Arkansas Vein Treatment Center Information

Varicose veins and their cause, venous insufficiency is one of the most prevalent, most under treated problems affecting Americans today. Vein problems typically (and specifically Superficial venous insufficiency) are the result of malfunctioning one-way valves that connect the deep veins with the superficial venous system.  Until recently, there were limited options for treatment, often requiring "Vein Stripping" for treatment - a procedure that is often only partially successful and requires significant recovery time and significant pain to the patient.

Treatment of Superficial venous insufficiency has improved dramatically with the introduction of less invasive and better targeted ways to identify and treat the abnormal connections between the two systems.  As a result, patients that were either unwilling or unable to be successfully treated in the past can be accurately diagnosed and treated with a short outpatient procedure.  Results are exceptional, with resolution or marked improvement in symptoms in the vast majority of patients (over 99% in our experience).

Venous problems are amazingly common, occurring in approximately 50% of people over the age of 60, half of which have symptoms. Large numbers of patients are suffering due to poorly functioning superficial veins, often experiencing:

• Leg pain or aching

• Leg swelling

• Itching

• Burning

• Heaviness

• Fatigue

• "Restless" legs

• Skin or hair changes

• Bleeding

• Poor wound healing

• Leg ulceration

Many patients have relatives or friends who have suffered through some of these symptoms for years or even decades, achieving only partial or even no relief of their symptoms with compression hose use and leg elevation.  Many patients who have undergone vein stripping with unsatisfactory results or a return to symptoms after many years can be helped with the thorough evaluation and the various treatment options available to clinics offering modern evaluation and treatment with either laser ablation (EVLT) or it's counterpart Radiofrequency ablation (also referred to as the Closure procedure).

Early evaluation and treatment can prevent more serious symptoms from developing!

Although awareness of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has increased in recent years and physicians are more actively screening for arterial problems, venous disorders are often overlooked or not treated due to the previous difficulties and lack of satisfactory results in the past. Evaluation and treatment of venous problems can result in a return to normal activities and should be performed in all patients with symptoms concerning for superficial venous insufficiency.  Initial evaluation should consist of a detailed ultrasound examination of your leg as well as a clinic visit with a specialist in both diagnosing and treating venous disorders. Please discuss possible evaluation and treatment options with your physician
as delays can lead to irreversible damage.

Prompt and thorough treatment makes a difference in the lives of our patients!

" The results are wonderful, no more pain in the treated leg"

"I am recommending your clinic to everyone I see"

"All of my symptoms are gone-the ulcers and inflamed areas are already almost completely healed and I don't have pain
in my leg anymore"

"My swelling has gone way down, my leg is not as inflamed as it had been and I have no pain"

"My leg pain is completely gone, thank you so much"

Please feel free to browse through all the pages in this site.  I've created it primarily as a guide toward accessing and assessing care options for venous insufficiency in the state of Arkansas.  Much of the information provided is the result
of my professional experience and what I've found to be important in my own practice.  As always, I recommend that all patients discuss any potential treatment with their personal physician.