Count yourself privileged if your unattractive varicose veins are only a cause of embarrassment. For many persons, these twisted, bulging leg veins result in itching, pain, restless legs, and further complications, such as leg ulcers. At Advanced Heart & Vascular Associates, Nader Chadda, MD, FACC, FSCAI removes varicose veins in Brooksville, Land O’ Lakes, or Hudson, Florida, through advanced procedures like ClosureFast and VenaSeal. Both Medtronic treatment procedures are backed by clinical data that proves their effectiveness and safety. To find out more about available treatment options for your varicose veins, call the office near you or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are big, twisted, purple, or dark-blue veins which appear in your legs, bulging above the skin’s surface. These veins can hugely affect your attractiveness and can also result in other complications in your lower leg.
What causes varicose veins?
The leg veins have valves which ensure blood flows effortlessly toward the heart. Once a valve fails or weakens some blood moves backward, resulting in a condition known as venous insufficiency. With time, blood accumulates inside the vein, causing them to become engorged, in turn leading to varicose veins.
What are the common symptoms associated with varicose veins?
Some people will not have any symptoms, but others will experience one or more of the following: leg pain, itching, soreness, fatigue, swollen legs, tingling, burning, cramping, restless legs, throbbing, heaviness, and discoloration of the skin.
If left untreated, venous insufficiency causes tremendous venous pressure in your lower leg. Excessive pressure causes other complications like leg ulcers, rashes, and thickened skin. These venous ulcers require top-quality medical attention because the wounds don’t heal by themselves. Instead, they become larger, putting you at greater risk of developing severe bone and skin infections.
How To Treat Varicose Veins
At Advanced Heart & Vascular Associates, your treatment may begin with lifestyle adjustments and compression stockings to enhance blood flow. However, if you experience symptoms or a leg ulcer, it’s vital to treat venous insufficiency. In that case, it’s crucial to eliminate the varicose veins.
Dr. Chadda uses one of these two minimally-invasive procedures to address varicose veins:
ClosureFast is an innovative device that eliminates varicose veins and faulty valves through radiofrequency ablation (RFA). After applying a topical anesthetic, your provider makes a small cut close to the targeted varicose veins. He uses ultrasound guidance to drive the ClosureFast catheter into your veins and threads it to the end of your varicosity.
After injecting a local anesthetic into the target vein, Dr. Chadda gradually withdraws the catheter as the device dissipates radiofrequency energy. This controlled heat perpetually closes the vein. Following this procedure, your body redirects blood flow through healthy veins, thus naturally restoring healthy circulation.
VenaSeal closes the varicose veins using a specially designed medical adhesive. Your provider injects the adhesive into your vein using a catheter and exerts pressure on the vein to make sure it closes. The medication will safely remain in your veins as they diminish and disappear.
In conclusion, Advanced Heart & Vascular Associates offers comprehensive care for patients with varicose veins. To find out more about the practice, schedule an appointment with Dr. Chadda today through mobile or book online.