As a board-certified vein specialist and surgeon in Hampton Roads, Dr. Surya Challa gets asked about varicose vein treatments all the time. Unfortunately, many of the concerns that people share with him aren’t based in fact. When it comes to vein treatments, misinformation abounds!
To set the record straight, here are 3 myths about varicose vein treatments that we’d like to dispel:
We ensure your comfort by numbing your treatment area before any procedure. Dr. Challa utilizes the most advanced imaging technology and techniques to provide efficient, minimally-invasive treatments.
You can’t walk for days.
In fact, the opposite is true. We encourage you to walk immediately following your procedure to encourage healthy blood flow. Most treatments require only a small incision that heals rapidly.
However, you should plan on taking a day or two off work for rest, and avoiding vigorous exercise for at least a week.
It doesn’t work.
Dr. Challa’s expert vein treatments do work! When you are receiving care with Dr. Challa, you are being treated by the best of the best. Dr. Challa has performed well over 500 ambulatory phlebotomy procedures to relieve varicose veins, venous insufficiency, restless leg syndrome, and venous disease. What’s more, Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This allows Dr. Challa to conduct vascular testing to help determine diseases and complications prior to treatment.