Varicose Veins Treatment Men
Varicose Veins Treatment For Men By Men
DR. TIMOTHY KAVIC, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Our accomplished team of doctors and technicians at the Advanced Vein Center have over 60 combined years of experience treating varicose veins. Dr Kavic is also the Director of the Cosmetic Professionals at Body Beautiful Laser Medical Spa, where spider veins are treated by a variety of methods, including sclerotherapy, Laser services, compression therapy and VNUS Closure.
DR. MAURICIO GIRALDO, M.D.
Is a skilled, board certified surgeon with remarkable experience and multiple awards of distinction including Distinguished Best Student of Internal Medicine.
As an instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, he has trained many skilled physicians and played a vital role in shaping their professional lives. Dr. Giraldo did a General Surgery Residency at AGH and a three year fellowship at UPMC in Transplant Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is certified in the VNUS Closure Procedure.
JEFF HOUK, PA
I am now in my 24th year of practice. I began my career at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, in the Department of Surgery. While there I had extensive experience in general ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I assisted in facelifts, blepharoplasties, brow lifts, nasal septo rhinoplasties, muscle plications, nerve grafts, and head and neck cancer surgery with reconstruction. In addition to Botox Cosmetic and Restylane injections, other expertise includes 6 years of pain management experience evaluating and treating pain from a wide variety of causes. As a result I have extensive experience with trigger point injections as well as a wide variety of bursa and joint injections.
Get rid ofyour varicose veins permanently with modern, minimally invasive procedures.
While varicose veins can (and do) appear anywhere on the body the overwhelming majority are found on the legs. Even when they appear elsewhere, for example the forearm, they usually don’t cause any physical symptoms. Those found on the legs, however, can cause symptoms ranging from minor achiness to open, non-healing ulcers. In short, almost all varicose veins which require treatment are located on the legs.
If you’re among the tens of millions of Americans whose veins are bad enough to treat you’ve most likely tried compression stockings. These specialty garments apply constant pressure to the legs and thighs in order to help force blood upwards. While this conservative approach may provide symptomatic relief it won’t solve your underlying problem. Also, while stockings may prevent additional veins from forming they can’t stop the disease process from progressing. For most patients, wearing compression garments is only delaying the inevitable.
If you’re interested in solving your vein problem permanently there’s never been a better time to take action. Older procedures, namely vein stripping, are rapidly being replaced with much less invasive options. These treatments have already helped tens of thousands of patients find relief from problems exactly like yours. What’s more, in many cases your health insurance will cover the price of the procedure.
What’s the cost of the average minimally invasive procedure?
This will depend on several factors, the most obvious being the type of procedure involved. In terms of insurance coverage however there’s really only one question—is the procedure “medically necessary?” We’ll discuss this concept further, but first let’s review the basics.
What exactly are varicose veins, and what causes them?
Your body’s veins have a single yet very important “job” upon which the health of every cell in your body depends. When working properly, veins conduct all of your blood, from every part of your body, towards the heart. Once there, the heart pumps the blood back out through your arteries, and the cycle begins again. In essence, your arteries are the “outgoing” half of your circulatory system while your veins are the “incoming” half.
This isn’t to say that your veins will work properly all of the time. Over time, conditions such as obesity, multiple pregnancies, and prolonged inactivity have the potential to damage your body’s veins. There appears to be a strong genetic component as well. This damage usually takes the form of your veins becoming stretched out. When this happens the valves within your veins become leaky resulting in what’s known as “venous reflux.” This refers to a partial backflow of blood back down the leg which ultimately causes almost all vein disease.
4 indications that you may need to see a vein specialist.
If you’re experiencing the uncomfortable, painful symptoms associated with varicose veins you’re not alone. Venous reflux, also known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), is the root cause of this condition. Statistically speaking it will affect about 40% of the adult population in America at some point in their lives. Fortunately, today this condition is very treatable.
This isn’t to say that many people make the connection between varicose veins and their other symptoms. If you’ve had any of the following for a month or more it’s highly likely that your situation won’t improve on its own. At this point it’s best to consult a vein specialist for a correct diagnosis and effective treatment.
1) Swelling in your legs and ankles—especially at the end of the day.
After being on your feet all day it’s normal for your legs to feel tired. If, on the other hand, your ankles regularly swell then you may have a problem. This is almost always a sign that blood is pooling in your legs due to underlying vein disease.
Other common symptoms include achiness, throbbing, cramping, itching, burning, and Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). If any of the above describe how your legs feel on an ongoing basis then it’s time to seek medical treatment.
2) Skin changes of the lower legs and ankles.
Chronic venous reflux results in an increased pressure inside the veins of the legs. This added pressure can lead to impaired circulation which often affects the skin. If you’ve noticed that your skin has become brown, reddish, or leathery this is the most likely cause. Crusting or scaling of the affected skin is also common.
Symptoms such as these usually indicate moderate to severe vein disease. It’s possible for these symptoms of Spider Veins Treatment Men to remain stable for years. In reality, however, there’s a good chance that they’ll gradually worsen without proper treatment.
Open ulcers on the ankles and lower parts of the leg.
These are almost always the result of severe and persistent venous disease. As with the Spider Veins Treatment Men and skin changes mentioned above these are a direct result of reduced blood flow.
Non-healing or slow healing ulcers are widely regarded as the most severe consequence of untreated vein disease. For starters, they’re quite unsightly. More importantly they can be quite painful, with some patients rating the pain at 8 or 9 out of 10. It’s also possible for dangerous infections to occur which in extreme cases may necessitate amputation.
Bulging veins in the pelvic region.
In most circumstances ropey, knotted varicose veins are found on the thighs, legs, and ankles. This being said it’s not uncommon for such veins to appear on the buttocks or genitals. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable due to the pressure put on the pelvis by the developing baby. More often than not this condition is very uncomfortable, and is accompanied by intense feelings of pressure and throbbing. In most cases varicose veins of the genitals will improve after the baby is delivered yet worsen with additional pregnancies.
In all of the above cases it’s a good idea to seek the help of a vein specialist. This is particularly true when ulcers or less severe skin changes occur. Modern treatments are minimally invasive, and in many cases will resolve your symptoms entirely. If you’ve been dealing with chronic vein issues there’s no reason to keep suffering. Take the first step today and call The Advanced Vein Center at (724) 987-3220 to book an appointment.