Surgical Associates of Conway
General and Vascular Surgery
525 Western Avenue, Suite 203 Conway, AR 72034

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are dilated veins. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins in your lower body.

For many people, varicose veins and spider veins — a common, mild and medically insignificant variation of varicose veins — are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Varicose veins may also be a precursor to chronic venous insufficiency which can be a disabling medical condition.

Varicose veins are a common condition in the United States, affecting up to 15 percent of men and up to 25 percent of women. The treatment options for painful varicose veins include the Closure Procedure and the VenaCure Laser Ablation treatment. Both systems close a large vein that acts as a conduit allowing blood to flow backwards into the leg. Closing that conduit reduces the amount of blood that pools in the leg thus decreasing venous pressure resulting in decompression of the varices.