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Vein Disease

Find relief from vein problems.

Healthy leg veins have valves that keep blood flowing to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves stop working properly and allow blood to flow backward (i.e., reflux) and pool in the lower leg veins.

Varicose veins may be a sign of something more severe–venous reflux disease or even prior blood clots.

If venous reflux disease is left untreated, there is an increased risk of blood clots and symptoms can worsen over time. Your doctor can help you understand if you have this condition.

 

Superficial venous reflux disease may cause the following signs and symptoms in your legs:

  • Varicose veins
  • Aching
  • Swelling
  • Cramping
  • Heaviness or tiredness
  • Itching
  • Restlessness
  • Skin damage
  • Open skin sores

 

Many factors contribute to the presence of venous reflux, including:

  • Pressure
  • History of blood clots
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Heavy lifting
  • Prolonged standing

Treatment

Superficial venous reflux disease treatment aims to reduce or stop the backward flow of blood. Increased walking and activity level is our first step in the care of vein patients, followed by weight loss for the obese patient. Compression therapy is important for long-term and short-term care.

If these treatments prove ineffective and if there is not a venous blockage, there are three minimally invasive treatment options available to help. Visit with your physician’s for recommendation based on your individual needs and insurance approval.

  • Varilase laser procedure
  • ClosureFast radiofrequency procedure
  • VenaSeal adhesive procedure

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Additional procedures may include removal of larger varicose veins through a minor incision and/or a chemical injection for closure of smaller varicose veins.

  • Comfortable outpatient setting
  • Consistent and controlled treatment
  • Proven outcomes with rapid recovery
  • A positive patient experience

Proven Outcomes

Studies have shown:

  • Relief of symptoms after 1-5 days with a noticeable improvement in one to two weeks
  • Proven results with positive patient outcomes and experience
  • Rapid recovery – on average patients resume normal activities within a few days
  • Minimal risk of complications

Contact Us

Monument Health Spearfish Clinic, North Avenue 1445 North Avenue, Spearfish, SD 57783 605.644.4170 Location Details
Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute at 5th Street South Clinic 4150 5th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 605.755.4300 Location Details