Every year thousands of people suffer from an issue that’s not life threatening and usually benign. They are called Varicose Veins. Appearing mainly in the feet and legs, these veins are normally enlarged and looked balled up. If you are having to deal with this problem, you should not give up hope. Dr. Max Hutton, who works at one of the a Metro Vein Center located in Canton, Michigan. This location also serves the West Bloomfield, Michigan area, and he is one of nine doctors around the country that treat the condition. There is a vein doc close to you if you find yourself having to deal with varicose veins.
Radio Frequency Ablation
If you are wondering what are the treatments for such a disease, the Metro Vein Centers use three. Dr. Hutton will be happy to sit down and do a consultation to see which one is best for you. The first one that the vein doc specializes in is Radio Frequency Ablation or RFA. Requiring only a small amount of anesthesia is a minimally invasive treatment. It’s not just the symptoms but also the actual cause that gets taken care of using radio waves. You would only need to spend at least an hour doing this procedure, and the recovery time is not bad either. How it works is simply amazing. The procedures required a small catheter that needs to be inserted into the actual vein and then it sends out radio waves that produce heat to get the vein to close up. Once the treatment is done, healing takes place immediately. To keep the blood supply flowing, it’s routed to a different vein that is healthy. In order to make sure that the right vein is being worked on, Dr. Hutton uses the ultrasound to see it. You can use your insurance to cover this treatment and will be back to normal within just a few hours after having it done.
Other than having minimal discomfort, there are no bad side affects to using this procedure.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Dr. Hutton uses another procedure that works very well in the event the patient is not fond of the first treatment. It’s called Endovenous Laser Ablation or EVLA and is usually done under an hour. Like the treatment before, this procedure is kindly invasive and only a small amount of anesthesia is used along with having a short recovery period. A small optic fiber is used in the procedure, and it is inserted into the actual gnarled vein. The vein itself closes when the heat runs through it. It’s the saphenous vein and its small branches that are actually treated with this procedure. There a really no complications to deal with after the treatment is done, and your insurance cover it.
If you have small varicose veins, there is a treatment that only takes 10 minutes to perform called Sclerotherapy. It is used to treat hemorrhoids and bad blood vessels as well. Dr. Hutton is great at performing this procedure, and there is usually no discomfort after it’s done. The vein doc usually requires more than one session to completely heal transform these small veins back to normal. Injected into the blood vessels is a sclerosing solution that makes the vein close down. Just be mindful that with the procedure, your insurance or it may not cover it.
Dr. Hutton has been doing this for years. He would love to see you at the Metro Vein Center in Canton, Michigan should you happen to need the treatment. Schedule your appointment today.