Varicose veins

Varicose Veins Treatment

What we Know About Superficial Venous Insufficiency

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2017

Most of us didn’t go to medical school, but even those who did will probably admit to forming a few assumptions about certain health conditions. In the world of vein health, doctors often do not fare much better than their patients in understanding superficial venous insufficiency – at least not during medical school. The common… Read More »

What Causes Varicose Veins?

  • Posted on: Jun 27 2017

We do know a lot, but not as much as you’d think.  We have a good grasp of the risk factors, and we have a pretty good intuition about why these risk factors are risky–which may be good news for patients who hope to avoid the condition or repeat treatment.  But for doctors like me… Read More »

Night cramps, tingling, numbness, and restless legs are not caused by diseased veins

  • Posted on: Apr 29 2017

So many people have heard that leg vein clots can break off, travel to the lungs and result in a fatality, that almost any symptom below the groin can produce real anxiety. At least once or twice a week, I evaluate a complaint that simply does not arise from diseased circulation. Some of these include… Read More »

Laughing gas if you’re extra-nervous or squeamish with needles …

  • Posted on: Jan 18 2017

All the vein procedures I do, from cosmetic injections to advanced stent placement for severely obstructed veins are done safely in my office. Some, however, involve multiple needle sticks that discourage some people from seeking the treatment they both need and want. Although the majority of patients I see ranging from teenagers to 80+ year-olds… Read More »

Blue Veins Near Your Eyes

  • Posted on: May 19 2016

Around age 50 many women develop prominent blue veins beneath and alongside the eyes. These veins age and considerably distress many women, especially here in the heart of the entertainment industry. Most dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and oculoplastic (eyelid) surgeons do not know that injecting these veins is both effective and safe. As a result, these… Read More »

Is glue (VenaSeal) the best way to shut down the saphenous vein?

  • Posted on: May 19 2016

For the past fifteen years, lasers and radiofrequency catheters have competed to dominate the market for shutting down the saphenous vein, which is the most important step in treating varicose veins. These techniques mercifully eliminated vein “stripping”, which required a visit to the hospital for general anesthesia. The only drawback to these techniques has been… Read More »

Superficial Vein Thrombosis (Superficial thrombophlebitis)

  • Posted on: Jan 2 2013

Clots that form in the veins are called “thrombophlebitis” or “vein thrombosis”. Clots can be either deep or superficial if they occur deep within the muscles or on the surface of the skin respectively. Deep vein thrombosis is the more dreaded of the two because the veins are usually bigger and, should the clots break… Read More »

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