Pathophysiology: Varicose veins and spider veins are normal veins that have dilated under the influence of increased venous pressure.
Disease statistics: About 20 to 30% of men & women suffer from varicose veins & the incidence seems to be increasing.
Treatment: If treatment is necessary, you may first recommend up to six months of self-care at home, including: • using compression stockings • taking regular exercise • avoiding standing up for long periods • elevating the affected area when resting.
Research: The endovenous laser treatment is a 30-45 minute in-office procedure with no down time or scarring. Our surgeon will determine the particular treatment procedure that is most appropriate for the patient. The vein is accessed percutaneously and an introducer is inserted into the vein. The laser filament is inserted through the introducer.