Do you suffer from leg swelling, cramping, pain, heaviness, extreme skin dryness, itching, discoloration in the lower legs, varicose veins, spider veins, or restless legs? Have you had previous vein stripping, sclerotherapy, or other vein procedures without success? At the Vein Center of Nevada we treat more than just the cosmetic effects of varicose veins. We specialize in finding and treating the underlying cause Our physicians are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of venous disease. Venous disease includes conditions such as, venous insufficiency or venous reflux, phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, and vein compression syndrome. Please call our office today at 702-384-0022 for a consultation.
LOWER EXTREMITY VENOUS ULTRASOUND
A thorough ultrasound of the deep and superficial leg veins including vein mapping for the diagnosis of deep and superficial venous reflux, deep vein thrombosis and superficial venous thrombophlebitis.
An outpatient diagnostic test performed in the hospital to visualize abdominal, pelvic and lower extremity veins. Used in the diagnosis of vein compression syndrome, inferior vena cava, iliac vein or leg vein thrombosis.
RADIOFREQUENCY (ClosureFast), LASER (VenaCureEVLT), MECHANOCHEMICAL (ClariVein), and CHEMICAL (Varithena)
* Radiofrequency Ablation Performed in the office under local anesthesia. The physician will position a catheter into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. Tumescent anesthesia is then infiltrated around the vein and catheter to anesthetize and cool the leg. After delivery of tumescent the catheter is turned on and delivers heat to the vein wall, causing it to shrink and the vein to seal closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute to other healthy veins.
*Endovenous Laser Ablation Performed in the office under local anesthesia. The physician will insert a thin fiber into the damaged vein through a small opening in the skin. Tumescent anesthesia is then infiltrated around the vein and fiber to anesthetize and cool the leg. After delivery of tumescent the laser is turned on emitting light through the fiber delivering just the right amount of energy. The targeted tissue reacts with the light energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute to other healthy veins.
*Mechanochemical Ablation Performed in the office under local anesthesia. The physician will insert a thin catheter into the diseased vein through the skin. The catheter is a unique infusion device with a rotating tip. Once placed inside the vein the tip of the catheter is set in motion inside the vessel delivering a sclerosing agent. The medicine is delivered through the unique rotating tip of the catheter allowing for 360 degree coverage of the vessel. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will reroute to other healthy veins.
*Chemical Ablation - Performed in the office. Usually only topical anesthesia is required. The physician administers a small amount of polidocanol injectable foam through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein. The foam fills and treats the desired section of the vein. The diseased vein collapses and the foam is deactivated. When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby.
SCLEROTHERAPY AND PHLEBECTOMY
* Sclerotherapy - Performed in the office. No anesthesia required. The sclerosing agent Asclera (polidocanol) is injected into the vein by the physician using a tiny needle. It is used to treat uncomplicated spider or reticular veins (veins no larger than 3 mm. in diameter).
*Phlebectomy- Performed in the office under local anesthesia. The physician thoroughly anesthetizes the area. Small incisions are made overlying the vein. The vein is then removed in sections using a special device. The incisions are closed using steri-strip bandages. No sutures are required. The phlebectomy procedure removes large ropy varicose veins where other methods will not work.
THROMBECTOMY AND VEIN STENTING
Thrombectomy is performed in the hospital on an inpatient basis and vein stenting is performed in the hospital typically on an outpatient basis. Thrombectomy is the removal of deep vein blood clots by the physician using special procedures and devices. Vein stenting is used in the treatment of vein compression syndrome to assist in keeping the specific vein open to prevent future blood clots from forming.
Our main concern at the Vein Center of Nevada is patient satisfaction and comfort. We offer additional pain prevention methods to ensure that your experience is as pain free as possible. We look forward to helping improve your vein health.
Dr. Mohi Alkadri was born in Syria and received his medical degree from O6U University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed both his Internal Medicine and Cardiology Fellowship, as well as a Fellowship in Heart Failure and Transplantation at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. ...more
Dr. James Lally is from Pennsylvania and graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2000. His fellowship was completed at Lankenau Hospital (Wynnewood, PA); his residency was completed at George Washington University (Washington, DC). ...more
Dr. Georges Tanbe was born in Thionville, France and grew up in Syria. He graduated from the University of Aleppo with a medical degree in 2005. He completed his internal medicine residency at Tufts University and went on to complete his cardiovascular fellowship training at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He then joined the University of Massachusetts were ...more
Joanna Thompson, RPhS, RVT, RDCS Registered Phlebology Sonographer through Cardiovascular Credentialing International, Registered Vascular Technologist and Registered Diagnosic Cardiac Sonographer through the American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers.
Janelle Suggett, RVT, RDCS Registered Vascular Technologist and Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer through the American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers.
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