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Wound Carein Annapolis & Easton, MD

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The Best Wound & Vascular Care is in Your Neighborhood

O'Donnell Vein & Laser in Annapolis and Easton locations is the first vein center in Maryland accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

The honor bestowed by IAC is given to facilities that offer only the highest level of care and service. Rest assured, you are in good hands at O'Donnell Vein & Laser. Mid-Atlantic wound centers often refer their wound patients to us because of our high-quality expertise. We have the best reputation for advanced training, exceptional results, and best vascular and wound care Annapolis has to offer.

Discover the Difference at O'Donnell Vein & Laser

Dr. Kelly O'Donnell is certified as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and is a Registered Physician of Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) with board certification in venous disease from the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.

Dr. O'Donnell maintains active memberships in the American College of Phlebology and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. Your care is our top priority, and Dr. O'Donnell will customize a treatment plan for your condition and work with you to monitor your progress. Your treatment depends on the type and severity of your pain, symptoms, and the location of the wound or diseased vein.

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Venous Disease Conditions

The most common area affected by large, engorged veins is those located in your legs and feet. The unsightly blue and purple veins are visible on the surface of your skin and may do the following:

  • Bulge
  • Twist
  • Protrude
  • Cause significant pain

Unfortunately, venous disease will not go away on its own. It will limit your movements, activities and can even affect your job performance. Left on its own, venous disease sufferers deal with bulging veins and managing daily pain.

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Four common vascular conditions affect thousands of people every day. Let's take a quick look at how these conditions may affect you.

Varicose Veins

When the valves in your veins become damaged or age over time, your blood will begin to pool inside the vein because the flow is blocked. Your valves are supposed to keep your blood flowing in a single direction toward your heart.

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Varicose Veins is caused by venous insufficiency is typically accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Heaviness or aching in the legs
  • Cramping - mainly in the evening
  • Swelling of the lower legs, ankles, and feet
  • Formation of open sores around the ankle
  • Itching, burning, or skin discoloration on the lower leg

When the vein swells, varicose veins appear on the thighs and lower legs and are often painful to the touch.

Venous Ulcers

When open sores appear on your lower leg or ankle, they are called venous ulcers and are a serious sign that your venous disease has progressed. Venous ulcers have a high rate of recurrence and are very difficult to treat.

Telangiectasias (Spider Veins)

Spider veins are a cluster of vessels that become visible on the surface of the skin. Their appearance often resembles a spider web. Similar to varicose veins, spider veins are caused by a lack of blood flow through the vein but can also be caused by:

  • Heredity
  • Skin trauma
  • Skin damage
  • Hormonal fluctuations

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Spider veins often have no symptoms, but sometimes itching or a stinging sensation may occur. The appearance of spider veins is a cosmetic concern when they appear on the face, chest, or calves, but when they appear inside the knees or ankles because the 'great saphenous vein' is affected and often not working as it should. The great saphenous vein is the longest vein in your body and runs along the lower limb and returns blood to the foot, leg, thigh, and deep femoral vein. When the blood backs up in the vein causes the eruption of the spider veins.

Non-Healing Wounds

Chronic leg ulcers occur around the ankles and are thought to be caused by blood that pools in the ankles because blood flow is congested from a faulty valve in the leg. The lack of blood flow causes pressure, and the veins begin to bulge. Women are more at risk than men, but leg ulcers can affect everyone. Common risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Phlebitis
  • Heredity
  • Previous leg injuries
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Jobs that require extended standing

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The leg ulcer forms when the blood flow is blocked, and there is a drop in oxygen levels. Your leg will then swell and become discolored below the knee. If you have chronic leg ulcers, it's vital to get the proper treatment quickly. Often, people wait too long to get their ulcer treated, and it usually results in the patient getting an infection.

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Dr. O'Donnell is a highly sought-after expert in the field of vein and wound care.

Her treatments are fast, safe, and effective. During your consultation Annapolis vein specialist Dr. O'Donnell will discuss all of your minimally invasive treatment options, such as:

Endovenous Ablation - treats diseased veins

  • No downtime
  • 98% success rate
  • Performed in less and an hour
  • Uses laser or radiofrequency heat
  • Requires no anesthesia or hospitalization

Microphlebectomy - treats large varicose veins

  • Local anesthesia
  • Excellent cosmetic results
  • Eliminates symptoms of varicose veins

Sclerotherapy- treats spider veins

  • Eliminates itching, burning, and bleeding symptoms
  • Excellent cosmetic results

Schedule Your Wound Care Consultation with Dr. O'Donnell

Dr. O'Donnell will assess your condition and create a personalized plan to get you back on your feet and give you relief from your debilitating pain. Discover pain-free care at O'Donnell Vein & Laser at either our Annapolis or Easton locations. Schedule your Annapolis wound care or vascular care consultation with Dr. Kelly O'Donnell today.

Wound Care Frequently Asked Questions

Will vein treatment hurt?

Local anesthetic is used to provide comfort. For most patients, the anticipation is worse than the procedure itself.

Don't I need all my veins?

Your legs have deep and superficial venous systems that are connected. When the diseased superficial vein is eliminated, the blood is rerouted into the deep venous system and other healthy superficial veins.

What are the possible complications?

Complications are rare, but some risks include bruising, swelling, and infection of the treated area.

Does my insurance cover the cost of my treatment?

In most cases, insurance will cover the treatment. It is best to check with your medical provider about your coverage.

How long is recovery?

Patients can drive themselves to and from their procedure, but each case is individual, and most patients do not miss any work. You should be able to perform your usual daily activities immediately. You must walk around on the same day of treatment and follow your post-treatment plan for optimal healing.

Book Your Consultation At O'Donnell Vein & Laser

Varicose veins and spider veins can cramp more than just your style. If you suffer from pain, muscle fatigue, aches, or a general lack of energy, the problem might be vascular. Schedule a consultation today to learn how O'Donnell Vein & Laser and O’Donnell Medical Aesthetics can help you regain your freedom and improve how you feel and look.