Heart and Vascular - Vein Disease
More than 25 million adult Americans have some type of varicose veins. For some of these people, their veins may be masking a serious condition called venous reflux disease. If untreated, venous reflux can cause vein valve damage, chronic wound issues and ulceration, adversely impacting a person's quality of life. Leg Health Checks are available.
Providence and Saint John Cardiologist Venkat Pasnoori, M.D., has begun treating patients with an innovative procedure at the Providence Medical Group Cardiology office in Kansas City, Kan.
Unlike other vein treatments that treat veins surgically or cosmetically, Dr. Pasnoori's procedure treats venous reflux with a minimally invasive radio frequency ablation that effectively shrinks the diseased vein.
Best of all, the procedure is virtually painless and recovery is quick. Patients can go back to work immediately. For people in professions involving standing for a long period of time, this procedure can bring real relief.
"We have already had great results from this procedure," Dr. Pasnoori explains. "It provides immediate relief for people with swollen, painful legs."
Symptoms of venous reflux disease include pain, swelling and heavy-feeling legs, visible varicose veins and discoloration. The condition affects women more than men, especially women who are over 50, on their feet a lot, or overweight.
Venous reflux disease can be diagnosed quickly and painlessly in either of Dr. Pasnoori's offices, and the procedure is currently being performed at the Lansing office.
Venous reflux disease can be diagnosed quickly. Call 913-596-7224 to learn more.