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Treating Venous Reflux with EVLT


venous refluxNo one wants varicose veins. They don’t look nice. The pressure created from standing and walking is why varicose veins appear more often in the legs, but this condition can occur anywhere on the body. Behind the unsightly and gnarled appearance, there may be a deeper and more serious problem.

First, let us look at the purpose veins have in the body. Veins carry blood with very little oxygen back to the heart. This is why they are blue or purple in color. Their walls are thinner, because returning blood doesn’t have as much pressure on it. In fact, the only thing that keeps the blood from flowing in the wrong direction are tiny valves in the veins that close when blood tries to flow downward with gravity.

With obesity, age and sometimes even pregnancy, the thin walls of the veins are stretched and the valves lose their ability to close. Blood can back up in the vein, creating a build up and bulge in the vein that is visible through the skin.

Blood flowing in the wrong direction is called “venous reflux” or “venous insufficiency.” Besides the unsightly varicose veins, this condition can lead to pain, heaviness, aching, tiredness, itching, fatigue, cramping, swelling, throbbing and burning in the legs. Untreated, this condition might lead to painful ulcers near the varicose veins or even blood clots in a medical condition called thrombophlebitis.

A Vein Care Specialist in NYC Can Help You Feel Better

For varicose vein treatment, NYC has some of the best specialists in the world. New York Cardiovascular Associates uses the most modern and least invasive methods for treating varicose veins, spider veins and venous reflux disease.

More invasive procedures, like saphenous stripping and vein ligation, have existed in medicine for over a century, but they frequently require weeks for full recovery and include a great deal of pain. Insurance is more likely to pay for these than less invasive and more modern procedures, but a patient needs to consider the cost in pain and lost days of work when deciding on the correct procedure for them.

A consultation with a NYC vein specialist can let you know the best option for you. One of the most popular treatments is Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT), available at New York Cardiovascular Associates (NYCVA). This advanced and minimally invasive technique uses a specially tuned laser to close off problem veins. Later, those veins disappear on their own. The risk of scarring is minimal to none and recovery times are invariably short. The procedure takes about an hour, after which the patient can immediately resume with their regular activities.

EVLT will handle varicose veins and spider veins, and it will reduce leg pain and other symptoms caused by venous reflux or other vein abnormalities. Why not call (646) 259-3013 or go online right now to make an appointment. Take charge of your varicose veins and venous reflux, today.


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