Arkansas Vein Center, Little Rock Arkansas

Results

Patients with superficial venous reflux have a serious medical problem that can worsen if left untreated or incompletely treated. Fortunately, prompt and thorough treatment can result in elimination of leg pain, leg itching, and swelling. Treatment can allow the normal healing process to take place and dramatic improvement in leg ulcerations can be seen following correction of the venous abnormalities. In addition, there has been links shown between Restless leg syndrome and superficial reflux. In several studies, treatment of the abnormal superficial venous reflux lessened or eliminated symptoms of "restless legs". In my own practice, I've found that treatment of underlying superficial venous reflux results in significant improvement or elimination of symptoms approximately 80% of the time.
The following images demonstrate typical improvement following combination of Laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy.  Both patients had complete resolution of their symptoms.

Pretreatment

pretreatment

3 Days post treatment

post treatment

Pretreatment

pretreatment

4 weeks post treatment with laser ablation and sclerotherapy

4 weeks after post treatment




The above illustration shows poor valve function and the resulting leakage of blood back down the leg in the superficial system. The goal of treatment is to eliminate this abnormal pathway in the most minimally invasive way possible as less invasive = less recovery time for the patient.