CA Heart and Vein Specialists
Heart Specialists and Vein Clinic located in Huntington Beach, CA
If you have bulging, blue, ropy veins on your legs, you have varicose veins, a sign of a medical condition known as venous insufficiency. At CA Heart Specialists and Vein Clinic in Huntington Beach, California, Dr. Majed Chane and his team offer expert treatments including endovenous ablation and VenaSeal™ to remove varicose veins and improve your circulation. If you want to get rid of your varicose veins, call or make an appointment online today.
Varicose Veins Q & A
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that usually appear on your legs. These veins are generally dark blue or purple.
Varicose veins go beyond their unpleasant appearance; they’re also a sign of other cardiovascular health issues.
What causes varicose veins?
A condition called venous insufficiency causes varicose veins. Your veins, which carry oxygen-depleted blood back to your heart, have small valves that assist your heart in returning the blood. These valves are especially important in your legs as your blood is flowing upward against gravity.
When these valves are weak or damaged, they don’t open and close properly. This inhibits your blood flow and can allow blood to leak back and get stuck in part of a vein. As this blood pools, your vein swells and a varicose vein develops.
How are varicose veins treated?
Dr. Chane and his team at CA Heart and Vein Specialists offer customized care to remove your varicose veins and improve your vascular health. Treatment begins with a diagnosis of your condition, which usually includes a venous ultrasound so Dr. Chane can monitor your blood flow. Once your assessment is complete, they offer the most complete treatment options for Varicose veins including the Radiofrequency/Laser, MOCA ablation and venaSeal endovascular procedures (non-surgical with no stitches) in addition to Micro-Phlebectomy (A micro-surgical procedure).
Radiofrequency/ Laser ablation
Using local numbing medication, Dr. Chane advances a small catheter to your varicose vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is in place, he releases a small electrical current/laser energy that heats and seals your varicose vein then the catheter is withdrawn out completely.
MOCA: Mechano-Chemical Ablation
MOCA is another endovascular procedure to treat the varicose veins. A rotating catheter is advanced into the vein while a drug called sclerosant is injected through the catheter to close the vein.
VenaSeal is a state of the art newly approved treatment that seals varicose veins with a medical adhesive. Dr. Chane uses venous ultrasound to guide the catheter through your vein so he can inject the adhesive directly into your varicose vein. This treatment does not require wearing compression stock post procedure and is a great option for patients who prefer not to wear them post op.
During Microphlebectomy, Dr. Chane removes large sized varicose veins through a tiny incision in the skin. The incisions are less than 1/4 inch in length to ensure a cosmetically appealing result. The incisions are so small that they often don’t require stitches to close them.
Dr. Chane and his team deliver these treatments as in-office, outpatient procedures usually the treatment is completed in less than an hour. They require little to no downtime, and patients are able to walk and resume most of their regular activity immediately after the procedure, Dr. Chane provides advice on how to care for your legs while you recover.
Call or make an appointment online today for expert treatment for varicose veins.
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