Venous disease includes a number of conditions caused by diseased veins. In your body, veins keep blood flowing to your heart. When they are weak or damaged, blood can flow the wrong way, creating pressure in your veins. When that pressure builds, your veins may become swollen or stretched, slowing blood flow.
Types of venous disease include:
At Wake Forest Baptist Health, one of our top goals is delivering accessible, patient-centered care. Our Vein Services offers outpatient care in the community at our Medical Plaza in Clemmons.
Treatment Options for Venous Disease
We offer a number of treatment options for all types of venous disease:
Compression Therapy: Compression therapy is most often provided through compression stockings, available with a prescription. These stockings relieve the symptoms of venous disease and may even slow its progression.
Wound Care: We offer comprehensive wound care services through our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.
Venous Ablation: This minimally invasive procedure eliminates abnormal veins using a laser. This procedure only requires local anesthesia. Your doctor inserts a catheter into the saphenous vein. The catheter delivers laser that causes the targeted vein to collapse. Patients are able to return to normal activity shortly afterward.