Patient Education Center

Venous Insufficiency: Educational Video from Society of Vascular Surgery

If you have Venous insufficiency, valves in your veins in the legs don’t work, causing blood to pool in your legs and putting increased pressure on the walls of the veins. May be due to valve dysfunction (usually hereditary) or due to valve destruction after a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins and spider veins are symptoms of venous Insufficiency (also known as Venous Incompetence or Venous Reflux Disease). Varicose Veins are a consequence of backward flow of blood in leg veins due to poorly functioning valves. Many patients may be able to self diagnose Venous insufficiency when they see varicose veins in the legs and may self-refer themselves to a vein specialist. In a way, Varicose Veins represent the tip of the iceberg of the underlying Venous insufficiency. 

Animation Video: Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is one of 2 gold-standard treatments for the treatment of varicose veins and venous disease. Research has shown a faster recovery time, improved quality of life, and long-term treatment efficacy with laser and radiofrequency ablation; when compared to other surgical and vein closure modalities.

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Animation Video: Laser Ablation (EVLT)

EVLT (Laser Ablation Procedure) is a quick, minimally invasive procedure to effectively treat even the worst varicose veins. It almost always leaves no scar, has minimal postoperative pain, a quick recovery period and provides almost immediate relief from symptoms. It is performed in our office, under local anesthesia, and works by using an ultrasound led probe to effectively close and shrink the walls of the vein so that blood can no longer flow through it.

Animation Video: VenaSeal Ablation

The VenaSeal “superglue” procedure delivers a medical adhesive directly into a vessel, closing it off from within and, hence, not requiring invasive surgery. The adhesive is injected through an intravenous catheter and with an ultrasound probe used to locate the distal tip of the device. As the glue is released, compression is immediately applied externally by the clinician’s fingers to seal the vein. 

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