As reported by Geoff Michaels on the health site of NewsFIX.ca, a recent study done in the United Kingdom concluded that vein treatments do more for the body than just fix venous problems. Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O., founder and director of Vein Specialists of Arizona has been making that statement for years.
“Venous disease is often a way that the body is letting us know of other underlying problems that may exist,” Dr. Alpern says. “Waiting to treat varicose veins is never a good idea. We screen every patient that visits us with an ultrasound to be sure we’ve identified the correct treatment, and determine if there are any more serious issues that need to be addressed.”
In the article Michaels stated, “An analysis of varicose vein treatments carried out in the United Kingdom suggests they are worthwhile.”
The report goes on to explain that Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins just under the skin caused by faulty valves which allow backflow of blood. They are unsightly and often give rise to a heavy, aching feeling. The veins can be treated either by surgery to remove them or by sclerotherapy, in which an injection causes them to shrivel to disappear.
Dr. Alpern says that is slightly dated information as he is one of a handful of vein specialists nationwide to use state-of-the-art, advanced laser ablation and radiofrequency (RF), as well as the sclerotherapy techniques to eliminate underlying venous disease with minimal downtime and recovery.
The study reported that doctors at the University of Sheffield, England, have been reviewing the outcome of varicose vein treatment in the UK. The researchers looked at the effect of treatment on patients with mild, moderate or severe varicose veins. They carried out economic modeling to show how cost effective treatments were.
For all patient groups, treatment was cost effective in terms of quality of life, improvement of symptoms and patient satisfaction. In other words, it is a good investment for the health service. Delays, while people wait for treatment, postpone the benefits and should be avoided when possible. There is no case for rationing varicose vein treatment, the researchers conclude.
What the study’s findings mean, in layman’s terms, is that there is no need to eke out your venous treatments … get them done now … and the sooner the better.
Why wait? No reason!
ABOUT VEIN SPECIALISTS OF ARIZONA
Vein Specialists of Arizona (VSA) is a state-of-the-art vein center that defines a new standard in care for the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, legs ulcers and chronic venous insufficiency. From vein treatments that correct existing underlying pathology to procedures that erase spider veins before the patient’s eyes, we think you will find VSA to be your best choice for compassionate, safe, effective, affordable and convenient vein treatment. For more information please visit website, www.VeinAZ.com or call 623-428-0068.
ABOUT DR. JEFFREY ALPERN
Dr. Jeffrey Alpern is a Cardiovascular Surgeon who was the first D.O. to perform a heart and heart/lung transplant in the world. Among his other impressive qualifications, Dr. Alpern trained at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and was Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation at both Temple University and Hahnemann University Hospitals in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He currently is Director and founding member of Desert Cardiovascular Surgeons in Phoenix, and of Vein Specialists of Arizona recently located in the West Valley. Dr. Jeffrey Alpern, D.O is one of a handful of surgeons worldwide to use fast, virtually painless, safe and effective laser ablation and radiofrequency (RF) techniques for the treatment of existing varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous leg ulcers.
For more information please visit website, www.VeinAZ.com or call 623-428-0068.