Varicose Vein Treatment Cleveland
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Varicose veins are caused by damaged vein valves that allow blood to flow in the wrong direction leading to swollen, bulging veins that are visible on the surface of the skin. Approximately 25% of adults suffer from varicose veins. Usually affecting the legs, varicose veins are unsightly and cause many symptoms, including pain, swelling, throbbing, heaviness, aching, fatigue, itchiness, restless legs, and cramping. Some varicose veins lie unseen, deep below the skin’s surface, often worsening over time. There are a variety of factors that contribute to varicose veins such as age, obesity, pregnancy, gender, genetics, and occupations that involve prolonged sitting or standing. It is important to have veins evaluated by a vascular specialist who can detect circulatory problems and treat the underlying cause.
Good Candidates for Varicose Vein Treatment
People who are tired of trying to hide visible varicose veins should consider varicose vein treatment. Patients who feel pain or discomfort due to their varicose veins are good candidates. This treatment is also ideal for candidates who want to prevent blood clots.
Varicose vein treatment is not recommended for pregnant women. Patients who are unable to walk or bedridden are not good candidates for this procedure. This treatment is also not ideal for patients with severe infections.
Your consultation with Dr. Kezele will start with him listening to your concerns. He will perform an evaluation and assess your medical records to determine if you are a good candidate for a varicose vein treatment.
Dr. Kezele will create a treatment plan based on the details of your case. He will discuss the details of the treatment plan with you, covering preparation, type of treatment, aftercare, and cost. He will also explain the results you can expect. Please ask questions so that Dr. Kezele can address all of your concerns.
Varicose Veins may be treated using various office-based sterile procedures including Sclerotherapy and Thermal Radiofrequency. Treatments vary depending on the size and severity of the veins and individual patient history. The duration of varicose vein treatment sessions depends on factors like the chosen procedure and details of the treatment plan.
Spider veins are also referred to as telangiectasias, which are tiny purple or red clusters of blood vessels that are close to the skin’s surface. Spider veins can also be an indicator of an underlying or worsening venous disease.
Treatments for Varicose and Spider Veins
Dr. Kezele uses various office-based sterile procedures including visual and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, radiofrequency (RF) ablation as well as VenaSeal™ closure system. During your consultation with Dr. Kezele, he will explain the treatment options, which can vary depending on the size and severity of the veins, individual patient history as well as insurance coverage for those procedures.
Sclerotherapy is often performed in less than 30 minutes and most patients may immediately return to their normal activities after treatment. Sclerotherapy is performed using tiny needles to inject a sclerosant solution directly into the varicose and spider veins to treat both the symptoms and the vein appearance.
Sometimes your sclerotherapy treatment may include the use of ultrasound. Dr. Kezele will use ultrasound-guided “foam” sclerotherapy to treat larger varicose veins not easily seen by the eye at the surface of the skin. Smaller spider veins near the skin’s surface typically only need visual sclerotherapy.
Radiofrequency ablation is a very safe medical procedure that utilizes a catheter and a heating element to treat the diseased vein. Typically the procedure is performed in less than one hour in our office so you do not need to be concerned with hospital bills and surprise medical bills. Dr. Kezele uses ultrasound guidance to insert the small catheter into the diseased vein(s). The catheter tip delivers heat into the vein to collapse the unhealthy vein. Most patients report very little discomfort with radiofrequency ablation.
The VenaSeal™ closure system is the latest advancement in the treatment of varicose veins that uses a proprietary medical adhesive that seals the vein. This approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury which is often a risk associated with certain thermal procedures. Venaseal is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, avoiding patient discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks.
VenaSeal has no downtime and most patients have reported minimal to no pain. There is also no need to wear compression stockings after treatment which is appealing to patients.
The patient can go home after their varicose vein treatment. The recovery time will depend on the procedure performed and the treatment area. Most patients can resume normal activities with little to no downtime.
Temporary discomfort and other minor symptoms may be experienced for a day or two. Aftercare instructions will be provided for safety and optimal results.
Dr. Kezele has been performing leg vein procedures for over 25 years and will use the safest and most effective approach for each patient.
Many variables can contribute to each patient’s outcome of varicose vein and/or spider vein treatment. No patient’s experience is the same; the number of treatments needed as well as the length of time that passes until results is complete vary by person. Below are some of Dr. Kezele’s patients which are representative of common before and after conditions and results. The time in between these before and after pictures ranges from 3 to 12 months.
How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost?
The price of Varicose Vein Treatment varies widely depending on multiple factors, including the number of treatments required to achieve optimal results and the cosmetic or medical concerns you want to address. Contact us today and find out whats best for you
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