Hunt Regional's Vein Center
Venous Disease Care in Greenville, Texas
Did you know that 40 million Americans, like Leslie Killgore, suffer daily with painful, swollen legs as a result of venous disease? This condition is the result of faulty valves in the veins and is referred to as venous insufficiency.
In a healthy vein, there are one-way valves that allow the blood to move toward the heart, but not away from it. In a diseased vein, these valves do not work properly, and allow the blood to fall downward in between heartbeats.
This back and forth motion of blood leads to an increased venous blood pressure resulting in inflammation of the tissues around the vein. This is what causes varicose and spider veins to form. Left untreated, especially in the case of varicose veins, this inflammation only worsens over time and may lead to complications.
We can help.
Why Choose Our Vein Center?
Prevention is always the first line of defense, especially for those who have risk factors for venous disease. You can reduce your chances of developing a vein condition by:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Exercising on a regular basis
- Not smoking
- Not standing or sitting for extended periods of time
And for some people who do develop a condition, the continuous use of compression stockings is enough to keep it under control. However, when the pain and inflammation of veins persists, medical intervention may become necessary.
At Hunt Regional’s Vein Center, our specialists perform two main types of minimally-invasive treatments for patients with persistent or worsening pain:
- Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) for varicose veins
- Sclerotherapy for spider veins
In addition to relieving symptoms almost immediately, these treatments are performed as outpatient procedures. This means that most patients are able to resume normal activities on the same day of their treatment.
Learn more about our treatments for vein conditions.
Our Vein Center is at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas, located at the following address:
4211 Joe Ramsey Blvd. Suite 100
Greenville, Texas 75401
Please contact us with any questions that you may have. You can also take our Vein Disease Self-Assessment, to help determine if it’s time to consult with a physician.