Varicose vein clinic in the West Island
Why choose our varicose vein clinic?
Our clinic is located in the Westisland of Montreal in Pointe-Claire. Dr Lafond and Mandeville are recognized across the region as leaders in phlebology. They take in charge of all types of varicose and spider veins patients. They received their phlebologist training and certificate in Canada and Europe.
Ultrasound device and optical fiber light (Vein-light) are used to locate the deepest veins. These are responsible for superficial varicose and spider veins. Long time results are, in part, attributable to the use of these high-tech and high-performance technics.
What is varicose vein disease?
It is a hereditary disease. The sick veins are not efficient. Thus, instead of going up toward the heart, the blood goes down, a situation we call “reflux”. As a result, this causes veins to dilate, twist and bulge.
Varicose veins can be classified into three types. Firstly, trunk veins which impact larger veins, secondly, reticulars which are more generally distributed and easily spotted, and finally, telangiectasia or spider veins. The last two types are the cause of the most frequent consultation. The nurse will inject those patients while doctors will use the ultrasound guides foam (echosclerosis) for major varicoses.
What are the complications of the disease?
Some complications include eczema and varicose ulcers in the ankles and legs. Others, such as thrombosis, blood clots in a deep vein and pulmonary embolism, are rare.
What will happen during my first visit to your clinic?
The doctor will ask you a series of questions.Then, he proceeds with an physical examination. Regularly, he will perform an ultrasound and/or the optical fiber light. It helps to to specify a diagnostic and determine the best approach. This step is crucial to obtain optimal long term results.
In approximately 20 to 40% of cases an agressive approach like foam echosclerosis or laser are necessary. Otherwise, standard injections are appropriate . Usually, it can be done by the nurse or by the doctor during your first visit.
We strongly recommend you to wear compressive stockings two weeks after. In addition, it will improve results and comfort.