Varicose veins are bulging, unsightly veins that become more prominent over time. Varicose veins occur in both men and women due to genetic factors leading to superficial vein disease.
Varicose veins may be due to a single or combination of risk factors: heredity, female gender, pregnancy, excessive standing and excessive weight gain. Given time, these can worsen and cause symptoms such as lower leg swelling, discoloration of the lower leg, heavy feeling, tiredness and pain.
Due to significant technological advances over the past decade, the diagnosis and treatment of superficial vein disease can now be accomplished in a comfortable office setting. Surgical treatment of vein disease is a thing of the past. State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities are provided by Dr. David Rosen, MD (triple boarded in phlebology- the specialty of leg veins, emergency medicine and internal medicine) and include duplex Doppler ultrasonography and endovenous laser ablation. Treatments are often completed within an hour and there is no downtime after treatments. You can resume your normal routine upon leaving the office.
Most patients are surprised to learn that evaluation and treatments are covered by most commercial insurance carriers and Medicare.
During your spider vein consultation, a thorough medical history will be taken along with a physical exam; special attention will be paid to your particular lower extremity vein concerns. In most cases an ultrasound will be performed to assess the location and function of your superficial veins and to tailor a treatment regimen suited to your particular needs.