When a Louisiana vein doctor is asked to talk about amazing outcomes their patients have experienced, there is a temptation to focus on the elimination of symptoms. But when it comes to vein disease, there are superficial symptoms such as visible swollen veins, and there are more serious and dangerous symptoms, such as blood clots that have the potential to cause a stroke. So elimination of the surface symptoms is not the only measure of a good outcome.
“Amazing outcome stories” only START with “My symptoms went away”
Yes, it’s true that many of our patients came to our vein clinic in New Orleans originally because they hated what varicose veins had done to the appearance of their legs. So for these folks, simply having these veins removed permanently is often a pretty amazing outcome in itself. But a few weeks after treatment, as the last traces of their swollen veins disappear and their legs regain their normal beauty, these patients often experience other positive outcomes that they hadn’t really expected.
As example, try to imagine that your daily “fashion decision” has consisted for months or even years of choosing whether to wear long pants or dark stockings to hide your legs. (If you have untreated varicose veins, you probably don’t have to try very hard to imagine this.) Now imagine (or remember) how much time you’ve spent making excuses to your friends and family about why you can’t join them on trips to the beach or play sports with them – not just because this would expose your legs, but also because your legs ache all the time and you don’t have the energy to swim or play sports. Finally, imagine what it must feel like as these concerns just go away, as the varicose veins fade and your energy returns.
One amazing outcome few expect is a supportive environment during treatment
Many patients we meet in our New Orleans vein clinic have told us they put off seeking treatment for years because they were afraid that it would be painful or that it would require too much of their time, both for the treatments and to recover from them. So imagine their surprise when they find that our minimally-invasive treatments can be performed in about an hour in the comfort of our Covington vein clinic, and are so gentle and painless that they require no anesthetic and no “recovery time” because there is nothing to recover from. For many patients, discovering this is an amazing outcome in itself, one made even more amazing because Dr. Randall S. Juleff provides a supportive environment that makes every patient feel like a person, not a number. Another “amazing outcome” comes from discovering that the goal of treatment is to substantially improve the patients’ overall quality of life – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Some vein treatment outcomes are amazing because they save lives
Often when we examine patients who sought help for their varicose veins, we find that the ugly, swollen veins on the surface of their legs are the least of their problems. Ultrasound analysis reveals that they are suffering from deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and that blood clots have begun to form in the deep veins of their legs, hidden from view. Our trained New Orleans vein specialists can use medication or minimally-invasive procedures to remove these blood clots before they cause a stroke or a pulmonary embolism, both of which can be fatal. Now that’s really an amazing outcome. So if you have been putting off seeking treatment for your vein disease, please allow some of these “amazing outcome stories” to inspire you to reconsider. Pick up your phone and give us a call today to get your amazing outcome story started.