Varicose Vein Treatment Candidates
Varicose veins are diseased blood vessels that have become swollen and dilated. This is a common condition affected millions of people, most of whom are women in the age group of 30 to 70. During the initial consultation, the vein specialist will determine the patient’s candidacy for varicose veins and recommend appropriate treatment.
Tremendous, committed, and board certified vascular surgeons Dr. Pushpinder Sivia and Dr. Son Ha Yu of Desert Vein & Vascular Institute (DVVI) provide varicose vein treatments to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and surrounding locations across the horizon in this part of the state.
A number of treatments are available today to address varicose veins and minor spider veins. The correct treatment option should be chosen for the right candidates in order to achieve predictable and desirable results. The vein specialist will perform a preliminary physical exam of the affected areas in the legs to identify varicose veins.
An experienced treatment provider may include an ultrasound test as a standard procedure to diagnose varicose veins and establish the patient’s candidacy. With the non-invasive ultrasound technique, it is possible to identify any deeper embedded varicose veins that may not be visible on the surface as well as any underlying vein or vascular concerns.
Characteristics for Varicose Veins
The vein expert will ask a number of questions during the pre-op consultation to confirm whether the patient is a suitable candidate for varicose vein treatment. This will help them know the specific characteristics that indicate the patient’s candidacy for varicose veins procedure:
If the patient or one of their family members has previously been diagnosed with varicose veins or venous reflux, it may be considered as a key factor in determining candidacy for varicose veins. This problem often runs in the family, and the patient should be forthcoming and provide accurate information to the vein expert in this regard.
If the appearance of suspected varicose veins exhibits any of the following characteristics, it will indicate their presence:
- Some of the veins in the legs are large or bulging
- The veins are swollen, red, or warm to the touch
- Changes in skin texture or discoloration of the skin is noticeable in and around the affected area
If the patient is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms in their legs, feet or ankles, they may be candidates for varicose vein treatment:
- A feeling of aching or cramping
- Legs and feet feel tired or heavy
- Tingling, stinging, or burning sensations
- The areas around the vein have become tender
- Skin ulcers or sores are noticeable near the ankle
- Swelling is visible in the affected site
If the patient has previously suffered from skin ulcers on the leg or if the area was slow to heal, it may be an indicator of the presence of varicose veins. Some patients may have previously attempted conservative treatments such as wearing compression stockings, but without success, it may indicate varicose veins.
Sagacious, focused, and high caliber DVVI receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this area of the nation for vein treatment.