Vein Center in Phoenix
Arizona’s Leaders in Vascular Surgery
Our vein disease specialists evaluate and treat hundreds of patients with venous disease on a monthly basis at our offices in Phoenix, Mesa, and Payson, AZ. Evaluating and treating venous disease on a daily basis allows our vascular surgeons to maintain a knowledge base and skill set that is unmatched and unequaled in Arizona. As such, our vascular surgeons are able to provide an in-depth explanation of your venous disease and suggest the best options for treatment vs. non-treatment.
Treating venous disease has become more straightforward in recent years, with the help of technology. New treatments for vein disorders require little downtime and can be conveniently performed in our outpatient vein center. This allows patients to return home the same day of surgery and continue healing in the comfort of their own home. For more information about our Vein Center, please call (480) 668-5000 to schedule your appointment today.
What is Vein Disease?
Venous or vein disease occurs when the veins in your legs become unable to return the blood back from your legs to your heart.
Healthy leg veins have valves; they keep blood flowing to the heart. Venous reflux disease, also known as chronic venous disease or venous insufficiency, develops when the valves stop working properly. That allows blood to flow backward ( reflux) and pool in your lower leg veins. Chronic venous disease refers to persistent, progressive conditions that worsen over time. This disease should be addressed with intervention by our vascular specialists to help alleviate and decrease pain and discomfort. If left untreated, your symptoms of vein disease can worsen over time.
What Vein Conditions Do We Treat?
Enlarged, twisted, bulging veins found anywhere in the body, but most commonly occurring in the legs and feet due to the pressure of standing. In these veins, the valves become damaged, creating a backflow and pooling of blood, instead of returning the blood to be re-oxygenated by the lungs.
Venous Insufficiency is a condition where veins cannot adequately transfer blood from the legs back up to the heart. Inside the veins are valves that operate like flaps, directing the flow of blood toward the heart. When the valves become damaged, circulatory problems develop ranging from spider veins to varicose veins, and blood clots to skin ulcers.
Coagulation of blood is an important process that helps to prevent excessive bleeding during injury. However, in the absence of Injury, when the blood is not flowing properly or if it pools in the veins the platelets in the blood that help with coagulation can stick together and cause it to clot.
Pelvic congestion syndrome also known as vulvar varicosities or ovarian reflux is a common cause of chronic pain in up to 40% of women. It is caused by dilation of the ovarian and/or pelvic veins in the lower abdomen.
Like varicose veins, spider veins are veins that are much smaller that have become dilated and do not properly push the blood through the valves in the veins back up to the heart. This leads to the pooling of blood in these smaller superficial (close to the skin) veins.
Are a common type of skin ulcer. Generally, occurs just above the ankle on the legs. These ulcers come about as a result of venous insufficiency and increased pressure of blood in the veins due to the veins’ “incompetence” and inability to return the blood to the heart.
How Are Vein Conditions Diagnosed?
Diagnostic ultrasound measuring the vein diameter and the amount of pooling (reflux) and venograms (X-ray exam with contrast dye) may be used to examine the veins for signs of disease.
What Vein Treatments Do We Offer?
Treatment options will differ based on the diagnosed vein disorder.