Venous Insufficiency Treatment in Phoenix, Arizona
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.
Western Vascular Institute has been leading the venous specialty field in Phoenix, AZ since 2005. We have three vein and vascular clinics located throughout the Phoenix metro area & Payson where we are able to offer hospital-based surgical & endovascular care to patients in the area. Our board-certified vascular surgeons at Western Vascular Institute are dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for venous insufficiency. They will take the time to answer any questions you may have about venous insufficiency and help discover the best treatment plan for you and your lifestyle. For more information, call vein and vascular clinic in Phoenix, Mesa and Payson, AZ, at (480) 668-5000 and schedule an appointment today!
What Are the 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
What Are the Risk Factors of Venous Insufficiency?
- Varicose veins
- Blood clots
- Muscle weakness/injury/trauma
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.
What Are Venous Insufficiency Treatment Options?
Non Surgical Treatment Options
- Conservative treatment
- Compression stockings
- Weight loss
- Elevating your legs
- Not standing or sitting for long periods of time
liquid chemical injected to shut down the incompetent varicose vein
Radio Frequency 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.
A small incision is made and the varicose veins are removed.
Schedule a Venous Insufficiency Consultation
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.