Category: Vein Treatment

Why your pregnancy is causing varicose veins & how you can treat them

pregnancy and varicose

  Why some women develop varicose veins during their pregnancy  Many women first develop varicose veins during pregnancy. They tend to get worse with each successive pregnancy and with age.  Being overweight, carrying twins or higher multiples, and standing for long periods can also make you more susceptible. Varicose veins may occur for a number of […] Read More

Bypass Surgery and the Great Saphenous vein

saphenous vein

What happens if the patient is having a bypass and they need the Great Saphenous vein? Generally, if the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) is diseased enough that ablation is recommended, then the vein is not suitable for any type of use in a bypass surgery setting; either peripheral arterial bypass or coronary artery bypass grafting […] Read More

Are Your Legs Swelling Due To The Summer Heat?

leg swelling

Casuses of Edema AKA Leg Swelling Leg swelling or “edema” as it is called in the medical profession is a common condition that plagues many of our community members. In the summer months this condition can get much worse. Edema is swelling of both legs from a buildup of extra fluid. Edema has many possible […] 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

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

Venotonics: Reducing Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency

spider veins

 Venotonics: Reducing Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency Venotonics, also known as venotropics or phlebotropics, are a class of medicinals that have effect on veins and are used to alleviate venous diseases and disorders and particularly venous insufficiency. No venotonic has been shown to cure venous insufficiency or to be as effective as surgical ablation to improve […] Read More

Difference between vein stripping and the procedures CVR performs?

vein stripping

Vein stripping is a surgical procedure usually performed under general anesthesia in the hospital setting to remove diseased saphenous veins and their associated varicose veins. The surgery involves making one or more incisions in the groin or leg to gain access to the diseased vessel.  Next, a special wire is inserted into the vein and […] Read More

Medications and Vein Treatment: What you Need to Know

vein treatment

Q: Will a patient need to be taken off any regular medication prior to receiving vein treatment? Prior to receiving vein treatments in our clinics, you may take any medications that are part of your normal routine. Blood thinning medications including Aspirin, Plavix, Aggrenox, Coumadin, Pradaxa, to name a few, are all okay to continue. […] Read More

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