What are Varicose Veins?
A varicose vein is a blood vessel noticeable under the skin. It often looks like a knotty, twisted cord and usually appears on the legs and feet. There are numerous causes of varicose veins, including heredity, obesity, and pregnancy. At Family Medicine and Vein Clinic in Norfolk, Nebraska, our vein care specialist Dr. Fennessy and his staff specialize in helping patients choose the right treatment to fix their vein disorder.
Non-Invasive Treatments for Varicose Veins
We start with an ultrasound to provide a detailed look at your veins, helping us to create a treatment plan. Compression stockings are the first line of defense for slowing the progression of varicose veins.
Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins
Most likely, your varicose veins are related to the major venous system. This can be treated with Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (EVRFA). Depending on the progression of the vein disease, other treatments may need to be implemented, including sclerotherapy.