At Windward Vein, Heart and Medispa, we specialize in affordable and minimally invasive methods, performed at our outpatient treatment center in Kailua, Oahu. No matter which of our state-of-the-art treatments you choose—laser or radiofrequency ablation, ClariVein, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy or phlebectomy—take comfort knowing that these services are performed, or directly supervised, by board-certified physician Dr. Sonny J. H. Wong, FACC.
Dr. Wong is on the staff at Castle Medical Center and is a respected Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has over thirty years of experience as a physician. He received his venous disease training at the esteemed Midwest Vein and Laser Center under Dr. Ronald Bush, a world-renowned venous disease expert. Dr. Wong can offer an overview and recommendation for your particular varicose and/or spider vein treatment. You’re in good hands with Dr. Wong.
Our state-of-the-art vein center was developed by Dr. Wong at Windward Vein, Heart, and Medispa, to offer a wide variety of vein treatments that address all vein and circulation issues. We provide treatment for simple and highly complex venous disorders affecting the legs, and other areas of the body. We treat spider veins, varicose veins, hand veins, facial spider veins, and prominent breast veins.
All of our patients receive focused, individualized, yet comprehensive care, in line with our two main objectives: to offer virtually painless treatments, without compromising your lifestyle. We believe that vein care should be effective, yet seamlessly integrated, with no interruptions into your everyday activities.
The best starting point, when thinking about venous disease treatment, is to understand how veins work. Veins in the legs return blood that needs oxygen back to the heart, where it can then recirculate throughout the body, and dispense oxygen to the tissues. There are three sets of veins that compose the leg’s circulatory system: superficial veins, deep veins and perforator veins that connect the superficial and deep veins.
The deep veins are at the center of the leg, and are the main pathway for blood to return to the heart. The superficial veins are located on the surface of the leg muscles and are directly underneath the skin; these superficial veins return about ten percent of the blood back to the heart. The deep and superficial veins are connected by veins referred to as perforator veins. Flow in the veins is regulated by walking and squeezing of the muscles in the legs (calves), and by vein valves that open to allow blood to flow through, and directly close to prevent backflow of blood to the ankle and foot (a condition called reflux).
Varicose veins develop because of reflux in the superficial veins–this causes blood to pool in the legs. When it comes to varicose and spider veins, the root cause of the problem is usually a damaged, or an otherwise weakened, valve within the vein that is causing this pooling of blood in the legs. When blood is unable to move upward, bulging of the overfilled veins causes stretching of the walls so incomplete connection of the valve flaps can occur and backward flow results.
A well-known fact of spider veins and varicose veins is that up to 55 percent of women, and 45 percent of men, suffer from some type of venous disease. Depending on your genetics, body type, and whether you’re a woman that has had three or more pregnancies, can raise your predisposition to acquire varicose and spider veins.