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Leg Swelling Doctor in Las Vegas

If you regularly suffer from swollen ankles, swollen feet, or swollen legs, you might have in issue with poor circulation, related to Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Dr. Sassan Kaveh is a las vegas vein doctor who specializes in treating conditions related to leg swelling. For more information, please contact our vein clinic today.

What causes swollen feet and swollen ankles?

Leg swelling can be caused by different reasons that may range from very serious to more benign and chronic causes. The more serious causes of leg swelling include heart failure and blood clot in the leg (Deep Venous Thrombosis).

 

The less serious causes also include many reasons like medications and arthritis or inflammation. However, the most interesting cause that is also very common but least understood by medical providers is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

 

Leg edema (leg swelling) caused by CVI is typically worse towards the end of the day, after prolonged standing or sitting. In advanced cases, the swelling may be constant and even interfering with moving around or walking.

 

Venous insufficiency is a progressive medical condition in which the valves that allow the blood to travel from the legs to the heart no longer function. This can cause blood to pool in the legs causing veins to swell. The incorrect blood flow (or reflux) causes the blood to seep into the tissues and cause swelling, pain and cramps in the legs.

 

Patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) of lower extremities can often present with complaints of leg pain, fatigue or ache, cramps (Charley Horses), restless legs, and varicose or spider veins, in addition to the leg swelling . In more advanced cases, skin discoloration (Stasis Dermatitis) and skin hardening (fibrosis and panniculitis) as well as dreadful ulcerations (Venous Ulcers) may develop.

 

Swollen feet can be caused by several factors including prolonged standing, lack of exercise, overuse, surgery, or pregnancy. Swollen feet or swollen ankles most often return to normal in a short period of time, but in other cases they could indicate an underlying problem such as Chronic Venous Insufficiency or CVI.

 

Long-term symptoms from swollen legs or feet can form spider veins, reticular veins or varicose veins — leading to other side effect such as swollen ankles, swollen ankles, leg edema, leg ulcers, and much more.

 

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and vein diseases and can be treated with a variety of minimally invasive procedures including Radio Frequency Ablation, ClariVein Ablation, or the VenaSeal procedure.

Do you have a more serious condition?

How can you know if your leg swelling or swollen feet are symptoms of a more serious underlying condition?

 

We will first get a thorough history by asking the patient questions, and then examining their legs for visible signs or problems. The confirmation of the diagnosis requires a specialized ultrasound of your legs that we perform in-house, at Alpha Vein Clinic.

 

Upon conclusion of our research, we will recommend a minimally invasive course of action that can treat your discomfort and its causes.

Treatments for Leg Swelling

If your leg swelling indicates a more serious condition related to Chronic Venous Insufficiency, then there are a variety of minimally invasive procedures that we can provide.

 

Since the valves in the legs cannot be repaired, the only alternative is to re-route blood flow from the diseased veins to healthy veins. Traditionally, this has been done by surgically removing (stripping) the troublesome vein from your leg. Radio Frequency Ablation, ClariVein Ablation or VenaSeal, however, provide a less invasive alternative to vein stripping by simply closing the diseased vein. Once the diseased vein is closed, it becomes scar tissue and is eventually absorbed by the body.

 

Radio Frequency Ablation uses a highly specialized catheter to be inserted into the vein in order to thermally cauterize the bad vein and close it off forever. Accordingly, the better and healthier veins will take over. The VenaSeal™ closure system is the only non-tumescent, non-thermal, non-sclerosant procedure that uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. ClariVein however, uses a combination of chemical and mechanical rotation to shut off the vein.

Leg Doctor in Las Vegas

Dr. Kaveh Las VegasIf you’re looking for a leg doctor in Las Vegas, NV who can asset problem related to leg pain, leg swelling, ankle swelling, or swollen feet, then look no further than Dr. Sassan Kaveh.

 

With over 22 years of experience, Dr. Kaveh can diagnose your symptoms and recommend a course of action that is minimally invasive, virtually pain free, and provide a long-lasting solution to your leg problems.

 

For more information please contact our vein clinic, or call us at 702-233-6661.
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