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What is vein mapping?

When a patient comes to the office showing signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency, it’s our job to see what’s going on with the veins. A diagnostic test called vein mapping helps us determine what is causing the problem and is used to plan the course of treatment. Here, we share some fast facts and […]


What kind of anesthesia is used during vein procedures?

If you are thinking about undergoing a varicose vein procedure such as laser or radiofrequency vein ablation, you may be wondering what kinds of anesthesia may be offered to help keep you comfortable during your procedure. Here, we define the four main categories of anesthesia and which ones may be used depending on the procedure […]


Veinous Insufficiency

Common treatments for venous reflux disease

Also known as venous insufficiency, venous reflux disease is a medical condition where the valves in the veins of the legs malfunction, allowing blood to pool instead of being pushed back up towards the heart. Read on to learn about two of the most common treatments for this condition. Conservative treatments When the blood pools […]


Minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins

Patients who have varicose veins are advised by their doctors to try conservative treatments such as changing their lifestyle, wearing compression stockings and elevating their legs when they are resting. But if your varicose veins bother you, you don’t need to put up with the pain or aching. Endovenous laser ablation is one technique that […]


How to improve the health of your veins

If you are prone to spider or varicose veins, there are some self-care measures you can take to improve your vein health and decrease any discomfort that is caused by diseased veins. Read on to learn more about some simple ways to improve your vein health and why these measures are important. Get Moving Sitting […]


How sclerotherapy works to erase spider veins

With age comes wisdom…and spider veins. Those clusters of purple, blue and red squiggly lines under the skin aren’t usually painful, but they can be unsightly for those who get them. Luckily, a treatment called sclerotherapy can effectively remove this cosmetic annoyance so you don’t have to cover up your legs anymore. Read on to […]


Is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) a Symptom of Varicose Veins?

Many people with varicose veins are surprised to learn that one of the most common symptoms is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). RLS is characterized by its irresistible feeling to move your legs, particularly at night while you’re trying to sleep. Varicose veins are a separate medical issue known for twisting, bulging veins usually found in […]


Should I Get a Vein Screening?

According to the American Society for Vascular Surgery, at least 20 to 25 million Americans have varicose veins. With numbers like that, you might be wondering if you also have varicose veins. If you’ve ever wondered if you have vein disease, you might want to get a vein screening. Let’s go over the basics of […]


Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, you know your body will be changing and adapting. However, there might be a few changes that you weren’t quite expecting while you’re expecting. One of those unexpected changes is varicose veins. But don’t worry, experiencing varicose veins while you’re pregnant is common even if it can be painful and annoying. Here […]


How to Spot Early Symptoms of Venous Reflux Disease

Venous reflux disease is not something that should be taken lightly. In fact, if not properly taken care of, it can even be life-threatening. That’s why it’s important to know some signs and symptoms that may be a sign of a larger problem with your veins. Here are some common symptoms to be aware of. […]




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