A common and unsightly condition, it’s thought that over 50% of the American population over 50 years of age suffers from varicose veins. They commonly cause people to experience leg discomfort. They also can leave sufferers self-conscious about their looks and dissuade some from certain activities that might show these veins. At Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, Jeffrey Gosin, MD, FACS, provides a state-of-the-art treatment for varicose veins and other vein diseases. One of the most common procedures that they perform is Endovenous Ablation, commonly known as the Vein Closure Procedure, to remove these veins and restore confidence. To learn more, call Dr. Gosin to schedule your consultation or book online.
Varicose veins are large and sometimes gnarled veins commonly affecting the legs and feet. These are often caused when valves in the leg veins become weak and damaged. As a result, some of the blood that should be circulated toward your heart flows backward, causing blood to pool and enlarge the veins. This is known as venous reflux disease or venous insufficiency.
One of the most common causes of venous reflux disease is age. As you age, your veins lose elasticity and the valves in your veins that help circulate blood weaken. The end result is blood getting “left behind” and pooling in the veins.
Pregnancy is another common cause of varicose veins. During pregnancy, it becomes more difficult for blood to flow out of the legs due to increased pressure on the veins in the pelvis. This often leads to varicose veins, particularly late in pregnancy.
Other common causes of varicose veins are prolonged standing, family history of varicose veins and being overweight.
At Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, Dr. Gosin offers the latest minimally-invasive procedures to treat varicose veins and vein disease. He will determine what treatment option will be best for each individual patient based upon his or her unique situation. He will discuss all of the various options and explain the advantages of each of them.
In some cases, conservative care with exercise and compression stockings may be appropriate. In other situations, state-of-the-art procedures may be able to successfully treat the underlying condition without the need for major surgery or significant “downtime.”
One of the most common procedures performed is endovenous RF ablation, also known as Vein Closure. This is an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive treatment that treats venous reflux, the underlying cause of many varicose veins. This procedure uses RF energy to collapse and close off varicose veins, rerouting the pooled blood to healthy veins.
Depending upon your situation, it may be preferable to remove certain varicose veins to obtain the best results. When this is necessary, Dr. Gosin uses the microphlebectomy technique.
Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure during which Dr. Gosin removes affected veins through tiny incisions. These openings are so small that stitches are not required. You should experience only minimal discomfort, be able to walk immediately following the procedure, and generally return to your usual activities within a day.
Prior to the Vein Closure procedure, Dr. Gosin administers local anesthesia to numb the area receiving treated. The diseased vein is then accessed through a small needle stick. A catheter is passed into the vein and positioned in the proper location using ultrasound guidance. He then treats the vein with radiofrequency (RF) energy, which causes the diseased vein to collapse and close down. Blood is rerouted to the normal deep veins, reducing or eliminating the abnormal pooling of blood in the legs.
After the procedure, the access site is simply covered with a small bandage. Sutures (stitches) are not needed. You should experience only mild discomfort, and prescription pain medication is usually not necessary. The entire procedure is performed in our comfortable office setting and usually takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
If you’re tired of unsightly varicose veins, come to the leading center for the Vein Closure procedure. The care team at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, has performed thousands of successful cases and can provide the results you need. To learn more, call to schedule your consultation or book online.
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