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Category Archives: Vein Treatments

Say Goodbye to Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic nuisance. If left untreated they can lead to serious health problems. Some of the more intense issues include persistent leg swelling, chronic leg pain, dry/thinned skin, inflammation, scaling skin and even open sores. Physicians Vein Clinics offers one of the most advanced treatments available to successfully treat varicose […]

How can I prevent varicose veins at a young age?

Q: How can I prevent having varicose veins? I am 20 years old, but yet my varicose veins are getting enlarged and more severe. A: Unfortunately, you cannot prevent varicose veins 100%. The number one cause of this type of vein disease is having a family history and because you already have varicose veins at age 20, you will […]

What is Vein Stripping?

Vein stripping is a surgical procedure that is done at a hospital or surgery center. This type of procedure is completed under general anesthesia in an operating room setting. Vein stripping starts with a surgeon who makes multiple incisions down the leg and remove portions of the problematic vein at a time. Each of the […]

Endovenous Laser Ablation vs. Radiofrequency Ablation

Endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation are both energy sources that generate heat and close the vein, which is called thermal ablation. Each procedure produces heat through different methods, but I prefer to use endovenous laser ablation because it allows me to get the laser fiber into smaller veins that isn’t possible with the radiofrequency […]

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins: Relief for new and expecting moms

Varicose veins are caused by faulty valves in the veins or weak vein walls, which are common during pregnancy and in women with a family history of this vein problem. Dr. Lornell E. Hansen provides answers to questions that many new and expecting moms may have to relieve varicose vein discomfort. Q: What causes varicose veins during pregnancy? […]

Does Insurance Pay for Vein Treatment?

At Physicians Vein Clinics, we are often asked by patients if insurance will pay to treat their varicose veins. In many cases insurance will help pay for treatment of veins as long as the veins are symptomatic. The most common symptoms are leg pain, aching, heaviness, fatigue, swelling, cramping and even restless legs. The symptoms will […]

Why Choose Physicians Vein Clinics for Your Vein Care?

At Physicians Vein Clinics, we (the staff) often talk about what would make a patient choose us. What is the decision making process for a person to choose one facility over another, one doctor over another, etc. Why would you want to walk in our door? I believe it is what sets us apart from […]

Varicose Veins: The Deeper Story

We have all seen those patient in our office with large ulcers over their ankles and have known immediately what needs to be done. However, how often have we stopped to think how they reached that point? Chronic vein disease is a spectrum of illness that extends all the way from spider veins to large […]

Get your ‘summer’ legs!

Now that summer is officially here, many people are wondering about a simple, effective procedure known as Endovenous Laser Ablation to get rid of unsightly varicose veins. This procedure is minimally invasive and can be done over your lunch hour. There is no recovery time and, little, if any, discomfort. The best part is many […]

The International Vein Congress in Miami, FL

It was great to be present with Dr. Lornell Hansen for the 2014 International Vein Congress in Miami this past week!  A great conference which served as an opportunity to confer with some of the top minds in the vein care world.  Dr. Jose Almeida and crew put on an excellent conference at the Loew’s Miami Beach […]

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