Medical science has seen amazing advances in recent decades, but few of them are as unappreciated as the advances that have taken place in the treatment of vein disease. Because it is difficult to understand what modern vein disease treatment is like if you don’t know what it used to be like, we’ll start this article by our Covington varicose vein doctor describing what it took to eliminate varicose veins only a few years ago.
In the “bad old days,” varicose vein removal was so painful no one wanted it
Only a generation ago, in your mother’s era, the only way varicose veins could be eliminated permanently was via a procedure called “vein stripping” that was as terrible as it sounds. It had to be done in a hospital, under general anesthesia, while the surgeon made incisions along the full length of the swollen veins and then scraped them away with a scalpel. This procedure was painful and required long recovery times and left patients’ legs covered with scars.
Modern varicose vein removal is nothing like this
Thanks to advances in medical imaging and interventional radiology, modern New Orleans varicose vein specialists can remove varicose veins in the comfort of their Covington vein clinic as an outpatient procedure, in about an hour. The minimally-invasive procedures we use at La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center are so painless they don’t require anesthesia, and so gentle they don’t require any recovery time. Most of our patients who have had their varicose veins treated this way would agree that their world is a better place as a result.
But there is more to vein disease treatment than eliminating ugly veins
As unattractive as varicose veins may be, the negative effects of the vein disease that causes them are far more extensive than just swollen and discolored veins. Left untreated, this underlying circulatory disease can cause chronically swollen legs and ankles, and pain so intense that patients can no longer comfortably walk or stand. At the same time, vein disease is damaging your immune system and placing you at increased risk for diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
Fortunately, Covington vein treatment can make your world a better place
A Covington varicose vein doctor is as close as your telephone. To contact him, just call Dr. Randall S. Juleff.