The Vein Clinic provides patients with spider and varicose veins with the highest quality medical service than any other vein treatment center. We do this by providing treatment by physicians, in a hospital setting, ensuring maximum patient safety, satisfaction and ultimately, healthy, attractive legs. Why go anywhere else?
Oh, my God…I was so nervous to have my veins done, but it was easy and my legs look GREAT!
I’ve had awful veins for years…and now my leg feels 100% better. I can’t wait to do the other leg!
I always had such great legs, but after several pregnancies, my legs were covered with spider veins. After being treated, I feel great and my legs look as beautiful as they did!
Vein disease is a broad term which can have serious implications. Vein disease can include varicose veins, which can give one leg pain or swelling after standing for long periods, restless legs, leg fatigue or heaviness. Another type of vein disease is spider veins which can lead to discoloration of the skin, and even skin ulcerations.
Veins are the blood vessels in the body that return blood from organs and extremities to the heart. The blood in the legs has to overcome gravity to make this return trip so the veins there have one-way valves to keep blood moving in the right direction. These veins and valves are thin and elastic, and can stretch due to a variety of conditions such as pregnancy, obesity, heredity, and age. Once stretching occurs the valves begin to leak blood backwards – a condition known as reflux or insufficiency. When the refluxing blood continues to distend and pool in the poorly working veins they often become visible as bulging varicose veins. These varicose veins are seen in about one out of every two people over the age of 50, but vein disease often begins much earlier and is seen in both men and women of a wide range of ages. Approximately half the population has some degree of vein disease.
Accurate diagnosis and a plan for treatment requires a study of medical history, screening for other causes of leg pain, and Ultrasound imaging to pinpoint any leaking veins and to look for blood clots. This work-up is best done by experienced specialists. At our facility, we bring in specially trained interventional Radiologists who can offer the full spectrum of service from diagnosis to follow-up after care.
These treatments can take different forms. Simply wearing specialized compression stockings may help alleviate some symptoms and delay the formation of venous ulcers. In other cases, Vein Ablation, Micro-Phlebectomy, and Sclerotherapy or some combination of these may be needed depending on severity and root cause. Each of these procedures is performed in an ambulatory setting with local anesthesia and our patients walk out of the department within a couple of hours. Dr. Brian Yen from Sharon Hospital’s Vein Treatment Center explains, “Today’s treatments have advanced to the point where with virtually no pain and minimal recovery time problem veins can be eliminated.”
Conditions that can cause varicose veins: