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Don’t I Need These Veins?

By Dr. Cohen "Doc, don't I need these veins?" I'm asked this all the time when advising patients to close or remove their problem veins. And it's a good question. The simple answer is "No." First, these veins never did much even when they were working normally. They...

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Spider Veins And Sclerotherapy: What To Expect

By Dr. Cohen Spider veins, technically called "telangiectasias", are small spidery, branching red or blue veins and can be located just under the skin surface anywhere on the leg. Spider veins themselves almost never cause any medical problem but they're not pretty...

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What About Skin Damage From Venous Insufficiency?

By Dr. Cohen When venous insufficiency persists, untreated, for many years, the skin in the calf or ankle can become damaged. This results from chronic inflammation and the damage done by blood leaking out of the veins into the skin itself. There are 4 types of damage...

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What Is Foam Sclerotherapy And Why Choose It?

By Dr. Cohen InjectionSCLEROTHERAPYis a mainstay of treatment for venous insufficiency. The procedure uses a fine needle to inject a medication, called a "sclerosant", directly into the problem veins. The sclerosant destroys the inside lining of the veins called the...

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The 4 Signs To Tell If You Have Venous Insufficiency

By Dr. Cohen Print Friendly First, what is venous insufficiency anyway? Sometimes the one-way valves in the superficial veins of the leg become leaky and stop functioning. When the valves are leaky, gravity can pull the blood down, and allow it to pool in the lower...

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VenaSeal Procedure

By Dr. Cohen VenaSeal is a new technology used to close saphenous veins. Unlike traditional methods, such as endovenous laser or radiofrequency ablation treatments, the VenaSeal does not use any heat to seal the vein. Instead it fills the inside of the vein with a...

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Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) And Iliac Vein Stenting

By Dr. Cohen Advances in vein imaging technology (Intravascular Ultrasound "IVUS") have recently allowed vein specialists to diagnose a group of serious, but treatable medical conditions which until now were greatly under-recognized. The blood in our leg veins,...

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Pelvic Vein Embolization/Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

By Dr. Cohen Leaky vein valves in the pelvic veins can cause a variety of problems for both men and women. In women the problem often causes pelvic pain (Pelvic Congestion Syndrome), genital varicose veins, or varicose veins in the legs. In men it can cause testicular...

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What Are The Treatments For Venous Insufficiency?

By Dr. Cohen Venous insufficiency, or varicose veins, typically affects only the superficial veins of the skin. These veins are ubiquitous and normally carry very little blood. While these veins are not very important even when functioning normally, they can be quite...

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