Varicose Veins 2017-01-28T09:41:30-05:00

Varicose Veins

Approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from unsightly and painful varicose veins. At UAMS, we have the most advanced radiofrequency procedure to take care of your pain and discomfort so that you can feel comfortable wearing shorts again.

Our VNUS Closure® procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to vein stripping and laser surgeries. Our state-of-the-art vein surgery decreases your post-surgery pain and recovery time, allowing you to return to your regular activities quickly.

Varicose veins are most often located in the legs and develop when the valves that usually keep blood flowing out of your legs become damaged. Currently, there are many theories regarding the cause of varicose veins. Contributing factors include:

  • Heredity
  • Standing for long periods
  • Crossing your legs for prolonged periods of time
  • Being overweight
  • Prior surgery or trauma to the leg
  • Age

Symptoms of superficial venous reflux disease, which can be successfully treated by the VNUS Closure procedure, are:

  • Pain
  • Swollen limbs
  • Leg heaviness and fatigue
  • Skin changes and ulcers
  • Varicose veins

The VNUS Closure procedure is a clinically proven treatment for varicose veins and the underlying cause. Studies have shown that the VNUS Closure procedure has long-lasting results, and this procedure is generally covered by most medical insurance providers.

For more information about the VNUS varicose vein procedure,contact our Vascular Surgery Clinic.