Minimally Invasive Treatment For Varicose & Spider Veins
Make "Healthy" Your Style With Dr. Salvador Yunez
Dr. Yunez helps restore a healthy look in each of his patients with over 20 years of experience and extensive training in treating vein disease. He prefers a minimally invasive approach and has pioneered the Radiofrequency Closure Procedure in the Midwest since 1999.
Dr. Yunez is certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM), the American College of Phlebology, the Canadian Society of Phlebology, and the International Union of Phlebology.
Varicose & Spider Veins
Varicose and Spider veins are caused by the back flow of blood in veins. Veins usually transport blood from the body back to the heart, but can lose this one-way flow because of aging, hormone changes, obesity, injury, and most often because of heredity. As blood flows backwards, it pools in the veins and can cause pain, heaviness, itching, restlessness, and myriad other symptoms. Varicose Veins are enlarged, swollen veins that twist and can be seen through the skin in a red, purple, or blue color. Spider Veins are smaller veins that also twist and are similar in coloring.
Before & After
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is an alternative to traditional vein stripping and is considered the gold standard for treating vein disease. A thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a small opening in the skin and then a laser is used to seal off the vein. Since varicose veins are on the surface of the skin, sealing the vein does not significantly affect blood flow; the blood will instead flow to other healthy veins.
Patients generally spend about 45 minutes in the office and resume normal activity within 24 hours.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is the removal of a vein through a small puncture in the skin. This procedure is done under local anesthesia and the patient is generally able to walk right after the procedure. No stitches are required.
Sclerotherapy is the injection of a special solution into smaller and spider veins. The solution will collapse and destroy the vein, but the procedure is virtually painless. The doctor may use an ultrasound machine to locate the proper vein if it is well below the skin.