Venous Therapies Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group -  - Vein Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group

Vein Specialist located in Beverly Grove & Santa Monica, Los Angeles, & Glendale, CA

Venous therapies are now more advanced than ever before — and to get the full benefit of the most cutting-edge treatments, you need the leading venous therapy experts at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group. From their Beverly Hills and Greater Los Angeles area offices in Beverly Grove, Santa Monica, and Glendale, California, the skilled specialists offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatments with little-to-no recovery time. Call the office nearest to you or book an appointment online today.

Venous Therapies Q & A

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What are venous therapies?

Venous therapies are treatments to relieve the symptoms of vein disease. Vascular disorders like chronic venous insufficiency can cause spider veins, varicose veins, and other uncomfortable issues; venous therapies offer effective remedies for these problems. 

When might I need venous therapies?

You might need venous therapies if you have intrusive symptoms of vein disease. Some of the most common symptoms of vein disease include:

  • Varicose veins
  • Spider veins
  • Leg swelling
  • Leg discomfort
  • Leg itching
  • Leg cramps
  • Leg burning
  • Edema (leg swelling)

Many people experience relatively mild symptoms in the early stages of vein disease. However, if ignored, vein disease can lead to severe symptoms, including nonhealing leg ulcers and infections.  

What are the different venous therapies available?

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group offers a full range of state-of-the-art venous therapies, focusing on minimally invasive nonsurgical outpatient procedures. Some popular treatment options include:

Sclerotherapy

In a sclerotherapy treatment, an injected foam (Varithena®) causes scarring within the vein walls, eventually leading to vein closure. The vein specialists use ultrasound guidance to ensure that the Varithena foam reaches the diseased vein with optimal placement. 

Endovenous laser therapy

Endovenous laser therapy uses laser light to heat the unhealthy vein, which leads to closure and withering.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation uses high-intensity radio waves to produce heat that closes the diseased vein. 

All three of these treatments are nonsurgical and require little-to-no downtime. 

You'll typically wear compression stockings for a couple of weeks after your venous therapy treatment, and you receive recovery guidelines to follow. Walking is a big part of recovery after venous treatments, as it can prevent blood clots in the legs. 

What if venous therapies can't treat my vascular issue?

Although most vascular issues respond to nonsurgical therapy, there may be situations in which you need a more complex type of blood vessel repair. 

For those instances, Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group offers vascular surgery procedures such as angioplasty, stenting, and vena cava filters. Most vascular surgeries are minimally invasive outpatient procedures.

To learn more about venous therapies, call the Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group office nearest to you or schedule a consultation online today.