Don’t Keep Your Legs ‘Undercover’
Varicose veins are abnormal veins in the soft tissue just beneath the skin. Certain valves in varicose veins do not close properly, allowing blood to pool in the leg and dilate the veins. Over 50 percent of people affected by varicose veins have symptoms such as pain, fatigue, ankle swelling, or itchiness around the veins. For some patients, varicose veins have no symptoms and are only a cosmetic concern.
For all patients with varicose veins, Geisinger’s vascular experts provide the latest and most trusted minimally invasive treatment options, including new techniques using laser or radiofrequency ablation that requires no incisions, and a technique called stab phlebectomy that removes veins through tiny incisions in the skin.
Choosing Geisinger for varicose vein surgery is easy, because Geisinger patients know they’re in the capable hands of board-certified vascular surgeons experienced in varicose vein treatment.
Vascular surgeon John Gray, MD, FACS, RVT, talks about the causes of varicose veins and treatments that are available at Geisinger.
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