Our vein and vascular center in the city of Austin, Texas provides services for patients who suffer from disorders of their veins. The doctors at Austin Vein Specialists are experts at treating spider veins and varicose veins. We treat these disorders through sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, and other modern techniques.
Though varicose veins are usually not dangerous to a patient’s health, they are unsightly and cause discomfort. Those veins that do start to compromise the patient’s health will need to be removed. Spider veins can appear on the face, especially around the nose, and can cause patients to feel self-conscious about them.
With sclerotherapy, our doctors inject a vein with a solution. This causes the vein to collapse, which will prompt the body to absorb it. Sclerotherapy is good for spider veins and reticular veins. This is an outpatient procedure and causes minimal discomfort to the patient.
This technique, known as EVLT, destroys an incompetent saphenous vein using heat. The saphenous vein is a vein found just beneath the skin that runs down the leg and thigh. An incompetent vein means that blood is no longer circulating in the vein and it’s not working. The procedure uses local anesthesia, but many patients have no discomfort when it wears off. The patient is fitted with a compression stocking but can drive and resume their daily functions immediately after the procedure because there’s no downtime. Indeed, we insist that our patients start to walk around immediately after the ablation.
Ligation and Division of Incompetent Perforators
This is a fancy term for removing veins that cause ulcers and edema. This is also treated in and doctor’s office and the patient is given local anesthesia. After the vein has been located and marked, an incision is made over it. The vein is divided and about one to three inches of it is taken away. This will support healing in the area and prevent complications.
This is a procedure where the vein is removed. A tiny incision is made over the incompetent vein, and a minuscule hook is then used to capture it and draw it out of the body. The procedure is so minimally invasive that sutures aren’t even required. The patient, who’s been given a local anesthetic, need only wear compression stockings, and again, there’s no downtime.
Because vascular treatments aren’t considered merely cosmetic procedures, many insurance providers cover them. Our patients can discuss insurance coverage with our doctors during their initial consultations. We’re also conveniently located at the Westlake Medical Center in Austin. We’re superior to other vein clinics because we use the latest techniques. Our treatments are almost always outpatient treatments and there’s little or no recovery time for the patient. This cuts down on both cost and complications.
Would-be patients who suffer from varicose veins or spider veins should set up a free, no-obligation consultation. Our medical history form is downloadable and can be found at www.austinvaricosevein.com. We can be reached at 512-339-100 or contact us here.