and safety standards.
Symptoms: can occur without warning signsAlso felt as discomfort in the affected area including Swelling and pain the affected leg. Additionally, redness and warmth along the vein where the clot is found. Causes Coagulation of blood is an important process that helps to prevent excessive bleeding during injury.
Vascular Ultrasound or Duplex study A Vascular Ultrasound or Duplex study is a non-invasive test performed to evaluate a patient’s blood flow through the arteries and veins. The test provides Vascular Surgeons with the information they need to provide a diagnosis and set a course of treatment for each patient.
Varicose Veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted. They can occur anywhere on the body, but most often appear in the arms and legs. Some cases of varicose veins are solely cosmetic, but often they produce pain and discomfort or lead to other circulatory problems.
Diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors for any form of vascular disease. Diabetes can cause many complications that worsen the vascular disease. Some of these complications include vein weakness, weight gain, venous ulcers, DVT’s, and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Many with diabetes worry they can’t be treated for varicose veins and other vascular complications.
Vascular surgeons are the only specialist focusing exclusively on Vein & Artery disorders. Do you suffer from: Aching & uncomfortable legs Itching/muscle cramps Swelling in feet & ankles Burning or throbbing Leg heaviness/tiredness Skin discoloration Treatments Compression stockings Sclerotherapy Radiofrequency ablation Phlebectomy
Atherosclerosis – is a disease process that leads to the hardening or clogging of arteries. The build-up over time of substances such as fat, cholesterol, & calcium, collectively called plaque, narrows the artery and restricts the amount of blood able to pass through the arteries,
Introduced by Western Vascular Institute over 20 years ago, limb salvage of the leg, foot, & ankle is a term used to describe the type of procedure that our wound & Vascular board-certified surgeons are able to provide to save a patients leg from amputation due to peripheral artery disease,