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David A. Kloss

M.D., F.A.C.S.
Phone: (218) 631-3510

Dr. Kloss
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Dr. Kloss pioneers aortic stent graft procedure.

Dr. Kloss on screening colonoscopy
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  • Surgical Services...

    Varicose Vein Surgery

    Dr. Kloss is a board certified general surgeon and has been in practice since 1991. He has learned the most recent advances in varicose vein surgery. This minimally invasive procedure is being offered at Tri-County Hospital.

    The symptoms of varicose veins and venous reflux (the blood going backward in the veins of your legs) can be very slight, unsightly, dilated, "ropey" veins and small spider veins; the symptoms can be more severe, painful, swollen legs, tired aching legs and painful, draining open ulcers of the ankles (see pictures below)

    Risk factors for "bad veins" or varicose veins include:
    • Parents with varicose veins (if both of your parents have varicose veins, you have a 90% chance of getting varicose veins).
    • Pregnancy
    • Previous blood clots or phebitis in the leg
    • A job where you stand all day long (e.g. teacher)
    Intervention or treatment for varicose veins can include:
    • heavy compression stockings (JOBST or similar).
    • Keep your legs elevated in the evening at home (reduces the swelling of your legs.
    These treatments will help with the pain and swelling but not "cure" or "fix" the problem.

    Minimally invasive radio frequency ablation, or RFA, is a more permanent treatment. See the video about this process.

    If you are interested in an evaluation of your veins to see if your suffer from "bad veins" or venous reflux, please contact my office at Tri-County Hospital.

    415 Jefferson Street North   •   Tri-County Hospital   •   Wadena, Minnesota