When trying to write about what constitutes an “amazing outcome” for patients who have sought New Orleans vein treatment from La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center, it’s tempting to focus on symptoms. After all, the symptoms of vein disease range from tiny spider veins to rope-sized varicose veins to blood clots, and none of them are pleasant. So yes, one measure of a positive treatment outcome is how effectively these symptoms are managed or eliminated.
But if you’re trying to establish what defines “state of the art” in vein treatment, and what makes the best New Orleans vein treatment centers “the best,” you have to deal with more than just the alleviation of symptoms. For Dr. Randall S. Juleff, providing a truly “amazing outcome” is about providing an experience during treatment that is supportive and makes each patient feel like a person, not a number. And it’s about achieving a final outcome after treatment is completed that improves the patient’s overall quality of life – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
“Amazing outcome” stories only start with “My symptoms went away”
For many patients, who originally came to us because they were concerned about the appearance of their legs, having their varicose veins eliminated permanently is a pretty positive outcome in itself. But as the last traces of enlarged veins disappear and their legs regain their youthful appearance, they often experience positive outcomes they hadn’t fully expected.
Imagine, for example, having to start every day for months or years choosing long pants or dark stockings to hide your legs. Imagine having spent the same months or years making excuses to avoid going to the beach or playing sports because that would force you to reveal your legs. But now – after treatment – all of those concerns just fall away, and a sense of freedom emerges, as you regain the ability to wear whatever you want, whenever you want. Imagine the effect that would have on your sense of self-worth and wellbeing.
Another “amazing outcome” for many patients is getting their energy back
As anyone who has tried to live with vein disease without treatment knows, it ISN’T “just cosmetic.” It’s also a very real disease that impairs your circulation and causes so much pain and swelling in your legs that they feel weak and tired all the time. Imagine the sense of freedom that results when the disease that causes all of that listlessness has been eliminated. Every week we hear stories from patients who rave about being able to play sports again, or go dancing, or just being able to walk their kids to school again, because their legs no longer hurt.
Some treatment outcomes are truly amazing because they’ve saved lives
Every so often when we perform a full venous health screening for a patient, we discover that varicose veins are the least of their problems, because ultrasound reveals the presence of a more serious vein disease, deep vein thrombosis. DVT can actually be fatal, because if the blood clots it causes travel to your lungs they can cause a pulmonary embolism, or if they travel to the brain they can cause a stroke. So when as Louisiana vein doctors we are able to use minimally-invasive procedures to eliminate blood clots so that these things don’t happen, we consider that a pretty amazing outcome.
So if you’ve been putting off seeking treatment from a vein specialist in New Orleans, it might be time to reconsider.