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Love Your Legs Again!
Dr. Michael Willerth offers the latest laser treatment to women and men of all ages who suffer from painful and frequently unsightly varicose veins. Along with Iowa Specialty Hospital, he offers the most advanced technology available for problematic varicose veins.
Veins are “pipes” that help return blood back to the heart and are equipped with valves to prevent back flow. Varicose veins are veins that will fail and cause back flow of blood and poor circulation. Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins and usually appear on the skin’s surface as small, red to purple blood vessels on legs. These are considered cosmetic and are not covered by insurance.
Varicose veins signs and symptoms include:
- Leg pain
- Aching Legs
- Sores that don’t heal
- Leg cramps
- Darkening of the skin
- Restless legs
- Leg swelling
- Leg inflammation
If left untreated, these symptoms may result in discoloration, bleeding leg veins, leg sores that heal poorly and blood clots.
Fortunately, the days of painful vein stripping are over. Now, the treatments available are much safer, more effective and patients are able to resume activities immediately.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment that offers an effective alternative to the surgical stripping of veins. EVLA is a procedure that uses laser energy to close the problem veins at their source.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (USGS) are procedures that enable us to deliver medication into remaining diseased veins and close them down. Sometimes microphlebectomy (a minimally invasive surgical technique is used to remove smaller unsightly veins.
We go to extreme lengths to reduce pain. We have our own unique 4-step numbing process to reduce any discomfort. After being treated the diseased veins collapse and are gradually absorbed by the body while blood flow continues through the healthy veins.
Varicose vein treatments are covered by all insurance companies including Medicare and MHCP. Spider vein treatment (usually injection sclerotherapy) are considered cosmetic and are not covered by insurance.
For more information, please visit our Locations and Hours
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