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Santa Monica Vein Center

 Treatment of Giant Varicose Veins
Varicose veins can come in all shapes and sizes and can occur on the feet, legs, and thighs. It's very important to evaluate varicose vein problems early in order to prevent future damage to the circulation and to begin proper therapeutic measures to ensure a healthy circulatory system.
In most men and women, Adult-Onset varicose veins usually occur as a result of a benign medical condition known as Venous insufficiency in which the valves of the leg veins do not properly return blood back to the heart. Ongoing venous insufficiency can cause symptomatic pain, discomfort in the legs, early muscle fatigue, swelling, chronic edema, and changes in skin texture and color in the lower legs and ankles. The onset of venous insufficiency can be acute or chronic and can help diagnose an underlying vein problem.
There are a number of treatments used to treat venous insufficiency and giant varicose veins in the legs and thighs. All therapies begin with a proper diagnostic exam that includes infrared veinoscopy, ultrasound examination of the legs, vein mapping, history and physical, and upright and supine vein examination. Treatments include surgery, endovenous laser ablation of the abnormal vein segment, injection sclerotherapy, micro vein stripping, laser vein removal, RF Vein removal, and EVLT.
Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian and Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian are board certified experts in vein surgery and can help remove and treat abnormal varicose veins in the legs and thighs using the most minimal invasive and efficient techniques, including laser vein removal and surgery. To schedule a consultation at the Santa Monica Vein Center, please call 310-998-5533.