New treatments for varicose veins provides better patient experience
The treatment of varicose veins has advanced dramatically in recent years, with the kind of invasive surgery which was once par for the course being replaced with advanced treatments which are not only effective but also offer a far more convenient patient experience.
As anyone who has been affected by them will attest, varicose veins can be a painful and distressing condition and not merely the cosmetic inconvenience which some might imagine. They are caused by a fault in the valves which help to regulate the flow of blood through the veins of the leg. The valves in the leg of a person suffering with varicose veins have malfunctioned in such a manner that the blood flows down the legs rather than up, as would normally be the case. Not only does this often manifest itself via unsightly swollen and dark blue veins, but it can also cause a degree of pain and aching.
Thirty percent of the population are affected by varicose veins, and the combination of discomfort and embarrassment over their unsightly appearance can greatly limit the lives of those affected.
In the past, the treatment for varicose veins involved actually removing the vein from inside the leg, via a surgical procedure which would often require general anaesthetic and a period of recuperation and recovery. The relatively major nature of the surgery required often led to patients delaying treatment for long periods of time or even putting it off altogether.
Modern treatments deal with the problem by sealing the vein within the leg rather than removing it, and can be delivered during a single trip to the clinic or surgery in question. The fact that treatments of this kind are barely invasive in nature means that the patient can walk out of the surgery immediately after being treated and carry on with their normal daily routine.
To schedule an appointment or learn more contact The Delaware Vein Center today – where recovery is quick and the results are long-lasting.