Missoula Surgical Associates will be holding a Free Vein Assessment on Saturday, June 2nd from 9AM-12PM on the 5th floor of the Broadway Building.
Missoula Surgical Associates is a General Surgery practice who have been practicing in Missoula for over 25 years. Our board certified surgeon’s consist of Dr. Stacie Campo, Dr. Louis Kattine, Dr. Charles Swannack and Dr. Brad Pickhardt. We provide a number of services such as bariatric surgery, breast and colon cancer surgery, hernia repair, Da Vinci robotic surgery, gallbladder removal and various varicose vein procedures.
What are Varicose Veins?
Have you even seen someone with windy, rope like, bulgy veins? Those are varicose veins. But what a lot of people don’t know is that the veins deep inside of the leg can also become diseased. It’s not just a cosmetic issue, but a chronic medical issue that just gets worse.
Varicose veins occur when small, one-way valves inside the vessels stop working properly. These valves are responsible for guiding blood back to the heart. When the valve doesn’t work properly, blood can reflux back into the vessel leading to swelling and varicosity. For those fisherman or fisherwomen out there, it’s sort of like an Eddie in a river.
Varicose veins commonly appear in the lower legs, because these vessels push blood up the body, against gravity. This makes these veins more susceptible to damage over time. Once the damage occurs, pressure in the vein builds up, causing the vein to swell. The problem can continue to worsen, leading to leg pain, burning, leg heaviness, leg cramps at night, skin changes and even open wounds.
What are the risk factors?
- Prolonged periods of standing
What are the treatment options?
There are many options to choose from and we will help you choose the right one for you. Some treatment options use a laser, some use radiofrequency and some use a medical grade adhesive.
This event will allow those who have questions to speak with our surgeon’s one on one to learn more about varicose veins and the various treatment options that exist today.
More information available HERE.