Baystate Vascular Services, a service of Baystate Medical Center, provides treatment options for varicose veins, spider veins, and chronic venous insufficiency. If you’ve been putting off seeing someone about these conditions, you may be pleased to learn that new minimally invasive laser treatments often make surgery unnecessary. Our highly skilled, board certified physicians are specially trained in this procedure, which has a short recovery time. You’ll return to normal activities and maybe some activities you’ve been avoiding faster than you think.
Treatments & Surgeries
Varicose Veins: Varicose veins are swollen, twisted, painful veins that have filled with an abnormal collection of blood. Mild swelling of the ankles may occur. Varicose veins usually occur in the legs and feet because standing and walking increases the pressure in the veins of the lower half of your body.
Spider Veins: Spider veins are like varicose veins but are smaller. These type of veins are small, red, blue or purple and they commonly appear on the surface of the thighs, calves and ankles. Spider veins can occur in nests or isolated. They can be related to varicose veins.
Minimally invasive laser therapy may be an available treatment option for your varicose veins. This laser therapy works by delivering laser energy through a small puncture in the leg to close the diseased vein. With endovenous laser therapy, no surgery is required. Our surgeons at Baystate Vascular Services will evaluate your condition to determine the best treatment plan for your condition.
Here are some images of before and after results from varicose laser therapy.