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Why treat varicose veins?

March 28th, 2018

We know that unsightly blue lines on your legs and a cute spring dress or shorts don’t mix. But varicose veins aren’t just ugly – they can also signal a vascular problem. It’s estimated that 40 percent of the population in the US have chronic venous insufficiency, and women over the age of 50 are at highest risk. This condition occurs when the valves and veins become weak and blood ‘pools’ in your legs, leading to spider veins, varicose veins, leg swelling and more. 

Varicose veins, the thick, dilated and twisted blood vessels in the leg, are evidence that the veins and valves aren’t controlling blood flow like they should. They can come in several forms – from large clusters under the skin to small, thread-like spider veins that creep up the leg. 

Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue, and that’s why seeking care from board certified vascular surgeons is so important. The highly trained surgeons at University Surgical treat the entire spectrum of vascular disease, using nonsurgical approaches including Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), stab phlebectomy, schlerotherapy, radio frequency ablation (RFA) and venous stripping. Learn more about the Vein Center at USA and our advanced treatment for veins

University Surgical’s vascular surgeons treat varicose veins with three goals in mind – relieve symptoms, prevent further complications and improve the look of your legs. If you’re thinking about treatment to stop the pain, swelling and appearance of varicose veins, now is the time to start to see results by summer! 

Call 423-267-0466 to book your consultation. 

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