Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins. Any superficial vein may become varicosed, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.
Venous disease can progress and worsen over time due to the pressure created by the backflow of blood in the legs. This may lead to additional spider and varicose veins, and in some cases can lead to swelling and venous ulcers at the lower calf and ankle.
ASC of The Heart Institute offers radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of varicose veins. In this minimally-invasive procedure, radiofrequency energy applies heat to the vein wall through a thin catheter to close off the vein.
If you think you may have venous disease, call us for a consultation with one of our vein specialists.Request an Appointment