Varicose Vein Procedures

 

Douglas Niemann, M.D.

Vein procedures are performed on Mondays at Community Hospital-Fairfax and can be scheduled directly with the Radiology Department by calling (660) 686-2360.


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Do you have varicose veins?  If so, then you probably have chronic venous insufficiency, a disease that is cosmetically unappealing and has potential serious long-term complications if left untreated.

There major three risk factor for developing chronic venous insufficiency are pregnancy, age and genetics.  Some say that occupations that require prolonged standing also placed you at increased risk. Because chronic venous insufficiency is a progressive disease, symptoms will worsen if left untreated.  The long-term complications include chronic cellulitis, venous ulcers or variceal hemorrhage.

Thankfully, technology has advanced and the gold standard of vein stripping has been surpassed. We now treat varicose veins with a surgical laser called VenaCure ELVT, provided by Douglas Niemann, M.D. at Community Hospital-Fairfax.  

In less time than it takes you to get ready in the morning, you can undergo the VenaCure EVLT procedure and be rid of those varicose veins and potential long-term complications. The entire procedure typically takes 45 to 60 minutes and requires only local anesthesia. By placing the small VenaCure EVLT laser into varicose vein, the vein is closed from the inside.  As a result, blood is redirected into healthy veins and the varicose vein and associated symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency disappear. Walking shortly after the procedure is strongly encouraged, in fact, you can resume your normal daily activities immediately after the procedure. 

Published clinical studies show that the VenaCure procedure has more than a 95% initial success rate with excellent long term results.