Varicose veins are often misunderstood, and often can go untreated. Many people think that varicose and spider veins are just cosmetic issues; however, they can be a serious medical condition.
Venous insufficiency, which causes the appearance of varicose veins, can lead to venous hypertension. This can cause serious inflammatory reactions within the walls of the veins and can weaken your veins and vascular system. This cascade of symptoms can lead to leg aching, heaviness, cramping and fatigue. As vein disease progresses it can also affect the health of your skin. In some circumstances, you may experience discoloration or changes in skin tone, as well as sores or ulcers.
Dr. Thomas Wright, the medical director and Vein Doctor of the St Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center, is a highly regarded vein specialist. He places high emphasis on patient comfort and safety by finding the least invasive vein disease treatments that will deliver the best results.
Dr. Wright is a highly qualified vein doctor in St Louis who can provide the best individualized treatment. Among his certifications and accolades:
· Board-certified in Phlebology
· Among the first 200 doctors to received certification from the American Board of Phlebology
· Named as a Top Phlebologist by HealthTap
· Received patient accolades including “Most Compassionate Doctor Award and “Patient’s Choice” Award
· Authored and presented scientific papers on new surgical vein techniques
· Won honors in 2012 from the American College of Phlebology for original research
· Conducts on-going research to further the understanding of vein disease to improve the specialty.
At Laser Lipo and Vein Center, we provide optimal treatment for varicose veins, capillary spider veins and a variety of benign skin lesions. Our treatments are convenient, safe and effective. We bring the very best minimally invasive treatments to patients with symptomatic or cosmetic vein disorders.
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Symptoms of Vein Disease
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Varicose Vein Prevention
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Myths about Vein Disease
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Facial Vein Problems
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
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Common Questions for your Vein Doctor in St Louis:
Today was my last treatment by Dr. Wright for varicose veins in my right calf. He was able to relieve the pain after the first treatment and, the veins have virtually disappeared. If fear is causing you to put off treatment, don’t wait any longer. At the initial exam and consultation, Dr. Wright and his assistant went out of their way to make sure I understood what was needed. They took care of getting a pre-approval from my insurance in just a few days. Scheduling was easy and, I resumed my normal activities immediately following each appointment.