Usually, patients visiting their doctors have a list of complaints. Sometimes even written down, with a worried family member accompanying them. It’s an anxious time for patients, and my job is to offer help and hope.

Quite the opposite is another group of patients. These are the patients coming in for followup visits after vein treatments.  These people are full of goodwill, happily reporting how GOOD they feel.  This is one of the most gratifying experiences that a doctor can have:    seeing his patients dramatically improve and having a complete change in lifestyles as a result of treatment.

Last week we treated  such a patient.  I have been seeing him off and on since 2013.  He had the largest  varicose veins that we have ever seen in our practice and his life was almost completely dominated and  hindered by the nearly constant fatigue, heaviness and pain in his legs.  After 10 minutes of trying to do any kind of work, he would have to stop.  He had to plan all of his days’ schedules of activities around the leg symptoms from which he suffered.

But that was before!  What a different person he is today!   He dropped in for some touchup work and we  saw dramatic improvement in the way that he looks and feels.  He reports that this has completely changed his life and now he is almost unlimited in the activity he can do as a result of the varicose vein treatments.  It was great to talk with him and see his renewed zest for life.  It reminded us….

#1  It can take more than one treatment  to completely get rid of all of the severely diseased veins.  This is a good lesson to relay to other patients who  sometimes get discouraged  with their progress.

#2  Sometimes people think they are too old to get their veins treated.  This patient reminded us that varicose veins can be extremely symptomatic and  have debilitating symptoms, severely limiting even just everyday activities.  We are seeing positive results,  even in elderly patients.







This post was written by Vein and Skin Laser Center | December 13, 2017


This post was written by Vein and Skin Laser Center | December 13, 2017