The symptoms that I had is I was struggling with varicose veins since I was in high school, and they just progressively got worse. I was having lots of swelling in my - it was mainly my right leg - I was having lots of swelling in it. Walking, it was throbbing, and I just could not tolerate much, I mean, being in an upright position very much.
I was pregnant with both of my children and ended up having blood clots with my first child, and then I had vein stripping after each pregnancy. And the vein stripping procedure was just very painful, and I wasn’t really wanting to do it again. But then, after 10 years later, I was having increased problems again and decided it was time to do it. So I had seen a where this place was doing the laser and I thought ‘well, I'm going to give it a try’ and see if it was any better.
It affected my daily routines. I finally started wearing compression garments, which helped, but still by the end of the day, they were tired and sore and throbbing. And if I was up walking a lot during the day, which I do anyway with my job, then they were just swollen and throbbing and very heavy and painful.
I was feeling nervous about coming through and doing it again because the vein stripping procedure was such a hard procedure to go through. And so I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to go through anything like that again. But I knew that I couldn’t continue to have the heavy leg syndrome and just being in the pain everyday, so I was really kind of questioning whether laser could take care of it, because I had to have the vein stripping before, so I was really kind of second guessing whether it would even work.
I felt very comfortable after meeting Dr. Gupta. He was very calm and easy to understand, and he explained the whole procedure; explained what was going on in our vein system, um, very compassionate man. I’m just very pleased that I was able to meet him, and I was just really pleased with how he presented himself and how he presented what was was wrong, you know, what could be wrong with me. I hadn’t had the ultrasound done yet, but, just explaining the process of how veins work, so I was very comfortable with staying here and having the procedure.
Everyone was so friendly and inviting and caring. I didn’t feel out of place at all. The atmosphere was just really nice. It was a really pretty office. It was nicely kept clean. So I just really enjoyed walking in the door.
The staff is very friendly and very warming, and I just felt very comfortable coming in here and doing anything with payments or just getting my appointments. It’s easy. They call me to remind me of appointments, and I just can’t say enough about staff. They’re fantastic people.
I was very pleased to find out that insurance did cover it.
The treatment and recovery was very easy, very good. After the procedure here, I was able to go right back to work, walk, do anything that I was wanting to do. I was very happy with the treatment afterwards. The recovery was extremely fast versus the stripping. I was up and going the same day, whereas the stripping, I was down for almost almost a week and in a lot of pain. I just had mild discomfort during the procedure and that was it. I was up and out walking, and I was surprised that I was able to get out and going that fast.
Now, I can travel, I can fly, and I don’t have any pain at all or any increased swelling right now. [I’m] just ready to enjoy my life and get out there, and I’m extremely grateful for Alsara Clinic.
I am very grateful for finding Dr. Gupta. I feel like I have more freedom in my life. I can go out. I can work out. I can run without feeling the heaviness in my leg or increased swelling. I was extremely surprised how the procedure went and how easy it was to do, and how much better I felt at the end. So I am very pleased with Dr. Gupta and his staff, with the procedure. And I would highly recommend if you have any kind of vein issues just to come in and get it checked out.
I would highly recommend anyone with a vein problem to come to Alsara Clinic to get it checked out and get a recommendation on how to help them. I mean, it’s a fantastic place and I can’t say how much I appreciate everything that they have done for me. To know that there is hope out there – that there is a procedure that does not include stripping of the veins – is fantastic. I mean, I’m extremely happy that I came.
It has made a difference in my journey just because now I can get out, and I can go to all of my children’s sporting events, and walk around all day and not have an increased swelling in my leg. When I get home, it’s not throbbing. I can continue to come home and do my laundry, and clean the house, and do everything that I can do. I’m not sitting down and trying to prop my leg up, saying that ‘hey, I have to get off it’. Whereas, before, if I had activities all day long, I would be going home and elevating my leg ‘til the throbbing would go away. Now, I can go to all the sporting events, come home, maybe go work out, or come home and finish all my house activities, and I am feeling great.