Varicose veins and spider veins are of particular concern for women, for both cosmetic and medical reasons.
In addition to traditional surgery when it is needed, board certified vascular surgeons on staff at Baptist use a number of outpatient procedures to treat varicose and spider veins. These include:
Sclerotherapy, in which a doctor injects spider veins with a solution using a very small needle, causing the veins to fade. Endovenous laser techniques (EVLT), in which high energy is delivered to varicose veins. This permanently closes them off and significantly improves how the leg feels and looks. Microsurgery, or ambulatory phlebectomy, in which tiny incisions are made close to the surface of the skin and varicose veins are removed. This procedure involves only local anesthesia, and you can return to normal activities within one or two days.
None of these procedures requires general anesthesia, and each session takes only about 30 minutes.
Learn about the physicians of Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery, who treat varicose veins and spider veins.
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