We are totally dedicated to the treatment and evaluation of lower-extremity varicose veins and venous disorders

Varicose Veins are dilated veins that are visible beneath the skin of the legs. They are often caused by damaged or diseased valves, which result in the “backward” movement of blood in the veins. This is a condition known as venous reflux. As a result of this condition, patients can experience pain, itching, fatigue, heaviness or a burning sensation—as well as unsightly discoloration if the problem is not corrected.

In fact, this discoloration can sometimes become permanent. Varicose veins can also lead to skin sores and dermatitis (rash). The pain caused by varicose veins can even prevent some people from enjoying exercise, activity or normal daily routines.

Affecting between 20 and 25 million Americans, varicose veins cause the loss of more than two million workdays annually.

Varicose veins are a common condition, but can be a sign of a more serious problem. We do stress the importance of a thorough vascular evaluation by a properly trained physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. Only then can a proper diagnosis and treatment plan be developed. Initial evaluations are considered medically necessary and are typically covered by most insurance plans.

Treatment, if considered medically necessary, is also often covered. But sometimes, the patient may wish nothing more than to understand the long-term prognosis, treatment options and conservative measures to prevent worsening of the problem.

Treatment Options

There are a variety of treatments available to relieve the discomfort and unsightliness of varicose and spider veins. Only a thorough evaluation by a qualified vascular surgeon, such as Dr. Ellison, can determine the treatment that is best for you. If the patient is treated improperly, it may actually aggravate the problem.

At the Ellison Vein Institute, we offer the most thoroughly proven treatments available (click on each one of the links below for more information):