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Performing a Disappearing Act on Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

We’re excited to introduce you to PSC Vein Care! We’ve staffed this new department at the Plastic Surgery Center with experienced providers who can help treat your spider veins, varicose veins, and heavy, swollen legs.

When you visit with us, we’ll use vein mapping to evaluate your veins and create a treatment plan for you. Our providers are performing a disappearing act on spider veins and varicose veins every day.

Let’s look at the causes and different types of vein issues, how we can treat them, and introduce you to our providers.

What Causes Vein Issues?

Factors may include age, heredity, leg injuries, pregnancy, hormonal changes, or prolonged sitting or standing. You may have issues with:

  • Heavy legs
  • Pain in your legs
  • Bulging veins
  • Swelling
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Discoloration
  • Ulcers

What are the Different Types of Vein Problems? 

  • Many patients visit us for Spider Veins. These are clusters of small veins that are not harmful, but people don’t like how they look.
  • Varicose Veins may make your legs feel heavy, tired, or full because your blood is pooling and not flowing in the right direction.
  • However, vein issues are not always a cosmetic issue. They can also be a medical issue that requires attention. A condition called Venous Insufficiency causes most vein problems. This happens when your veins dilate, widen, or stretch. Because of this, the valves in your veins can no longer close, making it difficult for the veins to carry blood back to your heart. Venous Insufficiency is a disease that causes increased pressure in your legs. This leads to swelling, pain, skin color changes, and even ulcers.

How Do We Treat Vein Problems?

You have several options at the PSC Vein Center. 

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a clinically proven, minimally invasive procedure that treats superficial varicose veins and chronic insufficiency with little or no discomfort or downtime. We use heat to close the saphenous veins that contribute to varicose veins in the legs.
  • With Sclerotherapy we directly inject your veins with a solution which causes your blood vessels to close and dissolve. Sclerotherapy is the main treatment option for spider veins.
  • Phlebectomy involves removing medium to large varicose veins through tiny skin punctures that don’t require stitches. This procedure is minimally invasive and is often used for veins we can’t treat with sclerotherapy.

Who Provides Your Treatment?

Finally, we staff PSC Vein Care with providers you can count on. Meet Kerrie, Deanna, and Mellissa.

Kerrie Jilka is a registered vascular technician with both a Master’s degree and Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health and Human Performance. She has extensive knowledge in vein care, as she has specialized in it for over 13 years. She prides herself in providing quality patient care and looks forward to helping her patients get relief from their symptoms.

Deanna Parsons is a board-certified Physician Assistant with more than 20 years’ experience in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care. She graduated from Wichita State University’s Physician Assistant Program. Deanna is dedicated to patient care and enjoys providing great results for her patients.

Mellissa Simko is a board-certified Physician Assistant with more than 15 years’ experience in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care. She graduated from Wichita State University’s Physician Assistant Program. Mellissa is committed to providing the highest standard of patient care for each patient.

Final Thoughts

At PSC Vein Care, we are here for you. Our fully staffed department will help take care of your vein issues. If you’re interested in discussing your vein treatment options, your first step is a consultation at the Plastic Surgery Center with one of our vein specialists. Call 316-688-7500 today to schedule your appointment.