The Vein Center at Nazareth Hospital

Minimally invasive treatment for spider veins and varicose leg veins

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Photo of spider veins before treatment

Chronic venous insufficiency of the legs affects half of the U.S. population — 50 to 55% of women and 40 to 45% of men. Of these, 20 to 25% of the women and 10 to 15% of men will have visible varicose veins. Risk factors include age, family history, female gender, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and multiple pregnancies.

Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency include aching leg pain, easy leg fatigue, and leg heaviness, which grow worse over the course of the day. In more severe cases, venous insufficiency can cause skin discoloration and ulcers.

The Vein Center at Nazareth Hospital help restore blood flow to your legs and feet. At the Vein Center, interventional radiologists use minimally invasive techniques, including laser ablation (Endovenous Laser Treatment or EVLT) and chemical endovenous ablation (also known as sclerotherapy) to treat varicose veins, spider veins and other chronic conditions related to poor vein circulation.

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Photo of spider veins after treatment

These minimally invasive procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, usually in less than an hour. For patients, the procedures offer such benefits as quick recovery, no scarring and rapid relief of symptoms.

Minimally Invasive Vein Treatment

The skilled and experienced interventional radiologists at the Vein Center at Nazareth Hospital use minimally invasive techniques, such as laser ablation and sclerotherapy to restore blood flow and improve the appearance of unsightly leg veins.

Minimally invasive procedures offer quick recovery time with rapid relief of symptoms and no scarring. At the Vein Center at Nazareth Hospital, the goal of treatment is to close down weakened veins so blood flow is rerouted to healthy veins. Then your legs can start to feel better and look better.

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Find a Vein Specialist

Talk to a vein expert at the Vein Center at Nazareth Hospital, call 1.877.GO MERCY (1.877.466.3729).