Varicose veins are dilated, twisted, protruding veins located in the fatty tissue of the leg. Varicose veins develop over time. They can be result of the failure of the valve in the vessel. Symptoms of varicose veins include pain, heaviness, swelling, and discoloration of the skin.
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Spider veins are bluish or red blood vessels located in the skin of the leg near the surface. They appear as tiny branching lines that at times can resemble a spider’s web, hence their name. Spider veins are not varicose veins and one does not necessarily lead to the other. Spider veins can be fed by deeper vessels known as reticular veins. Spider veins can create pain and burning in the affected leg. Treatment is a cosmetic procedure.
Sclerotherapy is the treatment of veins in the legs through the injection of a “sclerosing” solution into the affected vessel. The solution causes an inflammation in the lining of the vessel, which swells and then eventually closes the vein.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) is a result of varicose veins in your pelvis. Varicose veins (similar to those that can be visible in the legs) occur when the valves in the veins no longer function normally and the blood backs up. The veins become engorged or "congested" which can be very painful.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure that shrinks fibroids and provides relief.
Endovenous thermal ablation is a successful treatment option that replaced venous stripping as a primary treatment for venous disease around 15 years ago. It is performed by an interventional radiologist using radiofrequency or laser to create intense local heat in the varicose vein. Heat is directed through a catheter into a tiny access point in the lower leg to seal the problematic refluxing veins.
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There are many causes of infertility, but approximately 25% of women who have difficulty getting pregnant have a blockage in their fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubal cannulation procedure is done in order to clear any blockage that might be preventing the pregnancy. It is a less invasive procedure compared to surgical procedures and oftentimes performed as an outpatient procedure with a mild sedative.
Sometimes these enlarged veins in the scrotum cause no problems. Sometimes they cause swelling, pain, atrophy, even infertility. If you are one of the unlucky men experiencing this disease, you’ll be glad to hear that EPIC offers a simple and effective solution called varicocele embolization. Performed by our interventional radiologist, varicocele embolization is a safer, less complicated, and significantly less invasive alternative to surgery.