What happens to your blood flow after Varicose Vein surgery?

Dr. Robert CutchenA number of my vein patients at my Albuquerque vein clinic – Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute – want to know what’s going to happen to the blood flow in their leg(s) once I close the saphenous vein with endovenous laser ablation and eliminate the other varicose veins. They worry about diminished blood flow to and from their legs.

The answer is that blood flow to the leg is provided by the arteries which we don’t treat. Veins remove the blood from the legs and carry it back up to the heart. Varicose veins are broken veins allowing the blood to flow backwards toward the feet. When we eliminate these veins, we actually improved the venous return to the heart. This can help to improve swelling and can definitely get rid of that heavy achy feeling in the leg.

If you are ready to begin treating your varicose veins and stop living with swelling and pain in your legs, please call Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute today to schedule your Free Vein Screening! 505-848-VEIN.