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How Do I Know If I Require Vascular Surgery?

How Do I Know If I Require Vascular Surgery?

How Do I Know If I Require Vascular Surgery?

How Do I Know If I Require Vascular Surgery?

December 31, 2019

Maintaining healthy veins is an important part of achieving optimal overall health. If your legs are cramping or you often experience swelling or numbness in your legs, you might have a vascular condition harming your vein circulation or causing vein leakage. 

Conditions like peripheral artery disease, venous insufficiency, and venous ulcers are highly treatable, but without proper medical care, they can be dangerous. Sometimes it’s possible to treat vascular problems with lifestyle changes and medication, but other times you’ll need surgery to fully resolve the issue.

Learn from Steven Heird, MD, FACS and David Winand, MD, FACS, vascular surgeons at the IAC accredited Advanced Vein and Laser Center, the signs you might need to get vascular surgery.

Your legs are often numb 

It’s normal for your legs to occasionally fall asleep. But if you’re regularly experiencing leg numbness, it can indicate you have a more serious vein condition. Treatments vary, but in more severe cases, leg numbness can mean you need to get vascular surgery to remove any impacted veins.

You’re experiencing chronic leg cramps

If you get more than occasional leg cramps, you might have claudication, a condition that means your legs aren’t getting enough blood. Initially you might only get cramps during exercise, but as claudication progresses, it can happen while you are sitting or lying down.

Based on their evaluation of your leg cramps, our doctors may recommend treatment, which can include surgery in more serious cases of claudication.

You have swollen legs

When you have open sores on your legs, just above the ankle, you might have venous ulcers, which appear when blood isn’t flowing properly in your veins. At Advanced Vein and Laser Center, our doctors determine the cause of your venous ulcers and a treatment plan, which could include surgery or more conservative measures.

Conservative treatment isn’t working

In many cases, our doctors can treat any vein conditions through more conservative measures. These include lifestyle changes and non-invasive, non-surgical procedures.

While these treatments usually resolve your condition, in a few cases they might not fully solve the issue. In those instances, our doctors often recommend vascular surgery to treat your diagnosis.

Your condition is more advanced

Earlier stage vascular conditions are easier to treat through more conservative measures. If our doctors determine your veins have severe damage, surgery might be the only option to fully restore your vascular health. 

Take advantage of minimally invasive vascular surgery

It can be scary to learn you need surgery, but vascular surgical treatments have advanced significantly. Our doctors offer the most minimally invasive surgical treatments possible, using state-of-the-art technology, that offer the most straightforward recovery.

At Advanced Vein and Laser Center, our doctors treat patients at two conveniently located clinics in York and Lancaster, PA. If you’re experiencing symptoms that indicate you might need vascular surgery, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment for a full evaluation and to discuss your options.

To make your initial appointment, call us at our clinic in your preferred location.

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