Varicose Vein Treatment

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Hamburg

3040 Amsdell Road
Hamburg, NY 14075
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Phone: 716-649-9000

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Targeted Endovenous Therapy (TET) is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins now available at Southtowns Radiology, a leading vein treatment center in Western New York. It offers a safe, fast and comfortable procedure for eliminating unsightly leg veins at the source, without the need for varicose vein surgery.

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As blood flows through your veins to the heart, stop valves are supposed to prevent the blood from flowing backwards as gravity pulls it down. If the valves don’t close properly, blood pools in the vein, forcing the walls to enlarge and bulge out. This is what causes the discomfort and unsightly veins on your legs.

It used to be that painful surgery was the best treatment option, Now, ClosureFast Procedure uses targeted radiofrequency energy to seal the vein shut to help you look and feel better, fast.

Questions about varicose veins and venous insufficiency treatment

  • Varicose vein and spider vein treatment can be performed in less than one hour
  • Procedure is performed in the comfort of the Southtowns office.
  • Immediate relief of symptoms of bulging, twisted veins.
  • You can return to normal activity immediately with little or no pain.
  • No hospitalization and only local anesthesia is required.
  • Procedure leaves no scars.
  • 97% of first-time EVLA procedures are successful.

To perform TET (Targeted Endovenous Therapy):

  • Your doctor uses ultrasound to map out your vein.
  • Local anesthetic is applied.
  • A thin catheter is inserted through a tiny entry point, usually near the knee.
  • Radio frequency is delivered to seal the faulty vein so that blood cannot flow through it. This eliminates vein bulging at the source.
  • After treatment blood is diverted from the faulty vein to the many normal veins in the leg.
  • Walking immediately after the procedure is encouraged. Normal activity can be resumed, however, you should avoid rigorous activities such as gym workouts.
  • There may be minor soreness and bruising. Any discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers as needed.

The caring, friendly staff at Southtowns Radiology will welcome you to our convenient Hamburg facility and answer any questions for you about TET (Targeted Endovenous Therapy).

  • The vein treatment procedure typically takes less than an hour.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment.
  • Leave valuables at home.
  • You will be able to resume normal activity immediately after the procedure.

Sclerotherapy effectively treats varicose and spider veins. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins.

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.
After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.

Symptoms of vein problems at a glance.

As blood flows through your veins to the heart, stop valves are supposed to prevent the blood from flowing backwards as gravity pulls it down. If the valves don’t close properly, blood pools in the vein, forcing the walls to enlarge and bulge out. This is what causes the discomfort and unsightly veins on your legs.

As blood flows through your veins to the heart, stop valves are supposed to prevent the blood from flowing backwards as gravity pulls it down. If the valves don’t close properly, blood pools in the vein, forcing the walls to enlarge and bulge out. This is what causes the discomfort and unsightly veins on your legs.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Symptoms may include:

  • Pain or aching in the legs
  • Edema in the legs
  • Leg cramps or sores
  • Itching or irritation around the vein
  • Open wounds or skin ulcers

Causes of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins occur in nearly 20-25% of adult women and 10-15% of adult men. Causes of vein disorders can vary but may include:

  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Trauma
  • Prior circulation problems

To some extent, yes. The following steps may assist in preventing varicose veins from forming or advancing.

  • Elevate your legs whenever possible. Look to keep your feet positioned higher than heart level.
  • Exercise daily. Walking, climbing stairs, cycling and swimming are good ways to keep your calf muscles in motion. This activates the calf muscle pump, which reduces pooling and pressure in the veins.
  • Move your legs frequently. Flexing your ankles periodically will pump the blood out of your legs. During prolonged periods of sitting or standing, flex your ankles ten times and repeat this every ten minutes. It’s best to try to avoid sitting for extended periods throughout your day.
  • Maintain your ideal body weight, which helps to reduce excess pressure on your legs.
  • Avoid excessive heat on your legs, such as hot tubs and hot baths. Heat will tend to increase vein distention and lead to more pooling of blood.
  • Support compression hose provide external graduated counter-pressure to aid in venous blood flow to the heart. They reduce pooling and pressure in the veins, and also may reduce the risk of forming a deep vein blood clot. You may want to consider wearing compression hose on long plane or car rides.

These suggestions may relieve your symptoms, slow the progression of varicose veins, and prevent complications such as sores or bleeding. Following these guidelines is especially important if you have a family history of varicose veins. Further, these measures may help you avoid surgery or other medical treatment for your varicose veins.

Of course, if you’d like to seek an informed medical opinion on any aspect of your veins, the experienced team at Southtowns Radiology can help.

Our experience matters. And so does yours.

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