Venous Ulcer Treatment
Venous Ulcer Treatment
What are venous ulcers?
A venous ulcer is a wound or sore caused by a condition called venous insufficiency. Venous ulcers commonly affect the legs, ankles, and feet, and can take years to heal if not properly treated. Venous ulcers are typically red, purple, or brown, and may present a tingling or itching sensation. The ulcer may also be paired with a rash, fever, leg pain, swelling, or cramping.
Venous ulcers are also commonly referred to as venous insufficiency ulcers, varicose ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, leg ulcers, and skin ulcers.
What causes venous ulcers?
When unhealthy vein valves are unable to effectively support the flow of blood back to the heart, blood can pool in the legs, ankles, and feet, creating pressure, swelling (edema), and fluid accumulation. This prevents oxygen from getting to the skin tissue, resulting in thinning of the skin and susceptibility to venous skin ulcers and open sores or wounds that are unable to properly heal.
Venous ulcers are a relatively common condition. Risk factors include family history (genetics), age-related vein valve deterioration, the presence of blood clots or varicose veins, lifestyle factors (such as smoking), jobs that involve sitting or standing for long periods of time, and pregnancy.
Patients with venous ulcers often also experience related complications, such as venous stasis dermatitis.
What happens if venous ulcers are left untreated?
If you think that you have a venous ulcer, it is critical that you see a vascular specialist as soon as possible. Venous ulcers need proper care and treatment to heal properly and prevent infection. An untreated venous ulcer related infection can lead to blood poisoning, infection of the bone, loss of mobility, and other potentially serious conditions.
Venous ulcer treatment options
Venous ulcer treatment is unique to each patient’s situation. Treatment may involve eliminating infection via antibiotics and/or non-invasive vascular surgery to help the vein ulcer heal, as well as resolving the underlying causes of the leg vein ulcer, such as swelling (edema), pressure, varicose veins, and other conditions to prevent future occurrences. Venous ulcer treatment options often include ablation, phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and other minimally invasive procedures.
Board Certified Vascular Surgeon Dr. Paula Muto and her team of leading vein ulcer specialists have more than 25 years of experience and have performed thousands of highly-effective vein ulcer related treatments and procedures. Muto Vein Center offers innovative and comfortable treatment options to resolve vein ulcers on an outpatient basis.
Schedule your free consultation
If you’re suffering from a venous ulcer, it is critical that you seek care as soon as possible. Schedule a free in-person or video consultation with Dr. Muto to discuss your concerns and how we can help.
Insurance + payment
Insurance plans typically cover costs for vein ulcer treatment. Muto Vein Center accepts many types of insurance plans, including private, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. For those paying directly out-of-pocket, we offer exceptional care for a fair and affordable price. Financing options are also available for treatment that is not covered by insurance and for those who choose to pay directly, including HSA, FSA, and CareCredit.
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Why Choose Muto Vein Center?
Experience + Expertise
Dr. Muto is a respected, board-certified vascular surgeon with over 25 years of experience. She has performed thousands of successful vein treatment procedures across the spectrum of lower extremity vascular conditions. You’re in good hands at Muto Vein Center.
We use the latest and most effective, evidence-based, minimally-invasive leg vein treatment techniques and technology to help you successfully resolve your condition—quickly, comfortably, and with little-to-no downtime or disruption to your life.
Results You’ll Love
We understand the physical and mental impact your condition can have and the importance of achieving results that provide relief and help you look your best. Dr. Muto and her team are passionate about helping you achieve results that make you love your legs again.
Above all, we sincerely care about our patients and their satisfaction, happiness, and health. You can trust that we will treat you as a person and not a number, listen to you, work with skill, urgency, and efficiency, and do all we can to make your vein treatment a success.
IAC Accredited Vein Center
The Highest Level of Vascular Care
We are proud to be among an elite group of vein centers accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the United States.
IAC Accreditation means you can be certain you will receive the highest level of care and competence at Muto Vein Center.
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Insurance + Financing Options
Insurance plans typically cover most forms of vein treatment provided at Muto Vein Center. We accept many types of insurance plans, including private, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. Dr. Muto and her team work hard to ensure that our patients get the treatment they deserve and maximize available coverage under their plan.
For those paying directly out-of-pocket, we offer exceptional, efficient care for a fair and affordable cost.
Financing options are available for treatment that is not covered by insurance and for those who choose to pay directly, including HSA, FSA, and CareCredit.