Frequently Asked Questions

Good surgical results are a function of training and experience.  Vascular surgeons are trained specifically to effectively diagnose and treat all types of venous disease ranging from mild telangiectasias to torturous spider veins that inhibit a patient’s quality of life.  They can help you choose the best treatment or procedure for your unique needs.

Most patients report feeling very little, if any, pain during treatment. Prior to some vein treatments, you may be given tumescent anesthesia to numb the treated area.

Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms 1-2 weeks after receiving treatment.

Treatment approaches for early-stage varicose veins can vary, but several common options include:

  1. Compression stockings: Utilizing compression stockings can enhance circulation and alleviate associated symptoms.

  2. Exercise: Regular physical activity can contribute to improved circulation and the strengthening of muscles that facilitate blood flow.

  3. Lifestyle adjustments: Maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding prolonged periods of standing or sitting, and elevating your legs when possible are lifestyle changes that can help alleviate symptoms.

  4. Sclerotherapy: This minimally invasive procedure involves injecting a solution into the affected vein to collapse it and redirect blood flow to healthier veins.

As for the choice of a healthcare professional, it is advisable to consult with a vein specialist or phlebologist. These doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating various vein disorders, including varicose veins.