05.10.2017

What Are Varicose Vein Treatments in Las Vegas?

There have been many different kinds of vein procedures in the past to treat Las Vegas vein patients. Although, in rare cases this is still recommended. Our office has a vast knowledge of many other options. Of course there are many different physicians in Las Vegas that could most likely give you a diagnoses and help you recover from a number of vein problems. However, here at the Alpha Vein Clinic we specialize in diagnosing your vein disease, that may have been missed in the past.

What is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the veins valves in the leg are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs.(CVI) causes blood to “pool” or collect in these veins.

What causes chronic venous insufficiency?

Veins return blood to the heart from all the body’s organs. To reach the heart, the blood needs to flow upward from the veins in the legs. Calf muscles and the muscles in the feet need to contract with each step to squeeze the veins and push the blood upward. To keep the blood flowing up, and not back down, the veins contain one-way valves.

Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when these valves become damaged, allowing the blood to leak backward. Valve damage may occur as the result of aging, extended sitting or standing or a combination of aging and reduced mobility. When the veins and valves are weakened to the point where it is difficult for the blood to flow up to the heart (CVI) has occurred.

(CVI) can occur as the result of a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs, a disease known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). (CVI) also is heredity . Failure of the valves in leg veins to hold blood against gravity leads to sluggish movement of blood out of the veins, resulting in swollen legs.

What are the risk factors for chronic venous insufficiency?

If you have risk factors for (CVI), you are more likely than other people to develop the disease. The most important risk factors are:

 

  • Varicose veins or a family history of varicose veins
  • Extended periods of standing or sitting
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Inactivity
  • Female sex
  • Age over 50
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Smoking

 

Who is affected by chronic venous insufficiency?

An estimated 40 percent of people in the United States have (CVI). It occurs more in people over age 50, and more often in women than in men.

There are many things we can do here at the Alpha Vein Clinic to treat (CVI).  Here, at “Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas” we are very conscientious and aggressive to evaluate all potential causes of leg pain, especially Chronic Venous Insufficiency, that may have been missed in the past.

Minimally Invasive Treatments:

Today, there are a number of minimally invasive treatment options that are covered by many insurance plans. While treatments like compression stockings are often first prescribed to manage symptoms, there are a variety of treatments that can actually treat the diseased veins to eliminate varicose veins, improve your quality of life and halt the progression of (CVI).

1.Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Endovenous thermal ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube called a catheter into a diseased vein to seal it shut using heat. Blood that would normally return toward the heart through these veins will then travel through other veins instead. Over time the treated vein shrinks and is absorbed by the body. Compared with surgical options like ligation and vein stripping, endovenous RF ablation results in less pain and quicker recovery time.

The Venefit™ procedure is the only minimally invasive segmental radiofrequency (RF) ablation treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to provide an even and uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Offered by Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas, once a leg vein is closed, blood flow is redirected to healthy veins.

The Venefit procedure allows for a quick, comfortable recovery and a return to everyday activities, while also improving the appearance of varicose veins.

2.MechanoChemical Ablation (MOCA)

(MOCA) is the most recent technique that has been developed to treat venous reflux. It is now covered by most insurances including Medicare. (MOCA) uses Clarivein Catheter which is so advanced that it uses no heat and hence requires no numbing anesthetic. It is the most comfortable and the safest technique available to treat (CVI) in the world today.

Stop waiting and guessing if it’s time to get treatment! Call 702-430- 7661 to make an appointment for an evaluation and consultation. Our caring staff will be there with you every step of the way.

Alpha Vein Clinic

www.alphaveinclinic.com

3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400

Las Vegas, NV, 89128

(702) 430 7661

Dr. Sassan Kaveh