Dilated surface veins range from tiny spider veins, to prominent blue lines, to huge, bulging varicose vessels. Symptoms can vary-- from none at all, to incapacitating levels of discomfort. Associated consequences of localized vein malfunction can include swelling, dark staining of the skin, stiffening and hardness of nearby tissues, skin rashes and even open ulcer sores which fail to heal for months or years until the problem with the veins is corrected. Complications can include blood clots, phlebitis, and spontaneous bleeding.
Our approach to vein disease begins with and evaluation of the severity and the cause of your problem, which may include painless testing with Doppler, duplex ultrasound, or deep vein studies. Once a diagnosis is reached, a plan of treatment and cost estimate are composed to address your specific needs.
If simple spider veins are the only defect, treatment is often begun at the first visit, but when underlying problems are apparent in the larger or more central connections of the system of veins, specific appointments and/or insurance preapproval may need to be arranged.