Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI): Treatment that Eliminates the Cause
If you’re among the 2-5% of Americans diagnosed with chronic venous insufficiency or CVI, you probably could tell a sad story of multiple treatment failures and endless suffering. Your life is likely compromised by swollen, discolored and thickened leg skin and venous stasis leg ulcers that resist healing. Perhaps you spend your waking hours exhausted – full, heavy, aching leg pain, restless legs and night cramps make night time a dreaded ordeal to get through. You can neither tolerate walking or standing on your feet for any length of time. You may have given up your job and any hope of participating in activities that you once enjoyed. As the quality of your life deteriorates, you probably feel desperate for answers to end this disease of your veins that has robbed you of a quality life.
The Disease Process behind Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
All diseases of the veins in your legs begin when valves in the veins become incompetent, producing a reversal in vein blood flow and increasing blood pressure in the venous system called venous hypertension. Initially, spider and varicose veins occur as superficial veins dilate or become enlarged from an increased blood volume and venous pressure. As venous congestion worsens, pressure increases and causes fluid to leak into surrounding tissues. Besides the resulting swelling or edema, impaired exchange of wastes with oxygen and nutrients at the capillary level can produce skin thickening, discoloration, tissue death, venous ulcers and severe infection called cellulitis. All of these symptoms are collectively called CVI. Problems in both the saphenous and perforator vein systems are often present in a patient with chronic venous insufficiency.
State-of-the-Art Vein Treatment for Curing CVI
The treatment of CVI has traditionally involved invasive vascular surgery procedures associated with a long and difficult recovery requiring hospitalization and general anesthesia – that is, when the condition is properly diagnosed and treated. Unfortunately, many patients are misdiagnosed and mismanaged. Often they are inappropriately treated for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) or limited to symptomatic remedies such as wound care. When leg ulcers and cellulitis persist, patients may be told that amputation is their only option.
Many of the patients treated by Dr. Jeffrey B. Alpern, D.O., cardiovascular surgeon and vein specialist at VSA, arrive skeptical and desperate for answers. They leave overjoyed when they get their life and health restored from a simple, relatively painless venous insufficiency, varicose vein removal, and/or venous leg ulcer office procedure. Patient satisfaction is extremely high as the symptoms related to venous pathology are permanently eliminated.
When you come to VSA for treatment of your chronic venous insufficiency, we provide unmatched services that are associated with a 96-99% cure rate and virtually no complications. State-of-the-art procedures performed by Dr. Alpern are unknown to most vein treatment doctors. Comfortable Saphenous and Perforator Laser Ablation and Radio Frequency Ablation procedures at VSA are performed in the office from a single needle stick with a local anesthetic. You will resume walking immediately after your procedure and return to your normal activities within a few days to a week. Request an appointment today and let us help you to regain a quality of life you thought was not even possible.