Vein Care

What Causes Varicose Veins?

When the veins on the legs that transport blood back to the heart become swollen, they can become varicose veins. Standing for long periods, carrying extra body weight, and pregnancy are among the reasons that blood may pool in these veins. Many times, they can occur without any additional medical problems but make the person who has them self-conscious about their appearance. In other cases, they may become inflamed if left untreated or pose other complications and discomfort. Whether you are interested in lessening the appearance of unsightly veins or need to correct a condition that is impacting your health, we have vascular specialists who can provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

What are the Treatment Options?

Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) is a one-hour, outpatient procedure that treats varicose veins in a minimally invasive way. A laser is used to weaken the walls of the affected vein and close it so that blood no longer pools.

Micro-phlebectomy is another type of treatment available for varicose veins in which the problematic vein is physically removed through the smallest of incisions. It is alternative to traditional surgery that may work very well for some candidates.

Our specialists can speak with you about how to best treat your varicose veins and provide you with the options that are available for your unique case. To learn more about our vein care services schedule an appointment with us today.

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Corey Johnson, MD
American Board of Phlebology - Diplomat