Dr. Max Hutton, M.D. treats patients at the West Bloomfield and Canton, Michigan, locations for Metro Vein Centers. He has vast experience in this field and is frequently consulted for his expertise on effectively and gently treating vascular conditions for patients of all backgrounds. In meeting with a variety of patients with vascular conditions in Michigan, Dr. Sutton has answered some of these common questions about the reasons for getting varicose vein treatment and what to expect about the procedure.
When Should Patients Treat Their Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins can cause significant pain and discomfort if left untreated over time. They can cause swelling in affected areas and cause the patient to lose mobility. Varicose veins may even keep you awake at night because they are associated with restless leg syndrome in some patients. In addition, many people are embarrassed of their appearance with varicose veins and might avoid exposing them. If your varicose veins are interfering with your quality of life, it is time to visit our vein center to seek treatment for this condition.
What is the Procedure for Treating Varicose Veins Like?
Depending on the size, location and severity of your varicose veins, there are three main treatment options available from our vein doctors. Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) relies on radio waves to treat the varicose veins. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) uses a laser to treat the cause of varicose veins and remove existing ones. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a fluid in your varicose veins to stop the valves and cut off their spread. While all of these options require minimal prep and recovery time, sclerotherapy is likely the least painful and least restrictive in terms of how quickly you can get back to your daily activities.
Is the Treatment of Varicose Veins Permanent?
The varicose vein treatment methods employed by the skilled doctors at our vein surgery centers are much more advanced and effective than what other vein centers previously performed on patients with vascular conditions. These three treatment methods all have very high rates of success and deliver lasting results to patients so that you do not have to worry about constantly coming back in to receive additional treatments. The severity of each vascular condition will determine whether any additional or follow-up treatment is necessary in each case, but varicose vein patients generally see immediate and lasting results after one session treatment session from Dr. Hutton.
How Do You Know that the Source of Varicose Veins has Been Fully Treated?
Our knowledgeable and trusted vein doctors use ultrasound technology to examine the area for treatment before beginning any of the varicose vein removal procedures. Our doctors examine ultrasound readings after the varicose vein procedure to ensure that all varicose veins have been treated and closed off. This will also provide insight into whether any additional or follow-up varicose vein treatment is necessary for the patient. While the actual treatment time for these procedures is very quick, the competent doctors on our staff are extremely thorough in examining their patients to ensure that the entire affected area has been sufficiently treated.
As a board-certified member of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Hutton is one of the most highly regarded vein doctors in his field. He currently has more than 25 years of experience treating patients with vein conditions and is a certified member of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Before treating patients at his current locations, Dr. Hutton previously served as the Director of Vascular Surgery at Allegiance Health Systems.