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An astonishing 25 million Americans and 15 percent of men suffer from uncomfortable and unsightly varicose veins, but there is good news, you don't have to be one of them. What are varicose veins, you may ask? Well, they are cosmetically unappealing or painful enlarged and twisted rope-like veins that appear near the surface of the skin, primarily in the leg. They are typically found in the legs because standing and walking increase pressure. GMC-Duluth offers an FDA approved treatment option - VenaCure EVLT (endovenous laser treatment).
There are many causes of varicose veins including genetics, obesity, multiple pregnancies, trauma and/or a profession that requires standing for long periods of time. Varicose veins are also common in people over the age of 60.
VenaCure EVLT treatment eliminates unsightly varicose veins with no hospital stay, minimal-to-no scarring, no lengthy recovery and minimal-to-no side effects. The VenaCure EVLT system uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut and help you look and feel better fast. At GMC-Duluth, this procedure is performed by board certified radiologists. Benefits include:
- Treatment in less than an hour
- Up to 98% success rate
- Immediate relief of symptoms
- Return to normal activity immediately – with little or no pain
- No general anesthesia or hospitalization
- Minimal-to-no scarring
- Covered by most insurance
To learn more about this treatment option, visit gmcimaging.org or call 678-312-3444 to schedule an appointment with our board certified radiologists.