New minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins

Minimally invasive procedure designed to treat varicose veins caused by Venous Reflux Disease is now offered by North Suburban Medical Center, which is a 157-bed licensed hospital with 550 physicians on staff. Hospital which is located in Thornton, CO, offers cardiovascular services, critical care and emergency medical services; surgical services; MRI, mammography and other diagnostic imaging services.

What is Venous Reflux Disease? It develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, typically leading to symptoms that include: varicose veins, pain, skin ulcers and swollen, fatigued legs. Radiofrequency vein ablation is a less painful, outpatient procedure. The procedure, which aim is to re-route blood flow from troublesome veins to healthy veins, takes approximately 40 minutes and allows patients to resume everyday activities quicker, usually within one to two days.