You noticed varicose veins on your legs, and you went to visit a NJ vascular doctor to find a solution. Your doctor advised using compression stockings as a form of conservative treatment to help your veins work at their best. You tried the stockings for a while, but they don’t seem to be giving you the results you’re looking for. What next?
Compression stockings are a great choice for someone hoping to manage their vein disease symptoms and stop varicose vein progression without the use of surgery. By applying graduated pressure to your legs and ankles, these stockings help move blood and fluids out of your legs and back to your heart. However, if you’re hoping to improve the way your legs look by getting rid of varicose veins altogether, compression therapy might not be the best form of NJ vein disease treatment for you.
Compression stockings aren’t working – what do I do next?
If your compression stockings aren’t giving you the results you want, it’s time to check in with Dr. John Chuback. During your initial consultation, he will complete a medical history, ask you a few questions to get a better understanding of your lifestyle, and run a number of non-invasive tests (which may include a non-invasive ultrasound) to build a picture of your vascular condition. Armed with this information, he’ll help you make the best decision about how to move forward.
Unlike decades past where invasive surgery was the only way to get rid of unsightly varicose veins, today’s vein treatment options are considered minimally invasive. Instead of having to check into a hospital, undergo general anesthesia, and heal from a large incision, you can enjoy a safe, effective, and comfortable procedure in the comfort of the Chuback Medical Group’s office.
Our NJ varicose vein removal expert will recommend one of several minimally invasive treatments that best suits your needs. For example, if you are plagued by fine, thin spider veins or very small varicose veins, you might be a good candidate for sclerotherapy. This treatment uses a small needle to inject a pharmaceutical agent into a diseased vein. The agent causes the vein walls to seal shut, allowing the vein to fade from view over time.
Larger varicose veins are often addressed through Endovenous Laser Treatment. This treatment uses a tiny laser carried by a very thin catheter to deliver heat energy to the walls of a diseased vein. This energy seals the vein shut, reducing the backpressure that leads to varicose veins. Endovenous Laser Treatment may also be accompanied by ambulatory phlebectomy, a procedure that removes a diseased vein from the leg through a series of tiny punctures.
Conservative treatments versus minimally invasive surgery
For some patients, surgery is not ideal. In these cases, conservative treatments (such as weight management, exercise, and wearing compression stockings) are an effective way to manage symptoms. However, to truly get rid of varicose veins, most patients find that some form of minimally invasive treatment is the answer.
When compression stockings aren’t working anymore, it’s time to get help from a NJ vein treatment center such as Chuback Medical Group. We’ll help you find the best solutions to reach your goals and protect your health. To learn more about the services we offer, give our office a call at 201-693-4847. We look forward to meeting you!