Varicose veins, though often thought of as a cosmetic nuisance, can actually progress to CVI, a more serious medical condition. CVI is a progressive disease that can result in increasingly serious symptoms if not treated, including leg pain, swelling, skin damage and ulcers. And, as a treatable condition, varicose veins can be mitigated by various minimally invasive treatments before they progress, including Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy (VNUS closure).
Signs of vein disease
While vein disease causes changes that can be seen, such as varicose and spider veins, many patients experience
- Pain ,Heaviness,Throbbing
- Swelling ,Itching
- Restlessness, Fatigue
- Cramping, Burning
Just treating the surface veins does not usually result in the best outcomes, and usually results in the veins coming back, requiring more treatment.
The surface veins are usually supplied by larger underlying veins. The only way to diagnosis this properly is with ultrasound. Every patient will undergo an ultrasound by a technician trained in vascular ultrasound in our accredited laboratory.
Dr Kakavas or Stella will review this study as part of formulating a treatment plan for each patient and determine if the Venefit procedure is needed.