•Vein Disease Symptoms
•Vein Disease Risk Factors
It’s estimated that 80 million adults suffer from symptomatic, superficial venous insufficiency. Many of these patients, as well as their physicians, may not realize how easily this problem may be treated. Advances made in the treatment of venous insufficiency have made it possible to treat this disease in the office in about an hour per session.
Vein stripping, the old standard surgery for varicose veins, has been replaced by endovenous (inside the vein) ablation procedures as the treatment of choice for superficial venous insufficiency. Many patients once thought to have untreatable venous problems may now be excellent candidates for endovenous closure.
Vein Treatment for Men
Women are not alone in being concerned with varicose veins. Approximately 30% of the patients we treat are male. Men often have the largest and most symptomatic varicose veins that we treat. Moreover, men tend to wait until their varicose veins are quite large before seeking medical help, at which point they are faced with more extensive treatment than they would have otherwise needed. Varicose veins, if left untreated for long periods of time, can lead to skin discoloration, chronic pain, spontaneous bleeding and chronic non-healing wounds.
Men who are treated at the Homestead Vein Center are often surprised at how much better they feel. Moreover, when they compare their treated legs with their legs prior to treatment (by reviewing photos), they are often disbelieving at how they could have “lived” with their varicose veins for as long as they had.
If you have varicose veins and they are beginning to affect your quality of life with aching, heaviness, pain, bleeding or difficulty healing, then you should be treated before your symptoms worsen and become more difficult to treat effectively.
Dr. Galtes offers all the current vein ablation procedures, including the latest mechanical/chemical techniques. He is also very skilled in microphlebectomy (removal of varicose veins through tiny incisions) as well as treatment of all types of smaller varicose and spider veins with sclerotherapy.