Deep vein valve reconstructions and vein bypass are complex operations performed in the operating room. They are reserved for advanced vein obstruction or reflux type problems encountered with chronic venous insufficiency, in which the veins have difficulty sending blood from the legs back to the heart. Valves in the deeper leg veins normally keep blood flowing toward the heart. Venous insufficiency occurs when vein walls weaken and valves are damaged. This causes the veins to remain filled with blood, especially when the individual is standing. The condition becomes chronic because a vein is partially blocked or blood is regurgitating, or leaking around the veins’ valves. Deep vein valve reconstructions and vein bypass involve either direct vein valve repair or replacement and usually require hospitalization.
Whether you are looking for treatment for spider and varicose veins or a more complex vein problem, the UAB Vein Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation, specialized treatment, and compassionate care for the health of your veins.
As central Alabama’s premier comprehensive vein center, the UAB Vein Clinic provides state-of-the-art cosmetic, minimally invasive, and surgical treatments, performed by vascular specialists and medical experts who are specially trained in vein disease.
Located at UAB Hospital-Highlands, the clinic provides outpatient care, while more intensive treatments and vascular surgery are performed at UAB Hospital. The UAB Vein Clinic is part of the larger UAB Vein Program. As the only one of its kind in the state, the UAB Vein Program was created to care for a wide range of venous problems.
When you choose UAB Medicine to care for your vein condition, you gain immediate access to physicians and surgeons who are leaders in the most complex vascular conditions and offer the latest treatment options.
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