Veins and Arteries are part of the circulatory system. Arteries hold blood as it travels from the heart to the rest of the body, and veins transport blood back toward the heart. Arteries work with the forces of gravity to transport blood downward toward your feet, while veins must work against gravity to move blood upward. Vein disease, such as varicose veins, affects the blood vessels carrying blood toward the heart.
One-way valves help veins by trapping blood within small segments of the blood vessels between heartbeats. This prevents blood from flowing backward, or refluxing, and pooling in the veins in your lower legs. Pooling blood increases pressure inside the veins, and your body responds by expanding the veins to accommodate excess blood. Chronic reflux causes the veins to bloat, twist and become dysfunctional. Larger diseased veins lying close to the skin on the lower legs appear as varicose veins.
At Sound Vascular we offer a number of advanced treatment options for vein disease. The most common treatment option for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency is Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVTA). This is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure. The treatment utilizes high-frequency radio waves that are directed throughout a thin tube to create intense heat within the varicose vein. This closes up the problematic vessel so blood cannot flow through it, redirecting blood flow into healthy veins. Other treatment options we offer at Sound Vascular are sclerotherapy, to treat spider veins, and a phlebectomy, involving the complete removal of the diseased veins.
At Sound Vascular we can provide ultra sound, consult, diagnostic, and treatment services all in one location. This ensures prompt treatment for vein and artery disorders that worsen with time.