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Varicose Veins

Veins that have become enlarged and twisted are known as Varicose veins. The term Varicose Veins commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. To prevent blood from flowing backwards veins have pairs of leaflet valves. Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood to the heart, against the effects of gravity. When veins become varicose, the leaflets of the valves no longer meet properly, and the valves do not work , allowing the blood to flow backwards and they enlarge even more. Varicose veins are most common in the superficial veins of the legs, which are subject to high pressure when standing. Besides being a cosmetic problem, varicose veins can be painful, especially when standing. Severe long-standing varicose veins can lead to leg swelling, venous eczema, skin thickening and ulceration. Although life-threatening complications are uncommon, varicose veins may be confused with deep vein thrombosis, which may be life-threatening.

Secondary varicose veins are those developing as collateral pathways, typically after stenosis or occlusion of the deep veins, a common sequel of extensive deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Treatment options are usually support stockings, occasionally sclerotherapy and rarely, limited surgery.

Varicose veins are distinguished from reticular veins (blue veins) and telangiectasias (spider veins), which also involve valvular insufficiency, by the size and location of the veins. Many patients who suffer with varicose veins seek out the assistance of physicians who specialize in vein care or peripheral vascular disease. These physicians include vascular surgeons, phlebologists or interventional radiologists.

Varicose veins can be treated in two ways traditional surgical and latest invasive non-surgical method. Normally treatment for varicose veins is done by intervention radiologist or by a vascular surgeon. Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-rays, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine.

Dr.Sridhar Reddy Baddam is one of the few doctors in south India with expertise in doing the highend procedure in the field of cancer treatment, (TARE ) radiembolization for liver cancer management, did maximum number of cases in Andhra pradesh.

Consultant Vascular & Oncointerventional Radiologist at apollo hospitals, jubilee hills. Specialization fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology from P.D. Hinduja National hospital, Mumbai and worked as the Clinical Assistant in IR department.

Trained in doing various other vascular and non vascular procedures ranging from image guided biopsies to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm stenting to TIPS.

Expertised in doing day care procedures like Radioembolization, chemoembolization ,vertebroplasty, uterine artery embolisation, varicose veins and sclerotheraphy.

Dr.Sridhar Reddy Baddam treated many cases of varicose veins in hyderabad, guntur, vijayawada, vizag and other places of andhra and telangana


Varicose Vein
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Pain Management
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Stroke / Aneurysm
Diabetic Foot / PAD
Osteoid Osteoma – RFA


Deep Venous Thrombosis
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