At the Rutland Heart Center, our specially trained radiologists, cardiologists and general surgeons provide expert diagnosis and treatment for a range of vascular conditions, including varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease and femoral artery disease.
Vascular disease can affect all types of blood vessels and causes poor circulation accompanied by a variety of symptoms, including:
- Non-healing wounds
- Numbness, weakness or heaviness in muscles
- Restricted mobility
- Skin changes, such as thinning skin or decreased skin temperature
- Thick, opaque toenails
- Diminished pulses in the legs and feet
- Hair loss on the legs
- Reddish-blue discoloration of arms or legs
If you are experiencing symptoms of vascular disease, the specialists at the Rutland Heart Center will use the latest technology and techniques to diagnose and treat your condition. Based on a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and health history, we will recommend a treatment plan that is right for you.
Varicose Vein Treatment
If you have unsightly or uncomfortable varicose veins, the experienced physicians at Rutland Heart Center will evaluate your condition and recommend a treatment plan that is right for you.
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that commonly appear in the legs. They are caused by weakened or damaged valves that allow blood to collect in the veins. Although varicose veins are not considered to be a serious medical condition, they can be unpleasant and painful and can sometimes lead to more serious medical problems. Our specialists offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical varicose vein treatment options, including:
- Elevating your legs. Your doctor may recommend elevating your legs several times a day to reduce swelling and relieve other symptoms.
- Compression stockings. Wearing elastic stockings every day will squeeze your veins to prevent blood from pooling.
- Sclerotherapy. The most common treatment for varicose veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a saline or chemical solution into your varicose vein, which causes the vein to scar and forces blood to reroute through healthier veins.
- Thermal ablation. Thermal ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that uses lasers or radiofrequency energy to deliver heat that destroys your varicose vein.
- Vein stripping. Vein stripping is a traditional surgical method to remove varicose veins.
- Microphlebectomy. Special tools inserted through small incisions are used to remove varicose veins.
If you require surgical treatment for varicose veins, our specialists will refer you to Rutland General Surgery for treatment.