Do you experience pain, restlessness, fatigue or swelling of the legs or have noticed any form of skin damage or ulcers?
In the United States approximately 80 million adults have varicose and “spider” (telangiectasias) veins of the legs. Only 1.9 million seek treatment each year because most people just believe that varicose veins are a cosmetic issue or a sign of aging. As a result, many are unaware that if left untreated, varicose veins can progress to a form of vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency and cause skin damage, discoloration and wounds. Other symptoms of vein disease are burning, itching, swelling, heaviness, fatigue of the legs.
A consult with Dr. Grewal could be all you need to put an end to this. Dr. Grewal is a board certified general surgeon and vascular surgeon who is dedicated to helping you find a solution to your vein problem. She helps people fight a wide range of vein conditions including treatment of spider veins, treatment of varicose veins and any other venous disorders you might experience. Dr. Grewal’s focus is to provide a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment to each patient’s specific problem.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF VEINS:
- Deep veins – These veins are located deep in the leg between muscle and fascia (tough fibrous tissue). They are responsible for returning 90-95% of the venous blood back to the heart.
- Perforating veins – These veins link the deep and superficial veins together.
- Superficial veins – Veins that course close to the surface of the skin. The two major superficial veins are the great saphenous vein that runs from the groin to the foot along the inside of the leg and the short saphenous vein that courses along the outer calf from the knee level into the foot.
- Spider veins –little veins within the layers of the skin that are treated with sclerotherapy (injection of medication into the spider veins) that closes the little veins down.
Comprehensive vein treatment for spider veins, varicose veins and all venous disorders.
This is often the treatment of choice for superficial vein disease (varicose veins). This is an outpatient procedure done in the office under a local anesthetic. A catheter is placed inside of the vein under ultrasound guidance and the tip of the catheter is heated up either with radio frequency energy or laser energy. This process welds the vein shut, forcing the blood to be re-routed into the normal veins of the leg. This improves circulation by eliminating the vein that is not circulating blood properly from the legs to the heart. The procedure takes 20-40 minutes with minimal pain and minimal downtime. Most people are back to work in a couple of days and resuming normal activity immediately with exercise resumed within a week.
Sclerotherapy for spider veins:
Injection of medication into spider veins that closes the spider veins and dissolves them over time. The procedure is done in the office and can take just a few minutes and be performed during lunchtime!
Vein removal for varicose veins.
Pelvic congestion syndrome evaluation and treatment.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis evaluation and treatment.