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“Work used to be tiring and my legs would ache and swell. Now I have more energy and no longer have pain and swelling in my legs after work.”
– T. A.

What are Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are most often swollen, gnarled veins that appear on the legs, ankles, and feet. They are produced by a condition known as venous insufficiency or venous reflux, in which blood circulating through the lower limbs does not properly return to the heart but instead pools in the distended veins.

Possible Symptoms

  • Swollen blood vessels
  • Skin discoloration
  • Bruising
  • Heavy Legs
  • Itching
  • Swollen Legs

Why Remove Varicose Veins?

Risk factors include gender, age, pregnancy, obesity, a family history of varicose veins, sedentary occupation, or history of blood clot. Varicose veins never go away without treatment — they frequently progress and worsen over time.


Treatment options vary by patient and the ultrasound findings. Currently long segment veins may be treated with endovenous radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or by the use of medical adhesives. Varicose veins are either removed through micro incisions or treated with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. Non-procedural treatment consists of the use of compression stockings, leg elevation and the use of NSAIDs for pain.