Ultrasounds & The Diagnosis of Vein Disease: An Overview

vein disease

Ultrasound imaging is a technique used to produce images of the internal organs of the body by virtue of sound waves. It’s a popular treatment for vein disease and a widely accepted technique because it is noninvasive, radiation-free, painless, portable, and a reproducible means of simultaneously assessing both the venous anatomy and physiology. What is […] Read More

A NICE Introduction to EndoThermal Ablation

thermal ablation

The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated their guidelines for the treatment, diagnosis, and management of varicose veins. For the first time, NICE recommends heat ablation therapy as a first-line treatment instead of more invasive surgical procedures. Contrary to what the UK’s National Health Services and many insurance companies […] Read More

10 Myths About Venous Insufficiency

venous insufficiency

“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 Vein Physicians Presented at AVF Forum Annual Meeting 2015

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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

Questions & Answers

Questions and 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

DVT

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 Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)– also called Willis EskboM 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 […] Read More

Top 10 Myths Regarding “Vein Disease”

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 (CEAP chart)

spider veins

If my patient only has visible signs of spider veins 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 […] Read More

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