By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2013
Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka, a trained general vascular and endovascular surgeon, uses the VenaCureEVLT on a patient with varicose veins. Vascular & Vein Laser Center in Claremore offers state-of-the-art treatments that require minimal down time and excellent results.
What causes varicose veins? According to Dr. Hrdlicka, there can be several contributing factors, including genetics and heredity. Others include pregnancy, obesity and standing for exceptionally long periods. Blood is allowed to pool in the leg veins, rather than being pumped back up into the body, which is the norm. Varicose veins can cause pain and heaviness in the legs, swelling, burning and stinging, aching and throbbing.
Summertime means shorts and swimwear. For some, however, summer means keeping their legs hidden because of unsightly varicose veins, which can also be painful. Old treatments for the problem often involved a procedure called vein stripping, which was the only way to get relief from the pain. The procedure also involved a hospital stay.
The Vascular & Vein Laser Center in Claremore has been offering state-of-the-art laser treatment to help patients become pain-free and glad to expose their legs again, all with very little down time. According to Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka, the treatment is one of many minimally-invasive procedures available. Dr. Hrdlicka has been treating varicose veins for 15 years, but the VenaCure EVLT is the number-one physician choice for laser vein treatment.
“With the VenaCure,” says Dr. Hrdlicka, “targeted laser energy is used to seal the vein shut and helps you look better and feel better fast because it uses different wavelengths of light to treat the varicose veins.”
According to Dr. Hrdlicka, there is less bruising and pain involved with the use of the VenaCure, which also gives immediate relief and minimal to no scarring after the procedure.
You don’t have to suffer from the pain or embarrassment any longer. Dr. Hrdlicka, a Board Certified general vascular and endovascular surgeon and his staff are dedicated to giving their patients the highest quality care in a comfortable, pleasant environment. A graduate of Claremore High School, Dr. Hrdlicka received his medical degree from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa before completing an internship, a residency in general surgery, and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Ohio University Doctors Hospital in Columbus. In addition, he completed a sub-fellowship in endovascular surgery at the Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix.
With the FDA approved VenaCure EVLT, Dr. Hrdlicka is committed to bringing his patients the results they desire with no general anesthesia and less than one hour in the office. “The procedure is easy to perform and gets patients back on their feet in approximately 45 minutes,” he adds.
After the procedure, patients can walk out of the office without assistance. “It depends on the person as to how soon they can return to work,” he says.
Insurance will pay for the laser treatment, which is performed in the office. Medicare will also pay for the treatment. Pre-authorization is usually required but there is usually not a problem getting patients approved. The initial consultation is free and no referral is needed unless required by the insurance company.
“Anyone can come in for a free consultation to determine if he or she is a candidate for this procedure,” Dr. Hrdlicka says. “Many people think they have varicose veins but don’t. We can look at their leg and come up with a diagnosis at no charge.”
To find out more about VenaCureEVLT and laser vein treatment or to schedule a free consultation, email eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 or call the Vascular & Vein Laser Center at (918) 341-5311.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.