Venous Insufficiency Doctor in Southwest Louisiana

What is Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when the veins become incompetent and are not getting blood out of the legs. This can be caused by an obstruction or by venous reflux, which occurs when the valves in the superficial veins stop working properly. This is the most common condition we see and can be debilitating for some patients without treatment.

What are the symptoms of venous insufficiency?

Visit Dr. Carl Fastabend at the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana if you experience any of the following symptoms of venous insufficiency, including:

  • Swelling
  • Leg pain
  • Heavy legs
  • Restless legs
  • Skin changes
  • Varicose and/or spider veins may or may not be present

How is venous insufficiency treated?

The Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana is home to an experienced team of vein specialists who can diagnose and treat a wide range of vein problems, including venous insufficiency. An ultrasound may identify venous reflux, or incompetence of the valves. Once diagnosed, there are effective treatment options available that provide immediate and dramatic improvement.

If you are experiencing symptoms of venous insufficiency, visit the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Fastabend is Louisiana’s only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist who exclusively focuses on vein care. Utilizing advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatment options, Dr. Fastabend offers innovative and results-driven care for the full range of vein problems. Call us today at 337.312.VEIN or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.

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