Why Leslie Killgore Chose Hunt Regional for Varicose Vein Treatment
When most people think of varicose veins (AKA spider veins), they may think it’s just a cosmetic issue. For people like Leslie Killgore, however, they’re much more than that. Varicose veins can cause chronic pain that makes everyday activities difficult. These bulging veins can appear anywhere on the body, but they often affect the legs and feet.
And Leslie is not alone. More than 40 million Americans suffer from vein disease, which contrary to popular belief, actually can lead to further health problems. Vein disease includes varicose veins, spider veins, rope veins and venous veins.
For Leslie, the appearance of the veins bothered her, but not as much as the pain they caused. She lived with the discomfort day by day, unaware of a solution that could get her stride back.
“I noticed an ad for a lunch and learn for people living with painful varicose veins at Hunt Regional Medical Center,” Leslie said. “It was an informative session and the procedure sounded like the answer to my problem.”
Soon after that, Leslie made an appointment at the clinic. It was time for the pain caused by her veins to come to an end.
Expert Care at the Hunt Regional Vascular Clinic
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) is an innovative technology used to treat painful, uncomfortable varicose veins like the ones experienced by Leslie. The great part about EVLT is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it requires no complicated surgery, it’s covered by most medical insurance and Medicare, and it requires little recovery time.
Renewed Quality of Life
Even though Leslie lived with the discomfort and pain of varicose veins for many years, improved quality of life was as simple as a quick, one-hour treatment. It was the decision to seek varicose vein treatment at the Hunt Regional Vascular Clinic that gave Leslie her stride back.
“I am very glad that I made the decision to have my varicose veins treated before they got worse and started causing more health problems,” Leslie said. “[T]he staff at the vein clinic at Hunt Regional Medical Center were so knowledgeable about vein problems. I have been very pleased with my treatment.”
Today, Hunt Regional treats patients like Leslie at its Vein Center.
You can read more stories like Leslie’s by visiting our main Patient Stories page.