Dr. Ralph Delius sees physicians in the future providing catheter based outpatient procedures whenever possible. While some condition will always require traditional surgery, Dr. Delius predicts doctors will offer far more procedures outside of a traditional hospital.
For much of his career, Dr. Delius engaged in traditional surgery. After his General Surgery residency, Dr. Delius went to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to complete cardiothoracic surgery residency. Next, he went to London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children for specialized training in pediatric heart surgery. Dr. Delius spent 17 years at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit before coming to Metro Vein Centers’ Canton, Michigan location. Now, he performs cost-effective, safe procedures to rid patients of spider and varicose veins.
Vein doctor Ralph Delius enjoys treating venous and arterial conditions with catheter-based therapy in a comfortable outpatient setting. Doctors at Metro Vein Centers treat varicose veins with radiofrequency ablation using a thin catheter. It’s the type of treatment Dr. Delius believes is the future of medicine. Patients recover in a few hours with only minor discomfort. They also offer endovenous laser ablation, which also offers a quick recovery time and minimal discomfort. Doctors at Metro Vein Centers, such as Dr. Delius, use sclerotherapy to treat spider veins and small varicose veins in as little as 30 minutes. Patients enjoy an immediate recovery.
Metro Vein Centers have four locations in Michigan in addition to the Canton location where Dr. Delius practices. There are also locations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas. To date, the centers’ board-certified vein doctors have treated over 25,000 people and they have a 99 percent success rate.
While a person can have varicose veins anywhere on their body, they most often appear on the legs because standing and walking increase pressure on leg veins. You can usually see varicose veins; they appear dark purple or bluish and often stand out. Individuals get varicose veins when the veins carrying blood back to the heart become weak and blood remains in the vein, causing it to enlarge. They will make your legs feel tired, heavy and sometimes painful. They may also itch and they feeling gets worse as your day progresses. Elevating your legs often helps, but it is a temporary measure.
If you have varicose veins, why not consider treatment at one of Metro Vein Center’s locations? A board-certified vein doctor, like Dr. Delius, will treat your varicose veins. Insurance frequently covers the treatment cost. You’ll also have more attractive legs afterward. While varicose veins generally are not dangerous, consult a doctor right away if the skin on your calf or ankle thickens or the veins bleed or are warm to the touch.
Your risk of developing varicose veins increases with age and women are more likely to get them. Being overweight also increases your risk of developing varicose veins. You’ll often find varicose veins in people who sit or stand for long periods of time. Changing positions frequently will lower your risk as will exercising and losing weight if you are overweight.