Our board certified Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Maraya Altuwaijri, will outline and explain the best treatment options for you during your initial consultation.
Varicose veins are bulgy, bluish veins that are visible throughout the legs. They are typically felt above the skin level and may form twisty, ropey patterns. Most varicose veins do not cause any symptoms however, some may be painful, red and firm to the touch. Such varicose veins may be inflamed and knowns as thrombophlebitis which are veins with clots within. A duplex ultrasound of your legs will identify how blood is moving through your veins and whether the leg veins’ valves are leaky. Leaky valves cause a higher pressure in the venous system with blood flow pooling towards the feet instead of returning efficiently for re-circulation by the heart. High pressure within leg veins caused the appearance of varicose veins along the different areas of the legs. Leaky valves may also cause symptoms such as leg pain, tired, fatigued legs, throbbing, ankle swelling, restless legs and cramps.
Dr. Altuwaijri will identify any leaky, abnormal valves through the ultrasound, and recommend a course of treatment. Treatment is in-office, on average less than 30 minutes using the latest non-surgical methods and without any downtime. Insurance covers most medically necessary varicose vein procedures. Our office will call your insurance for benefits and outline the details prior to proceeding with a pre-authorization.