Varicose and Spider Veins

Varicose and spider veins are usually the result of malfunctioning valves throughout the large veins of the legs and can have a significant impact on quality of life. There are medical, surgical and non-surgical treatment options.


Patients suffering from venous insufficiency can experience the following:

  • Unsightly Varicose Veins
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Swelling
  • Discoloration

Risk Factors

Risk factors for developing varicose veins or venous insufficiency include:

  • Family History
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Blood Clots
  • Lifesyle


Varicose veins and venous insufficiency can be diagnosed based on a thorough clinical exam and a non-invasive venous ultrasound


Depending on the extent of the problem, varicose veins can be treated a number of ways:

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT)
  • Endovenous Glue Induced Thrombosis (EGIT)
  • Endovenous Glue Induced Thrombosis (EGIT)
  • Sclerotherapy