10 Myths About Venous Insufficiency

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“Vein treatments are for cosmetic concerns only.” Often thought as a cosmetic nuisance, varicose veins represent an underlying venous disease that can lead to chronic pain, swelling and skin ulcerations. “My parents and grandparents suffered, so I’ll suffer too.” Nowadays there exists office based, minimally invasive, safe and effective treatments available. “Insurance does not cover […] Read More

Opportunities for Physicians Presented at AVF Forum Annual Meeting 2015

Center for Vein Restoration had a robust flow of visitors as an exhibitor at the American Venous Forum Annual Meeting 2015. Held in late February at the Westin Mission Hills in Palm Springs, California, the annual meeting brought together world leaders in the field of venous and lymphatic health to discuss cutting- edge scientific research. […] Read More

2015 NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, D.C.

Center for Vein Restoration was proud to take part in the 22nd Annual 2015 NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, D.C. Billed as the largest, free two-day public health event in the area, tens of thousands of local residents turned out to the Washington Convention Center to get important, even life-saving health information and […] Read More

Questions & Answers

Members of our medical team answer questions we’ve received from referring physicians. Q: I’m an orthopedist. What can you tell me about vein conditions and joint pain? We seem to have some crossover when it comes to my patients’ symptoms. A: Joint problems are usually secondary to musculoskeletal causes, or secondary to various types of […] Read More

March is DVT Awareness Month

Dangerous blood clots form in the leg veins of over 2.5 million Americans each year. According to the American Heart Association, about 600,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year for a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in which a blood clot forms in a leg vein. DVT, with its risk of pulmonary embolism […] Read More

The Connection Between Restless Legs Syndrome and Venous Insufficiency

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
– also called Willis Ekborn
Disease – was first described
by Chinese physicians in
1529, and 1763 by French
physicians. The condition was
first suggested to be associated
with venous insufficiency by Dr.
Karl A. Ekbom in 1944. RLS is
characterized by unpleasant or
painful sensations (dysesthesias
or paresthesias) in the legs
and an urge to move the legs.
Symptoms occur when the
patient is […] Read More

Top 10 Myths Regarding “Vein Disease”

1.    Vein treatments are for cosmetic concerns only. Often thought as a cosmetic nuisance, varicose veins represent an underlying venous disease that can lead to chronic pain, swelling and skin ulcerations. 2.    “My parents and grandparents suffered, so it’s my fate to suffer also.” Nowadays there exists office based, minimally invasive, safe and effective treatments […] Read More

If my patient only has visible signs of spider veins (according to your CEAP chart) what’s the likelihood they may have other varicosities going on?

The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasias and in addition to the cosmetic issues they are associated with, they can also cause symptoms such as itching, burning, dry skin, warm skin, bleeding, or pain.   These veins measure <1mm, while reticular veins measure from 1-3 mm, and varicose veins measure >3mm.  Spider veins can either […] Read More

Why should I send patients to a vein group when they could be treated for both the veins and arterial side with a vascular group? Do vascular groups have same capabilities for treating veins?

Great question.  I’m glad you asked.  Many vascular surgical groups do fine work in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease, carotid arterial disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysms, but often approach venous reflux disease as a peripheral (pardon the pun) aspect of their clinical practice.  As a result, they will often focus on the […] Read More

If my patient only has visible signs of spider veins (according to your CEAP chart) what’s the likelihood they may have other varicosities going on?

As a matter of review the CEAP system is based on Clinical findings(usually on physical examination), Etiology(congenital, primary, or seconday), Anotomic findings(superficial, deep, or perforating veins), and Pathophysiology(reflux or obstruction). It is quite common for patients to have only spider veins(C-1), but have significant underlying venous reflux that can be diagnosed by history( pain, heaviness, […] Read More

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