Venous Insufficiency Can
Become Debilitating If Left Untreated
Venous insufficiency is one of the most prevalent diseases in America. Between 35% and 40% of all Americans will suffer some form of chronic venous insufficiency in their lifetime.
Left untreated, venous insufficiency only gets worse and can cause debilitating symptoms such as leg swelling, leg heaviness, leg ulcers and formation of blood clots.
LEFT UNTREATED VENOUS
INSUFFICIENCY CAN LEAD TO A DEADLY PULMONARY EMBOLISM
If a blood clot forms in your diseased leg veins, it can travel to your lungs and cause a potentially deadly pulmonary embolism.
So, if you think you have venous insufficiency, it is important to be checked by a vascular specialist as soon as possible.
Board Certified Vascular Surgeon Dr. Esposito Explains Chronic Venous Insufficiency
“Chronic venous insufficiency, left untreated, can lead to severe leg swelling, development of blood clots, and development of ulcerations where the skin can actually start to die.
And once you get into that process, it’s much harder to reverse.
So it is important to have venous insufficiency treatment early and before damage is done that’s irreversible.”
~ Dr. David Esposito
Board Certified Vascular Surgeon
“So if you have symptoms of leg heaviness, cramping or swelling or you have any concerns about the way your legs look, varicose veins on your legs, it can be a sign of a more serious problem underneath, which is venous insufficiency.
The best thing to do is come in, get it checked out with a simple ultrasound.
We’ll be able to help you either rule something out or, if it’s there, get you on the road to recovery.”
~ Dr. David Esposito
Board Certified Vascular Surgeon
Venous Insufficiency Patient Stories
What is Venous Insufficiency?
VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY OCCURS WHEN YOUR VEIN VALVES ALLOW BLOOD TO LEAK DOWNWARDS
The veins in your legs have tiny valves that open and close, allowing blood to flow upwards to the heart, and preventing blood from flowing downwards the wrong way.
Venous insufficiency occurs when these valves fail to function correctly, and allow blood to leak downwards.
When this happens, blood accumulates in the lower leg veins, puts pressure on the vein walls, and makes these veins expand. The more they expand, the worse the blood accumulation becomes.
The stagnant blood in the lower legs results in unhealthy circulation through the legs, eventually leading to leg ulcers that do not heal. In addition, potentially deadly blood clots can form within the veins.
Venous Insufficiency Symptoms
Venous insufficiency is a very progressive vein disease causing symptoms such as:
Poor circulation through the lower legs can eventually cause the skin to become discolored and flaky.
With time, skin ulcers that do not heal can start to develop, at which point, the skin is essentially dying.
Once it reaches this point, it becomes more challenging to reverse the effects of venous insufficiency.
That is why it is highly recommended to address venous insufficiency in its early stages.
Vein Screening To Detect Venous Insufficiency
If you have started to experience any of the symptoms associated with venous insufficiency, it is important to consult with a vascular specialist as soon as possible, before your condition progresses to a dangerous level.
At Milford Vascular Institute we offer vein screenings to help determine if you are suffering from venous insufficiency, and if so, to what degree it has progressed.
IN-HOUSE VEIN ULTRASOUND TO DISCOVER VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY
Our highly skilled and experienced vascular specialists will examine your legs and discuss your symptoms with you.
With the assistance of our Registered Vascular Technologists, a vein ultrasound will be performed right in our office to quickly determine if you have venous insufficiency.
The vascular ultrasound will also allow us to detect if you have developed any blood clots in your legs.
Early diagnosis of venous disease is the best way to help keep you healthy and avoid developing any debilitating symptoms that may negatively affect your overall quality of life.
If you think you may have venous insufficiency, you may take the MVI Venous Insufficiency Quiz right now. Once you submit your quiz, our staff will determine if a vein consultation would be recommended for you, and may contact you to schedule an appointment.
Providing The Most Advanced Venous Insufficiency Treatments Available Anywhere
Here at Milford Vascular Institute, our top-rated vascular specialists serving New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford and all of Southern Connecticut, use the most advanced minimally-invasive vein treatment techniques available anywhere in the world to treat your venous insufficiency.
BOARD CERTIFIED VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGIST DR. DAVIS PERFORMING VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY SURGERY
The deep veins that are damaged and causing venous insufficiency must be treated first, since they are the root of the problem. Our vascular specialists perform low-risk venous insufficiency treatment procedures right in our office. They are performed under local anesthesia, and they include:
- radiofrequency ablation
- Varithena® microfoam injection
- VenaSeal™ vein closure procedure
- laser vein ablation
After the deeper malfunctioning veins have been closed using the above procedures, the underlying problem has been treated. If you have large varicose veins that remain on the skin’s surface or beneath the skin’s surface, they will need to be physically removed using the ambulatory phlebectomy procedure.
After closing off all the unhealthy veins, healthy blood flow is restored through your other well-functioning veins.
These state-of-the-art procedures allow for quick recovery time and leave minimal to no scarring in the treatment area.
When you choose Milford Vascular Institute for vein treatment you can rest assured that you are getting the very best possible vascular care available in all of New Haven County. Our vein specialists are highly skilled in providing the most advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatments available anywhere.
At MVI, vein treatments are provided under the direction of board certified vascular surgeon Dr. David Esposito and Dr. Paul Davis, who is board certified in diagnostic radiology, and vascular and interventional radiology.
Dr. Esposito and Dr. Davis are top-rated experts in vein treatments. They are always at the forefront of technology in the vascular surgery field to ensure they are providing the best, cutting-edge vein treatments to their community.
Board certified Physician Assistant, Karin Augur, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Erin Orozco and Sylvia Prassinos specialize in varicose vein removal, helping to restore healthy blood flow through your legs so they can look and feel their best.
With over 70 years of combined experience in diagnosing, preventing and treating vascular diseases, our outstanding group of highly trained and skilled providers have dedicated their lives to caring for you.
With over 20 years in practice, at Milford Vascular Institute, our staff is committed to excellent patient care, always treating our patients with respect and compassion because WE CARE.
Our MVI Team ~ Always Treating You Like Family
If you’ve started to notice spider veins or varicose veins developing on your legs, or if you have been experiencing any of the symptoms associated with venous insufficiency, it is important to have an evaluation with a vascular specialist as soon as possible.
Through a simple in-office ultrasound, we can determine if you have venous insufficiency. If so, we can treat your venous insufficiency using the most advanced vein treatment methods available anywhere.
Treatments are performed right in our offices using minimally-invasive techniques so you can enjoy no downtime and quick recovery.
To schedule a vein consultation with one of our top-rated vascular specialists here at Milford Vascular Institute, give us a call today at (203) 418-7386. It will be our pleasure to care for you.