Vein Care Services
The Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore Medical Center now offers comprehensive Vein Care Services
The sooner the treatment, the quicker to overall better health
Venous Insufficiency is a medical condition in which veins in the body are not able to pump blood back to the heart, most often occurring in the legs. This causes blood to pool in the blood vessels, eventually, becoming enlarged over time. Venous insufficiency may occur if veins are obstructed or if the valves are no longer providing for only one-way flow, as veins should. Untreated chronic venous insufficiency in the deep or superficial venous system can cause pain, swelling, skin changes and eventual tissue breakdown.
Fortunately, the Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore Medical Center now conveniently offers patients venous ultrasound as well as venous ablations when medically necessary. Venous Ultrasound is a non-invasive way of detecting venous obstructions and can evaluate valve function by determining the direction of blood flow. Our center offers in-office ultrasounds and ablations, without extended scheduling wait times or having to go to another medical center or physician office.
Venous Leg Ulcers can be hard to heal. People who develop ulcers are at risk for getting infections, causing wounds that can prevent you from doing your daily routines. Damaged veins can be caused by a trauma, obesity, pregnancy, prolonged standing or can even be hereditary:
- Varicose veins
- Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT or blood clot)
- Venous leg ulcers
- Swollen legs and feet
- Dry, itchy skin
- Brown discoloration of the skin
- Leg pain when legs are down
- Pain that may go away when walking
Our Vein Care Center conveniently offers advanced, minimally-invasive ablation outpatient procedures for qualified patients. As a leader in heal rates, our goal is to bring quality focus to patients with venous disease. When vein dysfunction leads to a venous leg ulcer, our Vein Care Center team collaborates with our Wound Care Center team of podiatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, infectious disease specialists, magnet nurses and techs to heal each patients’ wound with advanced outpatient care. Better venous diagnosis and treatment gives patients the ability to heal faster and prevent future ulcers.