Think of your veins as tiny, hollow tubes with valves that allow blood to flow toward your heart. Diseases, or problems in your veins that damage the valves — such as varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) — can cause blood to build up in areas of your body (“venous insufficiency”) or even cause it to flow backwards. This can lead to dangerous blood clots and other vein-related conditions.
Our venous treatment programs focus on preventing advanced vein disease and repairing damaged veins so they are as functional as possible. Treatments commonly involve:
Our caring, skilled vascular specialists offer you:
To improve the health of your veins and decrease your chance of additional medical complications, your Aurora doctors will talk to you about the following treatment options:
Anticoagulants can help block the blood-clotting process, so clots cannot form in your veins. Learn more about our anticoagulation clinics.
Treatments for vein problems can often be completed using a tiny tube called a catheter. In many cases, you can go home the same day of your procedure.
Common minimally invasive vascular procedures include:
Learn more about varicose vein treatments.
More serious vein-related conditions may require surgery, including:
As experts in vascular medicine and surgery, we offer advanced treatment for these common vein conditions: