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The following videos have been provided by Clarksville Tennessee Vein Specialist Dr. Stephan Daugherty in order to help educate and inform patients as to what to expect during a vein care procedure. Clicking the thumbnails or links below will direct you to the video and page corresponding to the desired content.

Understanding Pelvic Pain

Dr. Stephen Daugherty and our nurse practictioner Sandy French discuss pelvic venous disease and answer questions about pelvic pain.

A pelvic vein obstruction can cause unexplained leg pain or swelling, pelvic pain, or leg ulcers which are difficult to heal. The leg pain or swelling often becomes worse with exercise because of the increased flow of blood into the legs with exercise. This increased blood flow into the legs results into a larger volume of blood which must flow out of the legs and may also cause pelvic pain as other veins enlarge in the pelvis to carry blood around the obstruction.

Endovenous Thermal Ablation Video

In this video Dr. Daugherty explains and performs an EVTA, or Endovenous Thermal Ablation procedure.

Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) is the most common approach to treatment of an incompetent great saphenous vein. It is not feasible to repair the many failed valves in the incompetent vein, so treatment involves sealing the vein shut so it will no longer allow blood to flow downward with gravitational force when one is sitting or standing.

Vein stripping, a surgical technique that involves pulling the vein out of the leg, usually under general anesthesia, is much more traumatic than endovenous thermal ablation. EVTA provides better results, involves fewer complications, causes consistently less post-operative discomfort, and is much less expensive than surgical stripping.

What Causes Varicose Veins to Bleed?

Dr. Daugherty explains why your varicose veins sometimes bleed.

Varicose Veins and Pelvic Pain

Dr. Daugherty explains the relationship between varicose veins and pelvic pain.

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound Examination

In this video Dr. Daugherty explains why we use ultrasounds and how they aid in vein treatment.

Microphlebectomy Treatment

In this video Dr. Daugherty explains the procedure and walks the viewer through an actual microphlebectomy treatment.

Microphlebectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure to remove segments of large varicose veins near the skin. The older procedure which used to be performed through ½ inches or larger incisions is called “phlebectomy”. The newer “microphlebectomy” procedure involves 2-3 mm (less than 1/8 inch) incisions.

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