Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that you can see just under the surface of the skin. Painful Varicose veins can be a symptom of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This is a condition that develops when the valves that usually keep blood flowing out of your legs become damaged or diseased.
Symptoms may Include:
- Disfigurement (skin changes and skin ulcers)
- Leg heaviness and fatigue
- Pain, swelling (swollen limbs)
Treatment for Varicose veins
Interventional radiologists at SIH Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and SIH Herrin Hospital offer Venefit, a fast and painless way to treat superficial venous reflux — the underlying cause of Varicose veins. A thin catheter (a thin tube) is inserted into the vein through a small opening. The catheter delivers thermal energy to the vein wall, causing the diseased vein to close, which re-routes blood flow through healthy veins.
The appointment takes less than three hours. With Venefit, patients have benefitted from this minimally invasive outpatient procedure with a fast recovery and less bruising and swelling.
Talk to your primary care provider to see if you could potentially be a candidate for Venefit.