Varicose veins are unpleasant to look at and can be very painful, but you don’t have to live with them! Treatment options at the Vein Centers of Connecticut will have you back on your feet doing what you love, almost instantly.
Dr. Alfred Gladstone and Dr. Wanda Kirejczyk have treated everything from superficial spider veins to the most complicated vein issues for 16 years. We have three doctor-run facilities in Madison, New Britain and Wallingford.
Caring for Abnormal Veins
Achy, painful legs should not be accepted as part of the aging process. A lot of our patients say things like, “My legs are tired at the end of the day, they ache, they’re swollen, I have to rest, I can’t play with my kids after I get home from work because I have to lay on the couch and put my legs up, I’m in so much pain.” All of this is coming from their vein issues.
While 80 percent of our patients are female, men can get varicose veins too. One of our male patients had classic vein disease. Backward blood flow in the main thigh vein caused pressurization of the veins downstream, which led to varicose veins.
We were able to utilize the latest and greatest technology to treat his condition – glue! With VenaSeal, a tiny catheter is placed inside the vein to deposit medical adhesive that seals the vein instantly. The best part? Your legs feel better very quickly, so you can go back to normal activities.
I always tell people, after you have it done, you’re going to stand up and go ‘That’s it? That’s what I was nervous about?’ It’s fantastic, it really is. It is very minimally invasive, almost no pain, almost no discomfort, no downtime.
– Dr. Wanda Kirejczyk
A patient may require more than one procedure, depending on the number of abnormal veins in the legs, but the recurrence rate is very low. “When we treat a patient, we treat everything that’s wrong with them, so they can feel better and look better,” says Dr. Gladstone.