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Venous Disease
(Treatment Options)

SAFE * EFFECTIVE * IN-OFFICE

SARAT YALAMANCHILI, M.D.
Board Certified in Phlebology
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

LASER AND VEIN CENTER
1521 N. CONVENT, STE. 100
BOURBONNAIS, IL 60914
815-937-4500

Complications if venous disease left untreated:


Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

 

Treatment Options for
Venous Disease

1. No Treatment: Some patients opt not to treat their varicose veins. They may live their entire life with varicose veins and never develop complications more serious than a dull ache and restless legs.

2. Compression Hose: Compression hose aid in the temporary treatment of varicose veins by compression. In many cases this will relieve discomfort.

3. Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy: Under the guidance of ultrasound a chemical is injected directly into the diseased vein. This chemical irritates the vein wall causing it to close.

4. How does endovenous laser therapy work? Treatment of painful, swollen veins required a surgical procedure called vein stripping in the past, where the vein was completely removed from the leg under general anesthesia. Scarring, long recovery times with sub-optimal results were common. Endovenous laser therapy has been developed to treat chronic venous insufficiency by delivering laser energy to close the affected veins. Endovenous laser therapy is performed in our office. During the procedure,
you are awake and you can watch a movie on big screen T.V. if you prefer. The treatment area is anesthetized and a thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein under ultrasound guidance. Laser energy is then delivered causing the vein to close and the body will dissolve it afterwards.

5. Ambulatory Phlebectomy: After endovenous laser therapy, the remaining prominent varicose veins are removed by phlebectomy. This is done under local anesthesia through tiny needle entry points. No sutures are required. You can return to work the same or following day.

6. Sclerotherapy: Most of the time this procedure is done after completing the Endovenous Laser treatment and or Phlebectomy, a very popular method of elimination of spider veins. A solution called sclerosing agent is injected into the veins. This solution causes an irritation to the inner lining of the vein resulting in the closure of the vein. The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the problem. Treated veins improve, but patients with a history of spider veins tend to develop new ones. A yearly follow-up is recommended. You may return to work immediately following treatment. Avoid long hot tub baths for one week.

Spider Veins


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After

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After

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Recommendations for Better Legs:

• Regular exercise; 30 minutes, 5-7 days per week.
• Elevate your legs; 10 minutes once or twice daily.
• Move your legs frequently; flex ankles 10 times, pumps blood into upper legs,like walking does, every 10 minutes while standing or sitting. Walk at least 2 minutes every half hour.
• Avoid wearing high heels
• Maintain a proper weight
• Wear support hose
Laser and Vein Center Offers:
• Endovenous Laser Therapy for Varicose Veins
• Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
• Botox for Frown Lines
• Restylane for Facial Wrinkles
• Radiesse~Non Surgical Face Lift

 




Sarat Yalamanchili, MD., S.C.
1521 Convent St. Suite 100
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

(815) 937-4500