Varicose veins, leg pain, blood clots and skin lesions can all be attributed to venous insufficiency. Vein performance issues are common, impacting the blood circulation in the legs. At Ospina Medical, we specialize in offering minimally invasive interventional treatments to help our patients living with painful conditions. We offer advanced options in venous procedures that are less invasive and quicker to perform for improved vein performance and circulation at our facility in NYC.
The veins in the legs have the difficult job of returning blood to the heart – the arteries deliver blood down through the legs and feet, and the veins must push the blood back up to the heart. To perform this task, veins are equipped with one-way valves to work against gravity and push the blood upward. When these valves fail, blood can leak backward in the veins. This can cause swelling, skin ulcers, varicose veins, pain and serious blood clots.
Minimally Invasive Venous Treatments
When the veins in the legs no longer work correctly and non-invasive treatments are ineffective, venous procedures involve removing or disabling the dysfunctional veins. Venous procedures can include endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy or venous radiofrequency ablation, which can relieve venous insufficiency or remove varicose veins. Heat or energy can be used to collapse the veins using minimally invasive interventional treatments. Once the dysfunctional vein is disabled, the body naturally redirects blood flow to other veins, improving leg blood circulation. This can eliminate the appearance and symptoms of varicose veins and reduce the risk of DVT or blood clots.
If you have varicose veins, venous insufficiency, or poor leg circulation, some interventional venous procedures and treatments can give you relief. To learn more about our varicose vein treatments and procedures for improving venous insufficiency, contact our clinic in Manhattan to schedule a consultation with one of our interventional physicians.