The UNMC Dermatology Comprehensive Vein team includes two dermatologic surgeons, Dr. Adam Sutton and Dr. Ashley Wysong who are certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) for the treatment of venous disorders. Dr. Sutton and Dr. Wysong underwent fellowship training with Dr. Leland Housman, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, in the medical and surgical treatment of vein diseases. Our team offers on-site ultrasound performed by a registered vascular sonographer that is reviewed in real time by the physician. This process allows for same day consultation, education and development of a customized treatment plan for your patients. Our state of the art facility in the Lauritzen Outpatient Center can be easily accessed and has convenient on-site covered parking for patients.
Our team has advanced training in nonsurgical and surgical modalities for managing vein disorders. All patients will undergo comprehensive evaluation in clinic and a customized vein treatment plan will be developed. Based on exam findings, patient symptoms and ultrasound evaluation, we will recommend treatments. All patients with vein disease will undergo medical management including recommendations for leg elevation, exercise, and external compression. In the event that additional interventions are required, our team can perform minimally invasive procedures in the outpatient clinic setting, under local anesthesia with minimal downtime required. Our goal is to provide a personalized treatment plan to meet the needs of our patients.
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LEARN ABOUT VEIN DISEASE with DR. SUTTON
WHAT ARE VARICOSE VEINS?
Healthy veins are blood vessels that function to return the blood back to the heart. Abnormal veins in the legs, often called "varicose" or "spider veins" result when valves within the vessels designed to help return the blood to the heart malfunction and allow backward flow of the blood. This backward flow stretches the veins further and causes leaking of the blood into the leg tissue causing swelling of the legs and skin changes. This is known as chronic venous insufficiency and is an abnormality of the veins that decreases or prevents return of blood flow to the heart. Varicose veins can lead to more serious health problems and should not be ignored if they are painful. Specifically, venous malfunction can lead to varicose veins, swelling of the legs, pain, itching, skin changes, and sometimes ulceration of the leg.
“Spider veins”, also known as telangiectasias, are the more delicate red or purple vessels that are found on the skin’s surface. They are often asymptomatic, however, can be treated with a minor procedure known as sclerotherapy in the clinic. Spider veins, particularly those associated with other symptoms, can be a sign of involvement of deeper or larger "varicose veins" or "truncal veins" such as the great saphenous or small saphenous veins.
If you experience any of the following, you should be evaluated by a doctor
- Leg swelling
- Leg pain
- Ulcers of the leg
- Skin changes
- Leg cramping/restless legs