Venous Leg Ulcers: Needle Stick Venous Stasis Ulcer Treatment Offers a Permanent Cure
As the ultimate consequence of untreated venous stasis and severe venous hypertension (high blood pressure), leg ulcers make life almost unbearable for patients. Swollen, aching legs, difficulty standing and walking, restless legs, brownish discolored leathery skin, and infected leg ulcers are constant reminders of the agony of venous disease.
Too many times, patients with stasis leg ulcers are misdiagnosed and mismanaged. They may be treated for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) or sent for symptomatic wound care treatment. In spite of weeks to months of wound treatment, their ulcers resist healing. When ulcers and cellulitis, the surrounding infection fails to resolve, patients are often told that amputation is their only alternative. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to happen to you. The answers including a permanent cure, are available through simple, painless, out-patient procedures performed right in the office at VSA. Keep reading to learn more.
The Disease Process behind Leg Ulcers Caused by Venous Insufficiency
When valves in leg veins become incompetent, vein blood flow reverses. This increases blood pressure in the venous system and is called venous hypertension. Usually patients notice the formation of spider veins and varicose veins in the early stages as these superficial veins dilate or become engorged. With worsening venous stasis and congestion, the increased venous pressure causes swelling as fluid leaks into surrounding tissues. Skin thickens and becomes discolored due to impaired capillary exchange of nutrients and wastes. Eventually tissue death results, producing venous leg ulcers and the potential for a severe infection around the ulcer called cellulitis. Venous leg ulcers and the associated symptoms are collectively called chronic venous insufficiency or CVI. Problems in the saphenous and perforator vein systems are generally found in patients with these conditions.
State-of-the-Art Leg Ulcer Treatment that Cures Venous Stasis
Traditional treatment for venous stasis leg ulcers (when the condition is properly diagnosed), has involved invasive vascular surgery procedures associated with a long and difficult recovery. Patients are hospitalized and undergo procedures with general anesthesia.
Patients treated by Dr. Jeffrey B. Alpern, D.O., cardiovascular surgeon and vein specialist at VSA, arrive with stories of despair related to decades of suffering and treatment failures. Their anxiety and disbelief is rapidly transformed as they get their life and health restored from simple, relatively painless office procedures performed with a single needle stick. Recovery is rapid, leg ulcers heal and related symptoms are permanently eliminated.
When you come to VSA for treatment of your venous stasis leg ulcer, we provide unmatched services that are associated with a 96 – 99% cure rate and virtually no complications. State-of-the-art vascular procedures performed by Dr. Alpern, unknown to most vein treatment doctors, are performed in the office from a single needle stick with a local anesthetic. Comfortable Saphenous and Perforator Laser and Radio Frequency Ablation procedures at VSA are well tolerated. 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.