Endovenous Ablation of varicose veins simply involves using a small laser-guided by ultrasound imaging through a tiny needle stick to cause heat energy to collapse diseased veins. Once the problematic veins are cauterized from the heat, they don’t allow blood to flow or pool within them anymore. Before too long the closed veins are broken down and reabsorbed by the body. Benefit #1: Endovenous Ablation Laser Treatment
Varicose veins are a major form of venous disease and venous insufficiency. Varicose veins occur when there is increased pressure in veins and valves weaken or get damaged. This causes blood to flow in the wrong direction, back down the legs, and pool in the veins. Over time, the pressure of gravity causes the blood to continue to pool in
The internet is full of information and is the number one place many of us to go find information about our health. But so much of what can be found is not medically sound. We want to be an educational resource for you, to empower you to get the professional medical attention you need to be at your best health.
Some symptoms become so normal for us, that we begin to think they are a part of our new normal. Whether we attribute it to being active or inactive or aging or our nutrition, we can all be guilty of dismissing the cues our body is giving us that something is amiss. Leg cramps are a classic symptom that many
What are veins? Veins are the type of blood vessel that carries deoxygenated blood from the body back to the lungs and heart. Blood that is lower in oxygen is darker, rather than the bright red of oxygenated blood, though it is still red. Veins can appear to be blue as a result of a combination of how light travels
Chances are that if you are visiting our website today then you or someone close to you suffers from a venous disorder. An all-too-common problem that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from is varicose veins. The Vein Institute is proud to provide the first FDA approved injectable foam that treats varicose veins without surgical intervention! Let’s dig a little deeper
Ultrasound procedures typically bring to mind images of expectant parents marveling at the tiny heartbeat of their unborn child. Or, later, discovering whether they will welcome a baby boy or girl into the world. Ultrasound machines can monitor the baby’s development and issues that may arise during pregnancy. But OBs aren’t the only doctors who rely on ultrasound technology. In
Just as a healthy heart pumps vital blood through your arteries to your organs, your veins ensure that blood flows back to your heart. When veins break down it can lead to venous disease (more prevalent than heart and vascular disease combined) where faulty valves cause blood flow to your feet instead and some unwanted side effects. When we talk
Almost anyone can develop varicose veins or spider veins, for any number of reasons. Diabetes does not cause varicose veins. However, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes do cause circulatory problems. Varicose veins can exacerbate those problems. So if you’re diabetic and you have varicose or spider veins, it is important that you seek medical advice about vein treatments.
The internet is notoriously full of information, but much of the info surrounding the healthcare industry is not trustworthy. Here’s Dr. Vincent Gardner, your vein specialist, to answer all your questions about restless leg syndrome. Q & A: Restless Leg Syndrome & Varicose Veins – Are they linked? Q: I have been suffering from restless legs for a few years,
It’s tempting to think of varicose veins as being an issue primarily for women, but men have them too. Here Dr. Gardner answers all your questions about men’s choices for vein treatments. Q: I KNOW WOMEN GET VARICOSE VEINS, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING CHILDREN, BUT I’M A MAN AND I HAVE THEM, TOO. I DON’T SEE MUCH IN THE MEDIA
Although the development of venous disease depends strongly on your genetics—there are still some things you can do to improve vein health. Maintaining a nutritious diet and a healthy weight can be beneficial, as can elevating your legs at the end of a long day on your feet and avoiding crossing your legs. There are also some exercises you can
Fear of old-style vein stripping has caused countless men and women to put off doing anything about their varicose veins and leg pain. If you’re one of those people, you’ll be happy to know we don’t strip veins anymore. There is absolutely no reason to live with your symptoms. And there are serious reasons to address them right away. IT’S
Vein disease is more common than heart disease but it’s very under-diagnosed. The Vein Institute offers free vein screening and many minimally-invasive out-patient procedures to treat vein disease. See how Dr. Gardner gives a tailored approach to his patients.
The Vein Institute specializes in treating vein disease without the use of vein stripping. Dr. Gardner is passionate about using minimally-invasive procedures to treat conditions such as spider veins, varicose veins, DVT, RLS, and more. In this video, Dr. Gardner tells us more about the treatments he offers and takes us inside The Vein Institute. The Vein Institute specializes in