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Is Varicose Vein Removal Painful?

Have you avoided a trip to see a vein specialist because you’re afraid of an invasive, painful varicose vein removal procedure? Allow us to put your fears to rest. While vein stripping used to be the most common treatment option used for patients with varicose veins, your options have increased and improved dramatically in recent years. Learn about the new varicose vein ‘walk in,...

Varicose Vein Questions and Answers

Varicose veins are an under-diagnosed and under-treated health problem in America. Approximately 40 million people have varicose veins with more than 65% of women and 40% of men in their sixties having vein disease. While not all varicose veins are a health risk, physical symptoms and secondary medical problems develop in many patients who assume their veins are more of a cosmetic concern. Below,...

Do I need surgery for varicose veins?

Don’t allow fear of having an office procedure keep you from seeking treatment for your varicose veins. Non-invasive treatment options have largely replaced varicose vein surgery, such as vein stripping, have been replaced by safer treatment options. Varicose veins are not only a cosmetic problem; they are a health problem, too, and should be evaluated and treated by a vein specialist. Delaying your evaluation only...

Make This Healthy New Year’s Resolution in 2018

It’s that time of year when we all start with a fresh slate for the New Year. Have you already made your list of what you want to accomplish? Are you too busy to make a list? Are you feeling discouraged? How many times have you had the best intentions for the New Year, only to miss the mark? Speaking from experience, I see myself...

Leg Symptom Checker: What do my leg symptoms mean?

If you live with heaviness, aching pain, discomfort, swelling, bulging veins, spider veins, leg cramps, restless legs, or fatigue in your legs, you're not alone. Many Americans live with chronic leg symptoms with no obvious cause. This doesn't mean you should ignore these symptoms, however. Use our leg symptom checker below to learn more and be sure to schedule a consultation at Vein Specialists of...

Celebrities With Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Don't let the airbrushing fool you. Celebrities do not have perfect skin and bodies, despite what you see in photos and videos. Like all of us, they have skin and health problems, including venous disease. So, if you feel embarrassed about your varicose veins or spider veins, our list of celebrities with spider veins should remind you that we all struggle with physical imperfections. You...