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Ablation of the Great and Small Saphenous Veins

Saphenous Vein Ablation

One of the most common vascular problems is varicose veins. Some people are genetically prone to varicose veins. Other people may have an increased incidence due to standing for long hours. Veins bring blood back to heart. To prevent blood from flowing backwards, the veins have valves that keep the blood flowing back to the heart. These valves can malfunction and blood can start to flow in both directions and cause the vein to dilate. This causes varicose veins. For some people varicosities are purely cosmetic. However, for many people varicose veins cause aching, swelling, and tiredness of the legs. Worse still, for some patients varicosities can bleed or cause ulcerations.

There are numerous procedures that can be used to treat varicose veins. Older treatments involved surgically removing the vein and required quite a bit of recovery time. Currently, ablation is one of the most common treatments. Ablation uses laser or electricity to injure the inner lining of the veins and causes them to scar down and close. The veins no longer fill with blood and so it can’t cause discomfort or bleed. Procedures such as ablation allow patients to return to normal activities the same day as surgery does with minimal recovery time. Other methods include using a bioglue to occlude the vein or agitating the vein and injecting a sclerosing foam. For many people, treatment of the saphenous vein will resolve symptoms and to a certain extent improve cosmetic results. However, depending on the type of varicose veins, patients may require other, more superficial treatments. Your vascular surgeon will explain your options for varicose vein treatment and the risks and benefits of each treatment.

Your vascular surgeon should understand the types of varicose vein treatment offer patients tailored treatment plan. Dr. Jenna Kazil is familiar with multiple varicose vein treatments and can offer patients a variety of treatment options. When patients are looking for a vascular surgeon to perform this procedure, it is vital that they find a board-certified surgeon who is considered a surgical specialist. For people looking for a Florida surgical specialist, look no further than double board-certified Dr. Jenna Kazil with the Florida Surgical Clinic located in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Kazil is a vascular surgeon in Bradenton who has developed an impressive rapport with the community. Everyone should contact Dr. Kazil for their vascular and surgical needs.