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Varicose Veins

Wellness and Surgery

Wellness Center located in Ardsley, NY

If you’re bothered by varicose veins, a quick and simple in-office treatment can help. Jonathan Arad, MD, Michelle Molina, MD, and the team at Wellness and Surgery have extensive experience treating the underlying cause of varicose veins at their office in Ardsley, New York, and additional locations across New York and New Jersey. For expert care of varicose veins, call today or request an appointment online.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are bulging, discolored blood vessels that most often occur in your legs, although they can affect other parts of your body. These veins usually appear swollen and blue or purple in color. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but smaller.

 

Some people experience painful varicose veins, while others are more concerned with how they look. If varicose veins trouble you for any reason, the expert team at Wellness and Surgery can help. They offer a 10-minute, in-office procedure to eliminate varicose veins.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

The primary sign of varicose veins is the presence of one or more veins that appear twisted, enlarged, and dark purple or blue in color.

Other symptoms include leg pain and cramping, a feeling of heaviness in your legs, itching, and skin discoloration.

What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins are due to damaged or weakened valves in your veins. Because you spend so much time standing and walking, the veins in your legs need to work against gravity to push blood back to your heart.

When the valves in your veins don’t work properly, blood can flow backward. This condition is known as chronic venous insufficiency. If blood pools in your veins, it can cause the bulging, twisted, and discolored appearance of varicose veins.

How are varicose veins diagnosed and treated?

The expert team at Wellness and Surgery has successfully treated hundreds of people with varicose veins.

They perform a quick, non-invasive ultrasound to confirm a diagnosis of venous insufficiency. Then, they recommend the best approach to treatment for your particular needs. Varicose vein treatments include:

  • Lifestyle changes like weight loss
  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Endovenous radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation destroys the vein with heat energy and provides permanent relief from varicose veins and their symptoms.

Varicose vein treatments are minimally invasive, painless, are covered by insurance, and take minimal time to recover. Recovery time is about one day, but you may need to wear compression stockings for a period of time.

For expertise in varicose vein treatment, call Wellness and Surgery today or request an appointment online.