Varicose veins can be a painful and unsightly condition, but fortunately, there are treatments available to help alleviate symptoms and reduce the risk of further complications. At MINT, our doctors have extensive experience treating varicose veins and the recurrence rate is low. However, varicose veins are caused by chronic vein disease that could develop new varicose veins, so leg health must be constantly monitored after the procedure. Dr.
Goke Akinwande, a vascular specialist at the Institute for Non-Surgical Therapy of the Midwest (MINT), formed by a fellowship, has extensive experience treating varicose veins and is highly knowledgeable in alleviating symptoms and curing the underlying cause. When patients report this symptom, doctors usually check their potassium and calcium levels, but they rarely refer patients to a venous Doppler exam, even if patients' symptoms worsen after standing up if they have physical signs of venous insufficiency, such as spider veins or skin changes.
Thomas Wright, M. D., one of the first more than 200 surgeons in the country to obtain certification in phlebology from the American Board of Phlebology, attended Duke University for his undergraduate degree and earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.
He completed his residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has authored and presented several scientific articles on surgical techniques in the treatment of venous insufficiency. Recent medical research published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery showed that 22% of patients with restless legs syndrome also have venous insufficiency, as revealed by the Doppler exam. Because the two conditions have similar presentations, it's important to consider vascular and neurological problems. The Laser Lipo & Vein Center is a medical office that incorporates advanced and innovative medical technology in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Thomas Wright is dedicated to educating and treating patients who have varicose veins, spider veins and many other venous problems. Endovenous laser treatment is a treatment alternative to surgical removal of the greater saphenous vein. A small laser fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a needle puncture in the skin and pulses of laser light are sent into the vein, causing it to collapse and close tightly. The procedure is performed in the office under local anaesthesia and after it's done, a bandage or compression hose is placed on the treated leg.
At Laser Lipo & Vein Center we also treat smaller veins with a combination of sclerotherapy and Veinwave techniques. Wright's office is the only practice in the area that accepts and is accredited with all of the insurance companies in the region, often making them the most affordable provider of these services. In addition, Laser Lipo performs non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures as determined by you and Dr. Wright.
CoolTouch laser treatment has success rates greater than 95%, and if the vein reopens, which is rare, patients can be treated again with the same quick and easy laser procedure. Most health insurance plans will pay for the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic vein disease. At MINT we understand that varicose veins can be an uncomfortable condition that affects your daily life. That's why we strive to provide our patients with comprehensive care that addresses their individual needs. Our team of experienced vascular specialists are dedicated to providing you with personalized care that will help you achieve your desired results. If you're looking for an experienced vascular specialist in St Louis who can provide you with effective treatments for your vein disease, look no further than MINT! Our team of experts has extensive experience treating varicose veins with success rates greater than 95%.
We accept all major insurance plans so you can get access to quality care without breaking your budget.