Varicose Veins

Many people develop unsightly blue or purple varicose veins on their legs as they get older. If you have these prominent veins and they’re becoming painful or making your legs ache, the team at AMI Surgery in Stamford, Connecticut, and Port Chester, New York, can help. They use a range of minimally invasive techniques to eliminate problem veins and restore healthy circulation. Call to schedule a consultation or book online today.

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Varicose Veins Q & A

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What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted, often bulging, and usually blue, red, or purple. While any vein can become a varicose vein, they’re most common in the legs.

Varicose veins develop when the valves in your veins get too weak to close properly. These valves limit blood flow to one direction — back to your heart. If they start to fail, blood can trickle back, pooling and forming varicose veins.

What symptoms do varicose veins cause?

When they first appear, varicose veins might be no more than a cosmetic issue, causing few if any symptoms. As the varicose veins worsen and more blood builds up, they can start to leak and make your legs ache and swell.

Other symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Pain or cramping
  • Heaviness and tiredness
  • Burning or tingling sensations
  • Throbbing
  • Tenderness
  • Restless legs

If your varicose veins cause problems like these, it’s important to get treatment at AMI Surgery. Varicose veins can result in complications like phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, and leg ulcers.

How are varicose veins treated?

AMI Surgery offers several treatments for varicose veins. Initially, you might benefit from conservative techniques such as wearing medical-grade compression stockings.

If your varicose veins don’t improve, AMI Surgery specializes in state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, including:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • ClariVein®
  • Endovenous laser therapy
  • VNUS Closure™ system endovenous radiofrequency ablation
  • VenaSeal™ Closure System

These treatments don’t require a hospital stay or downtime, cause no scarring, and involve minimal discomfort.

How do varicose vein treatments work?

Each varicose vein treatment uses a slightly different approach to cause the treated vein to collapse. If your blood can’t flow through the vein, it finds another, healthy vein to use instead. The treated vein shrivels up and eventually disappears.

An alternative treatment for larger varicose veins is ambulatory phlebectomy. This procedure is also minimally invasive and involves removing the varicose veins through a small incision rather than just closing them off.

Find the solution for your troublesome varicose veins by calling AMI Surgery or booking an appointment online today.

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