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2425 Westown PkwyWest Des Moines IA 50266
Call For PriceConservative Treatment
The most conservative way to manage varicose vein disease is wearing prescription-strength compression stockings (usually pantyhose, but sometimes knee high or thigh high length hose are needed). Compression stockings help alleviate the swelling & pain caused by varicose veins. These stockings will also help heal any skin inflammation or ulcerations which have developed. However, there has never been any evidence to show that compression stockings prevent the formation of varicose veins. Since the diseased veins that are causing the symptoms are not being eliminated, the compression stockings have to be worn indefinitely. Some insurance companies are now requiring patients to wear prescription strength compression stockings for 3-6 months before they will consider reimbursement for treatment.
Call For PriceMicro-Surgery & Catheter Occlusion
Recent advances in venous ultrasonography & surgical technology enables physicians at the iowa vein center to treat most varicose veins through very small incisions that rarely require stitching & provide cosmetically acceptable results. After performing a duplex venous ultrasound exam an accurate venous map is made of the entire leg. This precise mapping allows individually tailored treatment for every patient. All treatments are done in an outpatient setting using conscious sedation & local anesthesia. There is immediate recovery w/ the patient resuming most activities usually the next day.
Call For PriceAmbulatory Phlebectomy (Micro-Extraction)
Ambulatory phlebectomy (micro-extraction) is a minor procedure used to remove varicose veins, both large & small, which are close to the surface through very small (1/8 inch) micro-incisions. The micro-incisions are so small there is no need for stitches. Once healed, they are rarely visible. Bruising will occur & will take a few weeks to go away. A compression bandage is worn for only 2-7 days (depending on the size of the veins). When removed patients are surprised how good the leg looks w/ the “ropey” veins gone. Then a compression stocking is worn for 1-2 weeks. Patients can return to most of their activities including work the next day & walking is encouraged.
Call For PriceLigation
Vein ligation is a minor surgical procedure where a large varicose vein is tied off through a small incision. This is necessary when veins are not working properly & the blood in them is leaking (refluxing) back down the leg. These incompetent veins are the source of most of the visible varicose veins seen on the surface of the leg. That is why treating only the surface veins will not eliminate the source of the problem & will only lead to a poor result or a rapid recurrence of the original or a new problem. Ligation is performed in combination w/ ambulatory phlebectomy and/or sclerotherapy which eliminates the source & the surface diseased veins.
Call For PriceCatheter Occlusion
An effective alternative to old-fashioned vein stripping surgery, catheter occlusion can be done without hospitalization, general anesthesia & no down time or long convalescence. A laser & radio frequency catheters heat up inside the vein sealing it shut. These procedures are performed in an outpatient setting w/ conscious sedation & local anesthesia. The patient walks out of the center & may resume near normal activities including work usually the next day.
Call For PriceEndovenous Laser
The endovenous laser procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure. Under local anesthesia, a thin laser fiber (or catheter) is inserted into the vein through a tiny incision. The catheter delivers laser energy (heat) to the vein wall, causing it to heat, collapse, & seal shut. Most patients return to work & near normal daily activities the very next day. The catheter is used to treat large diseased veins inside the leg which are often the cause of unsightly varicose & spider veins on the surface. In some cases, other treatments including sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy or ligation are used in combination w/ endovenous laser to achieve the best possible results.
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