Venous Therapies Specialist

Vascular Surgery Specialists

Board Certified Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons located in Downtown Phoenix & East Valley, Phoenix, AZ

If you experience a venous disease or other blood vessel problems, Vascular Surgery Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona, is here for you. The board-certified vascular and endovascular surgeons offer advanced venous therapies to widen narrow or blocked blood vessels, remove diseased veins, and improve your quality of life. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn more about your options.

Venous Therapies Q & A

What are venous therapies?

Venous therapies include vein disorder treatments associated with diseased blood vessels, narrowed blood vessels, or blockages. You might experience unpleasant symptoms if you have varicose or spider veins, chronic venous insufficiency, or other vascular disorders.

What are the symptoms of venous diseases?

If you have a venous disease, you might experience some of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Skin changes
  • Varicose veins
  • Itchiness
  • Spider veins
  • Cramps
  • Leg ulcers

Venous diseases aren’t always a serious health threat, but they might feel painful and disabling. Treatment can offer you significant symptom relief.

What are my venous therapy options?

Your specialist might first treat vein problems by having you elevate your legs or wear compression stockings. In more severe cases, they may recommend medical therapy or minor surgical procedures. Examples include:

Vein stripping

Vein stripping is a procedure in which your provider makes a tiny incision in your skin, ties a vein shut, and removes it. They first give you medicine to put you to sleep, so you don’t feel any pain.

Laser treatment

Laser treatment uses light energy to close diseased veins, like spider veins, causing them to fade away over time. Blood then reroutes to healthier nearby veins.

Sclerotherapy

During sclerotherapy treatment, your vein specialist injects varicose or spider veins with a special solution that causes them to close off.

Endovenous ablation

If you opt for endovenous ablation, your Vascular Surgery Specialists provider makes a tiny incision to insert a catheter into your vein. The catheter tip heats up and closes off unhealthy veins.

Endoscopic vein surgery

During endoscopic vein surgery, your specialist uses a tube with a camera attached to close diseased veins from inside the blood vessel walls.

Phlebectomy

With phlebectomy, your vascular specialist can remove veins using tiny incisions. They might recommend this option if you have large varicose veins.

Thrombolysis

Thrombolysis is a minimally invasive procedure in which your specialist inserts a catheter into a vein. They thread it through to the site of a blood clot and use a clot-dissolving medicine to break up the clots.

Which venous therapies are right for me?

To determine which venous therapies are right for you, your Vascular Surgery Specialists provider reviews your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical examination and might recommend you undergo a vascular ultrasound or other diagnostic procedures to diagnose your condition and its severity. 

Don’t live with varicose veins, cramping, pain, or ulcers associated with venous diseases when simple treatments at Vascular Surgery Specialists can offer you relief. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online to find out which venous therapies are right for you.