3 Misconceptions About Varicose Veins

There are countless myths and misconceptions out there about varicose veins. Many horror stories or “made up truths” tend to scare patients away from receiving the treatment that they deserve for their varicose veins. Do you identify with any of these three common misconceptions about varicose veins?

“Only Women Get Varicose Veins”

This could not be more false. Women are more alerted when cosmetic issues develop on their bodies, and we do see more cases of varicose veins in women. However, men can develop varicose veins just as often as women can. Moreover, nearly 40% of the patients living with varicose veins are men. So if you are a man and you are dealing with the pain and embarrassment of varicose veins, give me a call – I can help!

“I’ll Have To Take Off Work For Too Long To Recover”

Up until the last decade, the only solution to varicose veins was a procedure called vein stripping. The procedure was just about as bad as its name sounds. This procedure required anesthesia and hospital time. The recovery period was significant and the pain after the procedure was considerable. Today, my patients come in for a minimal procedure and are ready to go home within the hour. In fact, the procedure requires no heavy anesthesia at all! The procedure that I am referring to is called endovenous ablation. So stop believing that you will have to miss tons of work over a minimal procedure, and let me help you today.

“I Need The Veins In My Leg For Open Heart Bypass Surgery”

The veins that I am correcting are not the same veins that a cardiothoracic surgeon uses in bypass surgery. Moreover, after your veins have been enlarged and oftentimes have formed irregular shaping, they will not qualify for bypass surgery. So don’t worry about needing those veins for future bypass surgeries.

If you learned something new today, great! If you are interested in learning how I can help you in dealing with varicose veins, give my staff a call today! I am excited to help you get your confidence back!