CiC brings together a team of doctors including vein specialists, interventional radiologists, an interventional cardiologist, a general surgeon and podiatrists. Working together they can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. This is important to you as a patient because the doctors can address the cause of the problem in addition to treating the symptoms. This team approach leads to improved results and better lifestyles for our patients.
Our expert vein specialists focus on vein conditions and treat both common and complex cases. We know your unique needs and do our best to create a positive experience for each patient. Using the latest technology in our state-of-the-art facility, we strive to exceed your expectations while giving you with the best care possible.
Varicose veins happen when small valves in veins break and cause the blood in them
to flow in the wrong direction. This causes the veins to swell and backfill with
stagnant blood. Many times varicose veins appear as either budging and ropelike,
or small and threadlike. However, they can also appear deep under your skin,
where you are not able to see them. Varicose veins can cause aching, tired and
swollen legs, creating a burning, throbbing, or itching sensation; and cause muscle
cramps and a general restlessness in your legs. Varicose veins require medical
In the normal, health veins, strong elastic walls and one-way valves keep blood
moving in the right direction. However, in diseased veins, the valves may stop
working properly, allowing blood to flow in the wrong direction and form pools in
the veins. The vein walls may also lose their elasticity, further contributing to vein
bulging, swelling, twisting, and knotting. These abnormal veins, with their slowed
blood flow, lead to the disorder called vein disease.
During sclerotherapy, a solution is injected into your varicose or spider veins. This closes the abnormal vein and seals it off from the other healthy veins in your leg. The vein shrinks over time and is eventually absorbed. A typical treatment session may last for 15 to 30 minutes and will consist of microinjections. Depending on where the vein is located, (typically) the procedure is done with ultrasound guidance. That said, for deeper veins your physician can use ultrasound and a sclerosant solution to treat the veins. We only use FDA approved solutions during sclerotherapy, such as Asclera and Sotradecol.
Phlebitis, thrombosis (severe blood clots), spontaneous bleeding and skin ulcers are
complications of prolonged varicose vein disease. Worsening symptoms may
include leg pain, swelling, fatigue, skin rash and discoloration.
Physical examination by an experienced vein specialist and ultrasound evaluation
by a registered vascular technologist will yield an accurate diagnosis.
CIC accepts nearly all insurance and medicare. Our specially trained staff will help
you navigate your individual policy. Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT),
Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Ultrasound-Guided Injection Sclerotherapy, are
generally covered by insurance when employed for symptomatic disease.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is an out patient procedure that removes painful, bulging varicose veins through tiny incisions in the skin. Most often the incision are so small it does not require stitches in the skin. It is performed as an outpatient with local anesthesia so patients are able to walk (or ambulate, which is why its called an "ambulatory" phlebectomy) and quickly resume daily activities.Why it’s done
Ambulatory phlebectomy is an effective treatment for bulging, painful varicose veins when performed as part of a personalized treatment plan to treat venous disease. Historically bulging varicose veins could only be treated with surgery or "vein stripping." Now patients can be treated in our Phoenix vein clinic as an out-patient with minimal discomfort and recovery time.
What to expect
Preparation: If your Phoenix vein specialist recommends having an ambulatory phlebectomy as part of your treatment plan, he/she will provide with you special pre and post instructions to follow before your procedure.
During: Ambulatory Phlebectomy is performed using local anesthesia. Your provider will first mark the vein to be removed with an erasable skin marker and numb around the vein to be removed with local anesthetic. Once the area is numb a very small incision, often smaller than the end of a pencil lead will be made in the skin and the vein will be removed. Some patients experience a painless, odd pulling sensation when the vein is removed.
After: Following your phlebectomy you will be able to walk following the procedure. Depending on the size of vein removed, you may be instructed to limit heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours. You will likely leave our Phoenix vein clinic with a bandage on your leg under your compression stockings but otherwise you may resume your activities of daily living.Getting the best vein care
Ambulatory Phlebectomy for the treatment of bulging varicose veins is the latest minimally invasive, out-patient based available for the removal of varicose veins associated with venous disease. As a patient you will enjoy the shorter recovery time, long term relief of your symptoms and cosmetic benefit of removing unsightly, painful varicose veins.
Comprehensive Interventional Care Center physicians specialize in a number of state-of-the-art venous procedures and diagnostic tests. To find out more about them, and how these treatments may help you or a loved one, complete the form below and one of our specialists will contact you.
Medical science keeps advancing, and that's a good thing. As doctors in the best vascular clinic in Tempe and Sun City, we work with these advances every day. The vein disease treatment options we offer our patients are light years ahead of the treatments available to them only a few decades ago.
If you've got questions about varicose veins, you're not alone. Varicose veins are so common in America that 41% of women and 24% of men have them by the time they reach their 50s. Most of the people who have these swollen, discolored veins on their legs have questions about them. However, they don't know where to go to find the answers. In this article, the top vein specialists in Tempe at CiC address the questions most asked of them by their patients.
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