Varicose Vein Clinic
Did you know that varicose veins are among the leading medical problems associated with adult men and women be on the age of 40. Varicose veins have a tendency to get larger with advanced age, genetic predisposition, and exercise induced variables that can cause swelling and disruption of venous circulation.
there are several different types of doctors that come to mind when dealing with varicose veins. Although dermatologist and internal medicine specialists can help diagnose varicose veins, it is best to go to a board-certified vein surgeon who understands the complexities of Venus related varicose veins and who has the experience to manage and remove varicose veins from the legs.
Varicose veins can cause many different health problems including leg pain, cramps, leg discomfort, swelling, and disruption of the circulation. problems with your varicose veins and noticed small thread spider veins or larger bulging varicose veins and live in the vicinity of Beirut Lebanon, our American board-certified surgeon can help you manage your issues in a professional, safe, and modern surgical center with the latest technology.
Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has additional training and board certification in vein surgery. In fact, he is the only vein surgeon in the United States who is board-certified in plastic surgery and also board-certified in vein surgery. His offices in Beirut Lebanon focus on the most complex varicose vein issues and Dr. Karamanoukian can facilitate your care with the upmost level of safety and professionalism.
What is a varicose vein?
A varicose vein represents an abnormal vein in the body that no longer has the ability to efficiently transfer blood from lower leg to the upper leg. When this problem occurs as a result of dysfunctional valves in normal veins, the elastic collagen in the vein wall begins to deteriorate and ultimately cause dilation and bulging of an otherwise normal vein. When this occurs over and over again in the legs, varicose veins begin to disrupt the normal channels of the circulatory system causing the blood to stagnate in the lower legs. Patients who have varicose veins either see large bulging veins in the legs or begin to develop leg pain discomfort as a result of the stagnant blood that is pooling in the legs and ankles.
Choosing a vein center in Beirut Lebanon
Varicose vein surgery used to require long periods of debility and recovery but with the advent of laser-based treatments, patients can walk around and resume normal activity within hours if not days after the procedure. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian and Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian are both board-certified vein surgeons who have been educated and trained in the United States and have high levels of academic excellence in the management of varicose veins. The development of varicose veins should be treated early in order to reverse damage to the blood supply and improve the overall quality of your circulatory health. Delaying varicose vein treatments, according to Surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, can cause long-term problems and are more difficult to treat.
Kare Beirut for varicose veins
In Beirut Lebanon, Kare Beirut represents the highest level of academic and clinical excellence in plastic surgery and vein surgery. Who better to treat your varicose veins than a board certified vein surgeons who is also familiar with the elements of plastic and reconstructive surgery so that he can give you optimal vein health and cosmetic improvement in your legs. The treatments performed at Kare Beirut can dramatically improve your vein circulation and improve the look of your legs. Small spider veins as well as larger varicose veins can be treated with laser-based treatments and sclerotherapy in order to eradicate and illuminate vein problems. Dr. Karamanoukian is registered by the lebanese order of physicians and maintains active privileges in US based hospitals. The most advanced techniques are used to treat spider and varicose veins in our clinic and Dr. Karamanoukian will personally oversee your treatment so that you receive the most advanced laser protocols for the elimination of varicose veins.
Risk factors for varicose veins
Sometimes varicose veins can occur on their own, but an astute vein surgeon can help you determine your risk factors for varicose veins in spider veins that occur in adulthood. Age is a single risk factor for varicose veins and men and women both recognize larger and more prominent varicose veins with advanced age. Women are more likely to develop varicose veins during pregnancy, pre-and post-menstruation, menopause, use of hormonal contraceptives, and hormone replacement. Childbirth is a very important risk factor for varicose veins and women often note larger and more prominent varicose veins during pregnancy and immediately after childbirth and breast-feeding. Another risk factor is obesity, standing or sitting for long periods of time, poor circulation, trauma to the legs including surgery and or mechanical trauma to the skin and soft tissue. Family history is an important risk factor and adults will note that they may have other older relatives who have developed varicose veins and or the complications associated with varicose veins. It's important to know that risk factors can sometimes be improved but genetic factors may predispose you to the development of lifelong varicose veins. It's still very important for patients with abundant risk factors for spider and varicose veins to be treated early in life so they don't develop circulatory compromise as adults.
How are veins treated?
spider and varicose veins require an examination to storm to determine the source of the circulatory dysfunction. Patients with small spider veins may respond to lighter treatments with laser and/or injections, whereas larger varicose veins may require a surgical approach or laser-based endovenous laser therapy to illuminate the root cause of the varicose veins. Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in interventional vein treatment using endovenous laser and is one of the most sought after surgeons in the United States for ultrasound guided endovenous laser ablation. In Beirut Lebanon, and a venous ablation can be used to reduce the severity of varicose veins and also illuminate the valve dysfunction that may occur with vein disease.
We would recommend that you start out with a vein consultation to determine the root cause of your varicose veins. Dr. Karamanoukian May examine your legs or me up to perform a laser guided or ultrasound guided assessment of your varicose veins in order to determine the blood flow in the legs.
Spider vein treatment
Spider veins can be eliminated using newer laser and injection base sclerotherapy options that can minimize downtime and reduce the Vizza Bility of small thread like spider veins in the legs and feet. Dr. Karamanoukian has demonstrated his modern techniques for spider vein removal in nationally televised television shows and academic articles that have been published throughout the world. It's important to see an experience plastic surgeon and vein surgeon such as Dr. Karamanoukian to help you resolve and eliminate spider veins that are occurring on your legs. Once laser and injections are used, it is important to maintain good results with spider vein removal in our Beirut clinic by removing any spider veins as they develop.
Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy
Although this may sound like a complicated procedure ultrasound guided sclerotherapy makes sclerotherapy injections much easier by helping the surgeon evaluate and visualize an underlying root varicose vein underneath the skin. Dr. Karamanoukian has demonstrated his approach for ultrasound guided sclerotherapy in many academic formats and uses an ultrasound to guide the sclerosant into an abnormal vein underneath the skin. Once the vein is entered, a small amount of sclerosant medication is used to eliminate and destroy the dysfunctional vein so that it's no longer visible and no longer feeding the smaller spider veins underneath the skin. Patients may require 1 to 3 treatments for ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and these can be done in the office without any form of numbing medication because this is a very tolerable and painless procedure.
Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in a procedure known as form sclerotherapy in which a very small amount of medicine is used to eliminate and scar down visible spider veins that occur underneath the skin. The spider veins often respond to the quick injections and there is often very little need to pursue other modes of laser therapy after foam sclerotherapy. The foam sclerosant is safe and FDA approved in the United States for elimination of smaller spider veins and is used in our Beirut Lebanon clinic to help facilitate resolution of smaller spider veins.
Endovenous laser ablation for large varicose veins
In patients who have very severe disease and who have documented reflux in the vein valves on ultrasound, we may recommend a procedure known as EVLA, or endovenous laser ablation. Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is one of the worlds experts in endovenous laser ablation and can help you improve the circulation in your legs with this no downtime minimally invasive procedure that uses a laser or radio frequency ablation to illuminate problematic varicose veins in your legs. Dr. Karamanoukian for forms these procedures while the patient is awake and a clinic setting with minimal downtime or recovery. The benefits of EVLA, EVLT, and RFA are many including the fact that it is highly effective and minimally invasive. Patients can relax in a comfortable clinic setting and undergo a definitive varicose vein treatment to illuminate leg swelling, large varicose veins, and bulging veins in the legs. EV LA is offered in our Beirut Lebanon clinic at Kare Beirut.
Vein stripping surgery
Dr. Karamanoukian is board-certified in vein surgery and has extensive experience in vein procedures that require a surgical approach. He is one of the few Surgeons who performs a modern version of a vein stripping surgery known as a short incision micro phlebectomy in Beirut Lebanon. These procedures remove small varicose vein branches underneath the skin using the tiniest incisions under local anesthetic. The small incisions are used to isolate and eliminate varicose vein branches they can otherwise harm the cosmetic appearance of legs.
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