Chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins are circulatory disorders that can cause leg pain, cramping, swelling, varicose veins, and skins changes in the legs and feet. Richmond Vascular Center's skilled physicians can help you step back on the path to better vascular health.
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and varicose vein disease occurs when the valves that direct blood inside veins, usually the legs, stop working properly. Instead of directing blood upward toward the heart, the malfunctioning valves allow blood to flow backward down the vein. This reflux creates an accumulation of blood inside the veins and puts increased pressure on vein walls, and can lead to the development of enlarged, varicose veins that worsen over time.
With a simple outpatient procedure, out skilled physicians can drastically improve your circulation – and your symptoms.
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and varicose vein disease is thought to affect nearly 40 percent of the population and can be the result of both inherited and acquired conditions. Most often it affects those in middle or old age, especially women who have had multiple pregnancies. If you have any of the following symptoms, all of which typically affect the legs — particularly the lower legs, it is important to seek medical attention.
Familiarize yourself with the risk factors associated with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and varicose vein disease. It's time to take control of your vascular health.
During the initial visit at Richmond Vascular Center for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and varicose vein disease, our knowledgeable providers will request a thorough medical history and perform a comprehensive physical exam that includes a complete evaluation of the venous system within the legs. This evaluation will often include an ultrasound exam of lower extremity veins performed by our expert ultrasonographer.
Once the exam process is complete, the provider will discuss the results and recommend a customized vein treatment plan. Patients will receive detailed information regarding what to expect before, during, and after their treatment.
The list of unpleasant side effects is lengthy, but there is no need to suffer with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) or varicose vein disease. Richmond Vascular Center offers a variety of low-risk and highly effective minimally invasive treatments in the comfort of a true outpatient environment. Treatments could include the following:
As a trusted partner with an established reputation for excellence, Richmond Vascular Center is dedicated to providing high-quality care in a convenient, outpatient setting. With no overnight hospital stays required, procedures are both cost effective and efficient. Our expert physicians use proven methods to ensure patients return to normal activities with no pain and provide subspecialized support for wound treatment and prevention
Yes. At Richmond Vascular Center, our patient-focused staff is committed to ensuring that all referrals and authorizations are completed prior to your initial visit.
Most insurance companies cover CVI/varicose vein treatment if it causes health problems and is deemed medically necessary. Sometimes venous conditions, such as spider veins, are considered cosmetic by insurance companies and may not be covered. Our team will determine if a vein condition is causing health problems or if the issue is simply cosmetic.
Many people can manage the symptoms of CVI/varicose veins and stop the progression of this disease through lifestyle changes, such as:
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