Peter Kokinda was planning to windsurf in Aruba on his winter vacation but he was concerned about the health of his legs. He came to VEINatlanta with increasing leg fatigue, ankle swelling, and leg cramps caused by a vein condition called venous insufficiency. He was 88 years young.

“Can I still get my veins treated?” he asked. The answer was yes, he was a good candidate for vein treatment.

We get asked this question often by patients in their 70s, 80s, and even 90s. The answer is generally yes, vein treatment is possible and will help your quality of life. Your general health and the severity of the venous disease are taken into consideration. Since the treatment is minimally invasive, there is no stress on the heart, lungs, or body. The vast majority of people can safely undergo vein treatment, even at advanced age or if they have other medical problems.

The more significant the symptoms, and the more significant the skin changes, the more compelling the reason to perform vein treatment. Properly done vein therapy is effective in improving venous circulation in the legs and improving symptoms.

Procedures are done in the office by numbing the skin without the need for general anesthesia. Patients walk out of the office and drive home. Patients often notice improvement in their symptoms within days, which leads to considerable lifestyle improvement.

Peter’s procedures went well, and he enjoyed a full recovery. Three months later he was windsurfing in Aruba He plans on returning to Aruba in January 2021 at the age of 90 to windsurf again!

88 year old Mr. Peter Kokinda Kitesurfing in Aruba

88 year old Mr. Peter Kokinda Kitesurfing in Aruba

VEINatlanta is the only vein clinic in the greater Atlanta area to be certified as a “vein center” by the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission). We are comprised of vein surgeons who are double board certified and exclusively treat vein problems with minimally invasive techniques.

If you dealing with any of the symptoms listed above or are looking for more information, call or email to set up a free consultation with our vein specialists today.