Frequently Asked Questions

Will My Veins Return after Treatment?
Effective treatment using Venefit® Endovascular Ablation, Ambulatory Phlebectomy and/or Injection Sclerotherapy, is typically longlasting.  Venefit® results show more than 87% of veins treated remain in reflux and symptom free at five years.  With all treatment methods, new veins may appear over time. Varicose veins are rarely ‘cured’ but treatment brings significant symptomatic relief and desired cosmetic results.

How does the Venefit® procedure differ from Laser treatment of Varicose Veins?
Studies have shown that Venefit® radiofrequency ablation produces less postoperative pain and bruising, fewer post-operative complications and greater success in achieving patients’ desired results.

How does the Venefit® procedure differ from vein stripping surgery?
During vein stripping surgery, incisions are made in the groin and calf, and the diseased veins are pulled out of the leg.  With the Venefit® procedure, one small incision is made and the vein is closed and left in place.  The minimally invasive Venefit® technique eliminates the pain, bruising and extended recovery time of traditional vein stripping surgery.

What are spider veins?
Spider veins are formed by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin. Although they can be found anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the face and legs. They usually pose no health threat, but may cause a surprising amount of discomfort in the legs after long periods of sitting or standing.

What can happen to varicose vein disease if left untreated?                          Phlebitis, thrombosis (severe blood clots), spontaneous bleeding and skin ulcers are complications of prolonged varicose vein disease.  If varicose veins are left untreated, smaller abnormal veins may increase in number and are associated with worsening symptoms such as leg pain, swelling, fatigue, skin rash and discoloration.

What may I expect during my initial consultation at Napa Vascular & Vein Center?      
We begin your preliminary consultation at Napa Vascular & Vein Center with a thorough physical examination in combination with an ultrasound to determine the extent of your varicose veins.  With this information, Dr. Brooks creates a personalized treatment plan designed to achieve your desired results.





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