Minimally Invasive Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment in Afton, WY
People in our community lead active, healthy lifestyles, so it may be surprising to see painful, bulging, ropy varicose or smaller spider veins developing on your legs, face and arms. While they are often a result of prolonged sitting or standing, they can affect anyone. If you regularly enjoy activities like hiking or golfing, bulging, ropy, painful veins cannot only cause pain and discomfort, they can hinder your physical performance and affect stamina.
It is important to seek medical treatment as varicose veins may be associated with the development of one or more of the following, more serious conditions:
- Phlebitis. An inflammation of the vein.
- Thrombosis. A blood clot in the enlarged vein.
- Venous stasis ulcers. An ulcer in the enlarged vein.
Improving your vein health and helping you stay active
Approximately 50 percent of Americans have varying degrees of vein disease. In fact, it is one of the most common conditions affecting our health. If you notice any swelling, aches, or ropy, bulging veins in your legs, visit the skilled general surgeons at Star Valley Medical Center for an evaluation and treatment. We can help you return to the trail, course or path, without the discomfort of varicose veins.
Providing leading-edge care for spider and varicose veins
Our surgeons want to fully understand any concerns you have regarding your vein health. At SVMC, your health and comfort are our priority. Depending on your unique situation, our surgeons may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
- Compression stockings
Daily use of nylon, cotton, spandex or natural rubber knee-high stockings may help alleviate the symptoms associated with varicose veins.
A saline injection is injected directly into the varicose or spider vein, causing it to collapse.
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
Tiny punctures or incisions are made along the path of the enlarged vein. Through these tiny holes, the surgeon uses a surgical hook to remove the varicose vein.
- Radiofrequency Ablution
Varicose and spider veins are sealed through the use of a radiofrequency energy.
- Surgical ligation and stripping
For severe cases of varicose veins, your vascular surgeon may need to make an incision in the skin and either remove or tie off the blood vessel.
Don’t let unsightly varicose or spider veins slow you down. Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled vein care specialists at Star Valley specialty clinic. You can call 307-885-5800, or use our easy online form.