If your varicose veins are causing extreme pain, blood clots or skin problems, there are a number of innovative vein procedures available at Siragusa Vein & Laser. We invite you to call and meet our vein physician in Nashville to learn more about the available treatments for varicose veins.

What Are Varicose Veins?

When a vein weakens and struggles to circulate blood properly, it can start bulge. A superficial vein affected like this tends to become unsightly and discolored. Varicose veins can then lead to some uncomfortable symptoms like pain and limbs that feel heavy or weak. They usually appear on the calves and thighs.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

This vein problem is caused by blood pooling in deep veins and surface veins, especially in the lower extremities. The following causes are associated with varicose veins:

  • Genetics
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Sedentary lifestyle & lack of exercise

Anyone can be impacted by varicose veins, but they tend to be more common in adult women.

Common Vein Treatments for Varicose Veins

After Dr. Siragusa examines your varicose veins, a course of treatment that is appropriate to your specific case well be prescribed. Here are some of the more common vein procedures available. We also encourage you to read what our patients have to say about Siragusa Vein & Laser.

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are the most non-invasive standby that vascular doctors prescribe for minor varicose veins. They’re a type of form-fitting sock that applies pressure to the legs, in order to help improve blood circulation. The improved circulation helps improve the way the patient’s legs feel and look, while preventing or treating spider veins and varicose veins. Compression stockings are often prescribed as a companion treatment with other vein procedures.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a saline solution into a varicose vein. This causes the vein to constrict and collapse in on itself. The circulatory system will naturally divert the blood flow through healthier veins, and the varicose vein will eventually be absorbed and disappear.

Not all types of patients are good candidates for sclerotherapy, so your medical history will play a role in whether this treatment is right for you.

Endovenous Ablation

Endovenous ablation is one of our laser vein treatments. A laser fiber is inserted directly into a varicose vein for this procedure. The laser light then destroys the vein from the inside, causing it to close up. 

Microphlebectomy

A microphlebectomy involves a series of tiny incisions in the skin. A specialized medical tool with a tiny hook is then inserted to pull the varicose vein out. No stitches are required after a microphlebectomy; the incisions are small enough that a bandage will suffice. Patients will need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks after microphlebectomy vein treatments.

Dr. Siragusa’s Practice in Nashville, Tennessee

Whether your varicose veins are a minor cosmetic problem or a health risk due to blood clots, Siragusa Vein & Laser in Nashville, Tennessee can help. Contact our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Siragusa will examine your varicose veins and prescribe a course of vein treatments that is appropriate to your case. 

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