Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect one out of two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults. Venous insufficiency or reflux is the cause of varicose veins.

Normally, valves in the vein close to keep blood from flowing backward with gravity towards your feet. When the valves in the vein become weak and don’t close properly, they allow blood to flow backward, or reflux. Varicose veins are bulging veins that occur when the valves stop working correctly and are a result of dilation under pressure. They become enlarged, thickened, and become tortuous. The most common cause of varicose veins is reflux within the greater saphenous vein in the thigh, which leads to blood flowing backward causing visible varicose veins below the surface of the skin.

In addition to the unsightly visual appearance of varicose veins, the condition can be quite painful. Varicose veins don’t go away… in fact, they get worse and/or more numerous over time. Delaying treatment can also lead to more serious complications, including inflammation, blood clots, skin ulcers, bleeding and deep vein thrombosis. That’s why it’s worth getting varicose veins treated now… before the problem gets worse!

Varicose Veins treatment - Memphis

Treating varicose veins

What is the best treatment for varicose veins? Fortunately, there are new, minimally invasive and FDA-approved treatments. Performed on an outpatient basis, these procedures are safe and effective with minimal risk and little to no downtime.

Our vascular specialists treat varicose veins using several different treatment approaches. Call Memphis Vascular Center at 901-683-1890 today to schedule your consultation and to help determine which treatment approach is right for you.

Memphis Vascular Center is the region’s most experienced vein clinic

We were the first nationally certified varicose vein and vascular testing and treatment center in Memphis, and this first accredited varicose vein treatment center. Experience matters, and you can be confident in both our skills and with the recommendations we provide.

What type of doctor is best for treating varicose veins? An interventional radiologist is one of the most highly trained doctors in medicine, undergoing a minimum of 12-14 years of medical education. Using imaging to guide procedures, an interventional radiologist specializes in treating disease with minimally invasive techniques.

Your visit to Memphis Vascular Center

At our vein center, we know your time is valuable and we always promise to see you within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment time. When you schedule an appointment at our office for your varicose vein treatments, you will have a chance to talk to our board-certified interventional radiologist, Dr. Roberts about your leg pain and symptoms.

After you have discussed the issues you are having, he will decide if you need to have an ultrasound performed. This is done in our office the same day. One of our nationally credentialed ultrasound techs will perform the ultrasound on you. Once that is completed, Dr. Roberts will also scan you with an ultrasound and show you the images. He will go over your varicose vein treatment options. You will also sit down with the nurse assigned to you and get more information, as well as answer any more questions you may have before proceeding with scheduling treatment(s). Our goal is that at the end of the visit, you feel well-informed about your vein disease and have a good understanding of how we plan to treat it. We want you to be completely comfortable with your treatment plan.

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Contact us at 901-683-1890 for more information. Or schedule an appointment online HERE.

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