Varicose veins may develop into venous reflux disease. Patients may feel some of the following symptoms in their legs that may indicate a need for medical attention:
- Open sores
Causes and Risk Factors
- Family history of varicose veins
- Multiple pregnancies
- Heavy lifting
- Standing profession
Diagnosing Varicose Veins
Dr. Ramdev can diagnose varicose veins after a physical examination of the affected area and an ultrasound scan of the leg.
The Venefit™ procedure is performed in the office setting and is a minimally invasive alternative to vein stripping for the treatment of varicose veins. Instead of surgically removing the diseased vein, the Venefit™ procedure delivers radio frequency (RF) energy via a catheter introduced through a small incision to the vein, which shrinks in the heat and eventually closes allowing blood flow to get re-routed to other healthy veins. The patient is in the office usually no more than one hour for this treatment; and may resume normal activities within 24 hours.For symptomatic patients, the treatment is covered by most insurance companies.