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Varicose Veins

Hinsdale varicose vein treatments

Revolutionary Vein Treatment

Millions of Americans suffer from varicose veins, It’s estimated that half of all middle-aged adults in the United States are affected by unsightly and often painful varicose veins.

Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from varicose veins and spider veins.

We understand this can create not simply an aesthetics and confidence issue but also a health concern,

You can feel comfortable coming to us at the Hinsdale Vein and Laser to perform a personal assessment of your veins, and recommend the best treatment course. Dr. Amjad Alkadri uses  the very latest in state-of-the-art technique and treatment to get rid of varicose veins with very little down-time, once and for all!

Varicose veins or spider veins?

There are 6 different manifestations of vein problems in the legs. The 2 most commonly known are Spider veins and Varicose veins. They are 2 different classes of veins and are treated differently.

Spider veins are more superficial and can vary in color between red and blue. Some spider veins are painful.

Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins, usually rope like and blue in color.

Spider Veins (class 1)

Varicose Veins (class 2)

Causes

Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins that can develop from defective or diseased valves in your legs. When these valves can’t close the way they should, blood leaks back into the vein and pools there. Vein walls then swell, leading to varicose veins.
Some of the well established causes of varicose veins include:

  •  Inherited genetic predisposition
  • History of blood clots
  • Hormonal changes (pregnancy and hormone replacement)
  • Previous venous surgery
  • Obesity
  • Standing or sitting for long period of times

Symptoms

Symptoms related to Varicose veins include:
  • Leg swelling
  • Itching and focal burning
  • A feeling of heaviness in the leg at the end of the day
  • Leg fatigue and burning
  • Brown discoloration of Skin
  • Leg pain and tenderness
  • Visible varicose and spider veins
  • Skin dryness and Eczema
  • ulcers near the ankle

Before and After

Treatment options

There are many treatments for varicose veins offered by Dr. Alkadri at the  Hinsdale Vein and Laser:

  • Endovenous laser ablation
  • Chemical ablation using state of the art foam sclerotherapy (Varithena)
  • Medical adhesive that results in closure of the unwanted veins (Venaseal)
  • Mechanico-chemical ablation of the vein (MOCA)
  • Ambulatory microphlebectomy

 

ENDOVENOUS LASER ABLATION
MEDICAL ADHESIVE
FOAM SCLEROTHERAPY
MOCA

EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatment)

Dr. Alkadri inserts a thin fiber into the vein, whereby a laser light is emitted. The affected tissue reacts to the light energy, closing the vein so the blood can be re-routed to larger, healthier veins.

**Disclaimer: Results may vary person to person.

Phlebectomy

The doctor makes incisions in the skin to remove the varicose veins as part of a minimally-invasive procedure.

State-of-the-art Treatment Options

We are proud to be the first in Chicago and surrounding area to provide the most clinically advanced and newest treatment options for your varicose veins.

Varithena®

 

We are proud to be the first clinic in Illinois to offer this FDA approved foam, which reduces symptoms and improves appearance of visible varicose veins. Because only an ultrasound machine is needed, the procedure is also minimally invasive and non-surgical.

VenaSeal™

 

We are also first in Chicago area to provide this new FDA approved varicose vein closure system. It is non-tumescent, non-thermal and non-sclerosant, using an adhesive to close up the vein. The risk of nerve injury is lessened with this approach to treating small saphenous veins.

Our treatments are safe and effective, and for many of them, no anesthesia is needed.

Want to learn more? Call us at (630) 734-3493 Hinsdale Vein and Laser today.

Treatment are minimally invasive. Under  local anesthesia, a catheter is placed  in the vein through a very tiny needle. The  laser is passed through the catheter to the top  of the site After injection of additional anesthesia  along the length of the vein, the laser is fired, and  the catheter is withdrawn back out of small puncture site. A compression stalking is applied.

 

This is considered a “lunch hour” procedure where you are expected to walk immediately after (in fact you will encouraged to walk to improve blood flow). Return to work or normal activities is general after 24 hours. A feeling of tightness is expected for up to 2 weeks after the procedure and is a normal response to the laser.

Initial exam:

  • A full consult will be performed and if varicose veins are suspected and ultrasound vein mapping will be ordered and performed.
  • If spider veins are suspected a treatment plan will be offered which may include sclerotherapy and Laser treatments.

Follow up consult

  • Dr. Alkadri will discuss your mapping results and will tailor a treatment plan that is suitable for you.
  • We will file with insurance if your insurance requires pre-authorization.
  • Our insurance experts will handle your insurance submission and will inform you of the decisions. Our insurance denials are extremely low because of our 20 years experience in the field of veins management.

Treatments

All the revolutionary treatments we offer the Hinsdale Vein and Laser is covered by a majority of insurance carriers.

Dr. Alkadri will tailor a treatment plan that is suitable for you. Available treatment options include:

  • Endovenous laser ablation
  • Chemical ablation using state of the art foam sclerotherapy (Varithena)
  • Medical adhesive that results in closure of the unwanted veins (Venaseal)
  • Mechanico-chemical ablation of the vein (MOCA)
  • Ambulatory microphlebectomy

After the completion of your treatments, another ultrasound will be ordered and performed to evaluate closure of the unwanted veins.

Final Follow-up

  • Dr. Alkadri will discuss your final results and will determine if any additional treatments are needed. a full consult will be performed.
  • Nothing to eat 12 hours before scheduled procedure time

  • wear loosely fit cloths

  • Arrange for someone to accompany you and take you back home

+What are the different steps of a treatment plan?

 

Initial exam:

 

  • A full consult will be performed and if varicose veins are suspected and ultrasound vein mapping will be ordered and performed.

  • If spider veins are suspected a treatment plan will be offered which may include sclerotherapy and Laser treatments.

 

Follow up consult

 

  • Dr. Alkadri will discuss your mapping results and will tailor a treatment plan that is suitable for you.

  • We will file with insurance if your insurance requires pre-authorization.

  • Our insurance experts will handle your insurance submission and will inform you of the decisions. Our insurance denials are extremely low because of our 20 years experience in the field of veins management.

  • Compression  bandage will be applied

  • Class  II compression  stocking

  • 20  minute  walk

  • Resume  normal activities  

  • Ice as needed

  • Avoid  hot baths  

  • Avoid  vigorous  gym workouts  

  • Over-The-Counter  analgesics for any  discomfort

  • Promote healing
  • keep vein compressed
  • reduce swelling
  • reduce symptoms
  • prevent deep vein clotting

Examinations  done with ultrasound  to confirm vein staying  closed:

Additional  cosmetic treatment  as needed

Sclerotherapy  / laser spider vein treatment/ Phlebectomy

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