(509) 453-4614 1601 Creekside Loop, Yakima, WA 98902
VeinDynamics is a program of Yakima Vascular Associates, dedicated to the cosmetic and therapeutic treatment of vein problems. To schedule a consultation or to learn more about any of the treatments above, please call at the above number.
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
With endovenous laser therapy, a laser catheter is placed into the abnormal vein feeding the varicose veins. Laser energy/heat then closes the vein from the inside so the vein doesn't have to be removed (stripped). This procedure is performed through a small puncture over the vein (no stitches needed) in the office using local anesthesia (numbing medication). There is minimal pain after the surgery and patients are usually back to work a few days after the procedure. ELVT is performed in our office.
Click below to view a video of the procedure and see the amazing results.
See for yourself the results that can be achieved using the ELVT
Microphlebectomy removes varicose veins through several tiny incisions. No sutures are needed to close the small incisions. The procedure is performed in the office with local anesthesia (numbing medication). There is almost no discomfort with this procedure.
Traditional surgical treatments
Traditional surgical treatments like vein stripping are offered for complicated cases. Surgery is rarely needed with all of the office-based treatment options available today.
Varicose veins are swollen veins on legs or ankles that look like grape clusters or large ropes. Varicose veins can cause dull, aching pain and swelling that is generally worse at the end of the day or after long periods of standing or sitting. In fact, over 40 million people have varicose veins in the U.S. alone - about 25% of women and 15% of men. For some people, untreated varicose veins can lead to skin ulcers, bleeding, or inflammation (phlebitis).
Risk factors may include:
- Family history
- Increased age
- Weakened vein walls
- Pregnancy or multiple pregnancies
- Profession in which you stand for long periods of time
Signs and symptoms:
- Pain in the legs with tiredness and heaviness in the lower legs
- Swelling of the ankle and lower leg
- Discolored, brownish skin near the ankle
- Veins that may bulge or appear twisted for a portion or entire length of your leg
- The skin between the knee and ankle may become swollen, dry, irritated or discolored
- Itching or eczema of the skin between the knee and ankle
- Non-healing open sores near the ankle associated with leg swelling
Spider veins are small, thread-like blood vessels near the surface of the skin. They typically occur in the legs or ankles and only measure 1-2 mm in diameter. They may be red or blue colored and often look like spider webs.
Spider veins can be unsightly and may also cause aching in the legs, especially after long periods of standing or sitting.
Insurance may cover the cost of varicose vein treatment. Our billing coordinators will assist in determining your insurance coverage. Most often, spider vein treatments are not covered by insurance.