Category: Spider Veins

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

Top 10 Myths Regarding “Vein Disease”

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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

My patient only has signs of spider veins (according to your CEAP chart)

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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

Veins and pregnancy: How long should a patient wait come to CVR?

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Veins and Pregnancy It is reported that more than 40 percent of pregnant women experience problems with varicose veins of the legs and/or vulva during their pregnancy. Treating patients during pregnancy is not advised due to multiple reasons.  During pregnancy, the lower extremity venous system is constantly changing. The body increases blood volume during pregnancy. […] Read More

New Treatment Methods in Phlebology

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New Treatment Methods in Phlebology By Robert C. Kiser, DO, MSPH Phlebology is a rapidly advancing branch of medicine. It has been Just over 10 years that thermal closure techniques such as radiofrequency and laser ablation were invented, and now they are the standard of care for ablation of superficial venous insufficiency. Thermal closure is […] Read More

Chinese Physicians Visit Center for Vein Restoration

This past September, two physicians from the People’s Republic of China paid visits to several Center for Vein Restoration locations to begin training in state of the art management of Venous Insufficiency.  These two physicians will be the first doctors at the Center for Vein Restoration’s Chinese facilities. During this first visit, Dr. Lin Hong […] Read More

Are Your Spider or Varicose Veins a Sign of Vein Disease?

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Many people who suffer from spider veins or ropey varicose veins simply see this issue as a cosmetic issue that they may or may not choose to address.  However these types of veins may be a symptom of a more serious issue known as “Venous Insufficiency” or “Venous Reflux Disease.” Most commonly venous insufficiency presents […] Read More

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