There have been amazing advances in medical technology in recent decades, but few of them are as unappreciated as the advances that have taken place in the treatment of vein disease. Because it is difficult to understand what modern vein disease treatment is like at a state-of-the-art vein treatment center if you don’t know how it used to be, we’ll start this article by describing what “varicose vein removal” was only a few years ago.
In the “bad old days,” varicose vein removal was so painful no one wanted it
Only a few years ago, the only way that doctors knew of to remove varicose veins permanently was a surgical process called “vein stripping.” And yes, it was just as terrible as that name makes it sound. To have your varicose veins permanently eliminated you had to go to a hospital and undergo general anesthesia while a surgeon made long incisions along each of the swollen veins and then literally scraped them away with a scalpel. As you can imagine, this procedure was painful, recovery times were long, and it often left patients with scars that were as unattractive as the varicose veins that had been removed.
Varicose vein removal today is nothing like this
Thanks to advances in medical imaging and interventional radiology, modern varicose vein treatment specialists in Honolulu can remove varicose veins in the comfort of their vein treatment center in Hawaii in about an hour. The minimally-invasive procedures we use at Vein Clinics of Hawaii are so painless they don’t require anesthetic, and so gentle they don’t require any recovery time because there is nothing to recover from. Most of our patients who have had their varicose veins treated this way would agree that their world is a better place as a result.
But vein disease treatment is about more than eliminating ugly veins
The unattractiveness of varicose veins is only the surface symptom of a deeper circulatory disease called chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI. The negative effects of this disease are far more extensive than just swollen and discolored veins. Left untreated, CVI causes swollen legs and ankles and pain so intense that it becomes difficult to walk or even stand. At the same time, CVI is damaging your immune system and placing you at greater risk of developing other diseases like diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
Fortunately, Maui vein treatment can help to make your world a better place
One of the best vein doctors in Hawaii is as close as your telephone. To contact him, just call Dr. Randall S. Juleff or go online and set up an appointment for an initial consultation. You’ll be happy you did.