What causes vein diseases?

The human body has a vast network of veins that help carry blood from all organs to the heart. The veins in our legs and face have the most work to do as they are the furthest away from the heart. Veins on the legs have to pump blood against gravity, making their job...

How do I choose which treatment is best for me?

There is no such thing as a catch-all β€˜most effective treatment method’ for spider veins; the treatment plan for spider veins depends on the patient’s outcome goal, the severity of the disease, and the patient’s general health. Doctors may first recommend self-care at...

What is ambulatory phlebectomy?

Ambulatory phlebectomy is a mini-surgical medical procedure in which varicose veins are removed through small incisions in the body. During the procedure, the doctor will make multiple 2-3 mm incisions in the skin where the varicose veins exist using a surgical blade....

What is endovenous laser treatment?

Endovenous laser treatment, or EVLT, is a minimally invasive vein treatment procedure in which heat from a specialized laser is applied to close or shrink varicose veins. During the procedure, an optical fiber catheter is inserted into the diseased veins, and the...