Varicose Vein Treatment
Less Pain From Minimally-Invasive Treatments
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What are varicose veins?
Although any vein may become varicose, the ones most commonly affected
are located in the legs and feet. For many, varicose veins and spider
veins are a cosmetic issue. For others, they can trigger problems such
as itching, pain, swelling, blood clots, or other circulatory system disorders.
BCH’s board-certified interventional radiologists—Boulder County’s
most experienced team of leg vein specialists—offer special expertise
in vascular diseases that allows them to evaluate all potential causes
of vein problems. Compared to traditional surgical procedures, our minimally
invasive varicose-vein treatment procedures offer patients:
- lower infection rates
- less pain
- minimal scarring
- shorter recovery times
When are varicose vein treatments recommended?
When varicose veins become painful or otherwise interfere with quality
of life, it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor about treatment
options. Painful symptoms of varicose veins may include:
- An achy or heavy feeling in your legs
- Itching around one or more of your veins
- Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs
- Pain that worsens after sitting or standing for a long time
- Skin ulcers near your ankle
- Spider veins are smaller veins found closer to the skin's surface and
can be red or blue. They generally occur on the legs or face.
What to expect during a varicose vein procedure
BCH’s minimally invasive, interventional radiology procedures require
only a local anesthetic and injections require no anesthetic. These highly
effective procedures are less painful than vein ligation and stripping
and offer a shorter recovery time. You can walk immediately after procedures.
Any incisions made are tiny and scarring is minimal. You may need to wear
compression stockings for a week or more. Find more details on specific
varicose vein treatment below.
Schedule a varicose vein consultation
Treatment for varicose veins is provided at Foothills Hospital. For a varicose
vein consultation, please schedule a pre-ablation ultrasound by calling
(303) 415-7544. For more information on interventional radiology, call
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