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FACTS & FIGURES ABOUT VARICOSE VEINS
If you suffer from varicose and spider veins you don’t need to feel alone. It is estimated that 60% of women suffer from some form of venous disorder of the lower extremities. The numbers are increasing as the baby-boomers segment of the population is also increasing.
What are Spider Veins? What are Varicose Veins?
Spider veins are also known as broken capillaries. They are tiny blood vessels no more than 2mm in diameter that may appear on the face, legs and ankles. They may be red in color or bluish and often form web-like netting just below the skin’s surface.
Spider and Small Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are unsightly, bluish, purple or green in color and can protrude from the leg. They may cause discomfort such as swelling, throbbing, heaviness, night cramps and long-term complications such as ulcerations or bleeding.
What Causes Them?
For both, varicose and spider veins, heredity is the main cause. Patients with varicose veins are born with a tendency for incompetent valves. Pregnancy, the use of control pills and estrogen therapy increase the risk of developing these vein problems. Estrogen can weaken vein walls.
What are the Medical Treatment Options offered by Dr.Al Rustom’s Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre
At the Dr. Al Rustom’s Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre, we are offering different kind of treatment such as a conservative treatment which is uses support stocking that needs to be put on before getting out of bed in the morning and worn all day. This will not make the veins disappear but it will provide symptomatic relief.
The Dr. Al Rustom’s Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre is also offering injection of medications into the veins, this method is called sclerotherapy. The medicines used in sclerotherapy act upon the inner lining of the vein walls to gradually cause them to seal shut.
Another treatment called Ambulatory phlebectomy is available at the Dr.Al Rustom’s Medical Centre; the patients are strongly advised to choose it, as it’s the treatment of choice for isolated bulging varicose veins.
In this procedure tiny incisions are made and the varicose veins are literally “fished-out “using surgical hooks. It is done in a treatment room in the office using local anesthesia. No sutures are used so no scares will be left.
The above treatment modalities treat what is apparent to naked eye of the patient and the doctor, but it does not treat the root of the problem. To cure the varicose veins effectively and stop them from coming back in the same location, the Doctor
must remove the roots. That why we are using "Stripping and ligation" method, which is a classic
but invasive surgery, to tie the veins shut and remove them from the leg. It will certainly remove those veins that are operated on but it will leave scars from the incisions.
We advise our patients to have two week recovery time as a trauma is caused to the surrounding tissue.
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT
) is provided by the Dr. Al Rustom’s Medical Centre
as a less traumatic and invasive alternative.
a small laser fiber is introduced under ultrasound guidance into the leaking, malfunctioning saphenous vein and strategically positioned. The laser beam is then pulsed as we pull down the fiber, sealing the saphenous vein shut in the process. This is done using local anesthesia and can be done with no incisions. Patients can leave the Centre to their home few hours after the procedure and can resume your work the next day.
We at the Dr. Al Rustom’s Medical Centre believe that varicose vein treatment should only be performed after a thorough evaluation by a qualified vascular surgeon.
At Dr. Al Rustom's Medical & Day Care Surgery Centre, the treatment of varicose veins is provided by Dr Al Rustom himself and the well-known Doctor Asad R. Shamma, an American Board Certified Vascular Surgeon.
Dr. Shamma has more than 23 years of experience in treating vein problems and has pioneered many vein treatment techniques. Dr. Al Rustom’s Medical Centre has all the tools to provide excellent treatment for the varicose vein cases.
For more information please don’t hesitate to call us at 04 349 8800.
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