More than 190 million people have CVI or varicose veins globally who can benefit from vein ablation. Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a serious condition that often manifests as varicose veins. CVI and varicose veins affect more than more than 30 million Americans. Despite its prevalence, many times CVI goes undiagnosed or is undertreated. In fact, less than 10 percent of men and women seek treatment. Why? Many people with varicose veins believe their condition to be a cosmetic issue.
However, if left untreated, varicose veins can progress to CVI, a serious disease that can cause leg pain, swelling, restlessness, skin damage and ulcers. As a progressive disease, it is important for patients to evaluate treatment options for CVI that demonstrate long-term effectiveness of the procedure, given the chance of reoccurrence. For patients here in Lexington SC, there are treatment options available, including minimally invasive procedures that have clinically demonstrated strong closure rates out to five years.
The British Journal of Surgery published the results of a study evaluating the long-term results of patients with CVI being treated with the Medtronic ClosureFast™ system. The results of the study demonstrated strong closure rates of the diseased vein and minimal treatment side effects at five years. The ClosureFast™ system is a minimally invasive treatment that utilizes segmental radiofrequency ablation to seal off and close the problem vein so blood gets rerouted to other veins. In an effort to educate residents about the serious nature of varicose veins local vein specialist, Dr Simmons, is here to discuss the data, as well as signs and symptoms of the condition.
Contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today to learn more about varicose vein removal in Lexington, South Carolina, and to schedule an appointment with our plastic surgeon. For information about Spider Veins
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