Venous Insufficiency Treatment in Phoenix, Arizona

With many years of extensive vascular experience, the highly trained vascular surgeons at Western Vascular Institute specialize in diagnosing & treating venous insufficiency. Western Vascular Institute’s three conveniently located service centers house the most advanced & innovative surgery centers & diagnostic imaging capabilities for our valued patients. We will help discover the best treatment plan for you and your lifestyle. For more information, schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons, at one of our locations in Pheonix, Arizona.

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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.

Risk factor

  • Varicose veins
  • Blood clots
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Cancer
  • Muscle weakness
  • Injury/trauma
  • Swelling
  • Inactivity

Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency

Common symptoms of venous insufficiency aching or throbbing in the legs include swelling and discomfort, skin discoloration, skin thickening, spider veins at the ankles, and leg ulcers.

How is Venous Insufficiency 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.

Treatment for Venous Insufficiency

  • Conservative treatment
  • Compression stockings
  • Exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Elevating your legs
  • Not standing or sitting for long periods of time

Surgical interventions

Sclerotherapy – liquid chemical injected to shut down the incompetent varicose vein
RF ablation – A slight incision is made near the varicose vein where a small tube called a catheter is threaded into the vein and heat is applied via radio waves to close off the vein.
Phlebectomy – A small incision is made and the varicose veins are removed.

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Varicose Veins and Venous Disease – Symptoms and Causes



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If you have been experiencing symptoms of venous insufficiency it is important that you schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained vein disease specialists. They will diagnose your symptoms and discover the best treatment option for you. For more information about our Vein Center, please call (480) 668-5000 to schedule your appointment today.

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