Avera Veradia Vein Center
Contact Avera Veradia Vein Center
Find relief for tired, achy legs and unsightly veins. Contact Avera Veradia Vein Center in Sioux Falls, SD, at 605-322-VEIN (8346).
The specialists at Avera Veradia Vein Center in Sioux Falls, SD, concentrate solely on treating varicose veins, spider veins, and other medical conditions using interventional radiology. We offer a less invasive alternative to a variety of traditional surgeries and treatments.
Top Reasons to See a Vein Specialist
Are tired, achy legs slowing you down? Does the appearance of your veins make you shy away from wearing shorts or a swim suit? Here are top reasons you might want to consider seeing a vein specialist:
- Tiredness, restlessness, burning, throbbing, tingling, heaviness or swelling in the legs
- Veins that have become swollen, red, or very tender or warm to the touch
- Sores or a rash on the leg or near the ankle
- Skin on the ankle and calf that has become thick and changes color
- Bleeding from varicose veins
- Leg symptoms that interfere with daily activities
- Distress over the appearance of the veins
Varicose and Spider Veins
Common vein conditions include varicose veins and spider veins. Varicose veins are large “roping veins” in the leg, while spider veins look more like purple lines on the skin. While spider veins are unsightly, they don’t cause the uncomfortable symptoms like varicose veins do.
Varicose veins affect 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men. They are most often related to failure of valves in the veins, which happens for no known cause. Blood doesn’t flow in the right direction – toward the heart – causing increased pressure in the veins. The great saphenous vein in the leg is most often affected. Treatment essentially destroys the vein, and other veins in the leg take over to provide adequate circulation.
The condition runs in families, and is more common in people who are heavy, people who work in standing occupations, as well as in women who have had children – especially more than one.
The Latest Treatments
Vein issues can be addressed by minimally invasive techniques, including endovenous ablation and/or sclerotherapy. Endovenous ablation is an outpatient procedure that involves using either a laser or radiofrequency device to shut down problem varicose veins. Research with up to five years of follow up has shown a success rate of 93 to 98% for this form of treatment.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a small amount of chemical into veins to “clean up” spider veins which aren’t painful, but are cosmetically unsightly.
In the past, surgical stripping to remove the great saphenous vein was the common treatment for varicose veins to remove the great saphenous vein. Today, minimally invasive procedures can be done on an outpatient basis, and involve very little pain or discomfort. In fact, many patients go back to work the same day.
Avera Veradia also treats uterine fibroids, very common non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. While fibroids do not always cause symptoms, their size and location can lead to problems for some women, including pain and heavy bleeding. We use a minimally invasive technique known as uterine fibroid embolization.
Pain-Free Solution for Husband and Wife
Both Angie and Josh Holz of Larchwood, IA, were living with painful varicose veins that impacted their quality of life. Thanks to the expertise at Avera Veradia Vein Center, they found the pain-free solution they were looking for.
Angie was dealing with severe varicose veins and blood clots that got worse after each pregnancy. Because Josh worked long hours at the grain elevator, he needed relief from his bulging pain simply to do his job. Both Josh and Angie are extremely happy with their results. In fact, their only regret is not coming to Avera Veradia Vein Center years ago!
Other Patients Say…
“The pain is totally gone. My legs look great, they feel great and I would do it again in a heartbeat if I could. I’m sleeping better and feeling better during the day.” – Patti Witt
“My experience was 100% successful. No pain, no big deal. I am wearing skirts for the first time in years! I can now go to the pool and do things with my boys without being so stressed out and embarrassed about my legs.” – Jasele Brue
Patient Information Forms
To save time, print and fill out these forms in advance of your appointments: New Patient Information and Venous History.
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