Veins Don't Have To Be A Pain.
At the Arkansas Vein Center, we help relieve the pain caused by varicose veins and restore a more youthful appearance of legs impacted by spider veins.
Our team, comprised of Interventional Radioloigists, nurses and vascular certified ultrasound technologists, have extensive experience in vein diagnosis and treatment. Our experts will evaluate your symptoms then discuss the best treatment plan for you. EVLT, VNUS Closure® Procedure, Phlebectomy, and Sclerotherapy are offered and we will ensure that all of your questions are answered! We provide customers with state of the art technology and first class service.
The Arkansas Vein Center is conveniently located in the Doctors Building; 500 S. University Avenue, Suite 101 in Little Rock.
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Most major insurance companies and Medicare now cover the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins. This includes the modern endovenous ablation procedures and micro-incision phlebectomy of large veins. The initial consultation (office visit) is also usually covered as well. Treatment of spider veins, regardless of symptoms, is considered cosmetic by insurance companies and is not covered. Click here for FAQ's on Venous Disease
Dr. Jean Matchett discusses general information about varicose veins and spider veins with KATV's Melinda Mayo on Good Morning Arkansas (August 2010). Click here to watch the interview.
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Minimally invasive, non-surgical; local rather than general, anesthetic
Little or no discomfort, low risk of infection
Quick recovery, no significant scars or stitches
Proven excellence in long-term effectiveness
At the Arkansas Vein Center, we are pleased to offer the VNUS Closure® procedure, in addition to other treatment modalities for comprehensive management of vein disease. The Closure procedure is a minimally invasive treatment alternative for patients with a condition known as superficial venous reflux, which often results in varicose veins and other painful symptoms. Varicose veins are known for their distinctive blue color and bulging appearance under the skin. They afflict an estimated 10%-20% of the adult population. In the United States, that translates into 20-25 million people, the majority of whom are women.
Your legs are made up of a network of veins. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. This can cause blood to pool in your legs and lead to symptoms such as pain, swelling, swollen limbs, leg heaviness and fatigue, skin changes and skin ulcers, and varicose veins.
The VNUS® Closure procedure, an alternative treatment option to traditional vein stripping surgery, brings state-of-the-art technology to an age-old disease.
The Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, our physician will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein, through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. As the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn, the vein wall is heated, causing the collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid healing. We encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
Patients who undergo the Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within a day.