Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, is a potentially fatal condition caused by the clotting of blood. It usually occurs in the deep veins in the legs as opposed to the smaller or surface veins in the ankles or forearms. According to an NBC report, 74% of Americans have never heard of DVT. It was brought to the attention of the general public when NBC correspondent David Bloom died on the battlefield in Iraq; not in the way you would expect, but from the silent killer, DVT.
If you are experiencing deep varicose veins, there could be a chance you would be a good candidate for endovenous laser treatment. Endovenous Laser Treatment (referred to as EVLT) is a quick, minimally invasive laser treatment that requires no hospitalization and no complicated surgery.
Daniel J. Mountcastle, MD, FAAEM is well known as a pioneer within the field of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins. His virtually pain-free treatments have effectively changed the expectations for Vein Treatment across the board.
Dr. Mayli Davis, is dedicated to staying current on the latest procedures, treatments and techniques both for the medical and cosmetic treatments of the eyes and surrounding areas. She utilizes laser and radio frequency surgery for more precise results and is committed to giving her patients the benefits of the latest technologies.
Dr. Sam Gershenbaum has a reputation for cosmetic surgery excellence as Miami, Florida’s master surgeon. Acclaimed for his artistry, Dr. Gershenbaum sees patients from across the country and around the world; He is the cosmetic surgeon of choice for national and international models, show business personalities and professional sports figures. A virtual who’s who, his client list includes cover girls, super models, playboy centerfolds, pro athletes, television celebrities, as well as people just like you.
Dr. Robert Jackson has practiced in Indiana for over 30 years. He has 30 years of surgery experience. His background in the field of cosmetic surgery is extensive. He is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the largest multidisciplinary educational organization devoted exclusively to cosmetic surgery.
If varicose veins are making you feel self-conscious, or causing pain and numbness in your body, perhaps its time to talk to a vein doctor about vein stripping otherwise known as sclerotherapy. Vein stripping is among the most effective options for removing varicose veins permanently, and the procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the number of veins that need to be removed.
If you spend long hours on your feet, are overweight or spend most of your day sitting, you may be at risk for developing varicose veins. Compression therapy is commonly used in conjunction with other varicose vein treatments to promote the healing process and provide relief from tingling, numbness and heaviness that some people with varicose veins experience.
Many factors can increase your risk of superficial veins. When you consult with your vein doctor, he or she will tell you some of the following factors. In addition, some physicians may even show you vein treatment before and after pictures so you can see how your appearance will change with each procedure.
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