If you suffer from varicose veins, you know the impact they can make on your life
You used to have legs you loved to show off, but now the twisted and gnarled appearance of varicose veins makes you keep them under cover. Your varicose veins may also be painful, and they certainly make you feel older than you want to feel. But you don’t have to suffer with varicose veins. Instead, varicose vein treatment can be accomplished gently, painlessly, is often covered by insurance, and can leave you varicose-vein-free for years to come.
Using his unique approach, Dr. Dominic Pedulla of the Oklahoma Vein & Endovascular Center can help restore your great-looking legs. To learn more about the Pedulla Approach to varicose ve
ins and how it can help you, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are swollen, contorted veins. They are caused when blood flows backward in the veins instead of making it to the heart. This happens most commonly in the legs, where the heart and other muscles responsible for moving the blood have to fight gravity to get the blood to the heart. As we age, the muscles are unable to do this, and the valves that are supposed to prevent the backflow of blood can weaken and fail. As a result, blood flows down rather than toward the heart, and pools in the veins, enlarging and twisting them.
Anyone could be at risk for varicose veins, but women are more likely to have them than men. You are also at an increased risk if your parents or other family members had varicose veins. And the risk increases as we age, with obesity, and with pregnancy.
Fortunately, treatment can remove varicose veins, so that you can be varicose vein free for up to three years with the Pedulla Approach.
The Pedulla Approach
Varicose vein specialist in Oklahoma City, Dr. Dominic Pedulla developed the Pedulla Approach by drawing on his more than 20 years’ experience as a triple board-certified doctor (cardiology, vein diseases, and vascular medicine) for whom diagnosis and treatment of vascular problems was a matter of life and death. The Pedulla Approach begins with detailed ultrasonic imaging to determine exactly where the problem is. Many times, the problem is in a larger vein, even though it is smaller veins that are visible. And as a result of treating the larger vein, all or nearly all of the other veins that feed into it will improve within the next two weeks, although some of them may require additional treatment.
Once Dr. Pedulla determines where the problem is, he treats it using the gentlest technique available. With Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT® for short) there is no surgery, no incision, and no scar–just a tiny entry point, smaller than the tip of a pencil. It requires only local anesthesia. Other practices may say that they offer minimally-invasive treatment, but you will find that in many cases they will say your problem requires surgery. That is because with their approach they must still make use of a surgical procedure such as removal or some other such procedure through an incision to eliminate the bulging vein. With our approach, treatments are restricted to those which can be performed 100% from the inside of the abnormal blood vessel, so that there is absolutely no pain, inflammation, or trauma to any of the surrounding tissues, something that never can be claimed in other centers.
At Oklahoma Vein & Endovascular Center–100% of our procedures are minimally-invasive. This makes them even more effective because only abnormal veins are affected. Surgical techniques, even microsurgical techniques can cause new blood vessels to grow because surgical bruising triggers inflammatory stimulus that includes blood vessel growth triggers.
After all visible problems are treated, Dr. Pedulla will use his imaging expertise to look for impending problems with other veins below the skin. These are the varicose veins yet to be, which may take a year or more to surface.
A Patient-Centered Experience
At the Oklahoma Vein & Endovascular Center, we promise that not only will you receive unparalleled treatment of your varicose veins, but also that your patient experience will be the most pleasant experience available. From your first contact with us to the moment your treatment is complete, we will do everything in our power to make your experience a magnificent one.
To learn more about the Oklahoma Vein & Endovascular Center and our guaranteed gentle treatment plan for varicose veins, please call or email us today for a free, no-obligation consultation in Oklahoma City.