If you’re searching for treatment for a blocked vein, relief from painful varicose veins, or the removal of unattractive spider veins, you’re in the right hands.
Not only do the Rochester Regional Health Vascular surgeons utilize the most advanced treatments available, but they also perform the most procedures in the region.
Our experienced surgeons specialize in personalized treatments catered around your condition. Following your clinical examination for vascular disease, we will provide you with the procedure or therapy best-suited for your individual condition. Many of our treatments are minimally invasive and can be performed at the Vascular Surgery location of your choice.
Common vascular conditions we treat include:
Vascular disorders, if left untreated, can lead to serious medical problems like heart attack and stroke. With the help of the latest medical technology available, our surgeons diagnose and treat a varied range of vascular disorders, all backed by the resources and reputation of Rochester Regional Health.
Common vascular treatments include:
Your arteries carry blood from the heart to the legs, and your veins return the blood to the heart. Veins contain valves that prevent the blood from flowing back down the legs - a catch-all. If these valves fail or become stretched out - a condition often found during pregnancy - the blood backs up and puts more pressure on the valve, sometimes causing it to fail and allow blood to pool in the lower leg. This pooling stretches out your veins and they become varicose, which causes aching and throbbing. In severe cases, this pooling of blood damages the skin around the ankle, making it itch, turn brown in color, and - if left untreated - can lead to ulceration.
Spider veins are also quite common, but rarely cause any health problems. These very fine red and bluish veins often look like a bruise and can be treated by injections in an outpatient office, but are considered cosmetic for insurance purposes.
In the past, vein surgery involved vein stripping or the actual removal of the main superficial vein. This carried a 4 - 6 week recovery time for each leg, and the risk of recurrent veins was at least 40% in five years. Minimally invasive techniques are considered the gold standard in vein treatment across the country. By destroying the main superficial vein (the greater saphenous vein), the blood will no longer pool back down the leg, and the vein begins to fade over a few months’ time.
These outpatient procedures offer additional benefits including shorter recovery times, more convenient access to procedures, the latest technology, and lower procedural risks. All our procedures are performed by our team of board-certified surgeons and varicose vein care specialists. Together, we’ll find the right procedure for you.
Treatment options include:
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