We, at the Vein Center, provide treatment modalities towardsVenous andArterial Diseases.
Treatment ofVenous Diseases, includes treatment of the following:
- Varicose Veins
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Arterio Venous Fistula
While, treatment ofArterial Diseases, includes treatment of the following:
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Aortic Aneurysm
Other than the broad categories as mentioned above, the Vein Center helps its patients with other kinds of services which will be updated on the site very soon.
At the vein center, we offer the following treatments for varicose veins:
- CONSERVATIVE THERAPY
Traditionally, treatment of every patient starts with this method. The patients are advised about the advantages of Leg Elevation and use of Compression Stockings.
- SURGICAL TREATMENT
Large and bulging veins are treated with two new techniques - Radiofrequency Ablation and Laser Ablation. These procedures are done in the office setting with conscious sedation.
Medium sized veins are often treated by Microphlebectomy.
While,small sized veins, also called Spider veins, are treated with Sclerotherapy. Recent additions to this, are the Vein Wave and Vein Gogh, which are radiofrequency treatments of spider veins including small facial veins.
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)
We treat DVT aggressively, to avoid "Post Thrombotic Syndrome", especially in younger patients. Generally, these are treated with Intravenous Anticoagulation and Thrombolysis; along with Oral Anticoagulants for a number of months.
ARTERIO VENOUS FISTULA
AV malformation is either congenital or is created surgically for treatment of kidney failures requiring dialysis. Treatment of these is complex, requiring multiple diagnostic tests, followed by complex surgical procedures.
Peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs due to building up of plaque in the arteries. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (intermittent claudication). P.A.D. can also affect the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach.
Treatment of PAD often includes making long-lasting lifestyle changes, such as quitting tobacco, managing blood pressure, lowering high cholesterol, exercising and eating a healthy diet.
CAROTID ARTERY DISEASE
Carotid artery disease is a condition in which the carotid arteries (providing main blood supply to the brain) become narrowed or blocked due to building up of plaque on their inner lining. This condition is called Carotid Stenosis which could be a major risk factor for ischemic stroke.
Depending on the degree of Stenosis and the patient's overall condition, Carotid Artery Stenosis can usually be treated with surgery called Carotid Endarterectomy. Other options may include:
- Use of medicine and diet to lower your cholesterol and control your blood pressure
- Use of blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), and warfarin(Coumadin)
- No treatment, other than checking your carotid artery with tests every year
Aortic aneurysm is bulging of the aorta, one of the large arteries through which blood passes from the heart to the rest of the body, mostly due to "hardening of the arteries" (called arteriosclerosis). The most common symptoms are chest or abdominal pain, a cold foot, fever, weight loss, cough, shortness of breath or hoarseness.
While smaller aneurysms are treated with medicines generally used to treat high blood pressure (such as beta-blocker), the bigger ones are treated by surgery.