For decade, the progressive severity of venous disease was mostly underappreciated. Patients were told that their condition was largely a cosmetic concern and not a medical problem. Hence, many had to endure their untreated symptoms, leading to a decreased quality of life. Left untreated this could lead to more serious complications such as blood clots, leg ulcers, or spontaneous venous rupture.
Fortunately, recent technology has lead to a renaissance in venous disease awareness and management. With the advent of accurate diagnosis by an ultrasound scan and the availability of minimally invasive ablation procedures, we have the ability to diagnosis and treat up to 90% of people with venous disease in an outpatient setting.
Paul Espinoza M.D.,RVT is the medical director of Palmetto Vein & Aesthetic Center PA. He is proficient in both the revolutionary FDA- approved VNUS Closure and CoolTouch Laser procedures for the treatment of varicose vein diseases. These are an alternative to the traditional and invasive vein stripping surgery of the past and are effective 95% - 98% of the time.