Vein Clinic PA offers the most effective Spider Vein Treatment options currently available, including injection sclerotherapy (the gold standard), ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (used to seal the deeper "feeder veins"), ohmic thermolysis (the revolutionary VeinGogh), and surface laser. Typically we use a combination of treatment modalities to help you enjoy the best outcomes that are long lasting in the fewest visits possible. Learn more about our Spider Vein Treatments and schedule your Free Consultation today!
One of my patients lost her young son to cancer earlier this year. While performing her leg treatments, I was taken aback by the sheer courage, optimism and positive attitude that this wonderful woman exuded in spite of sustaining such a terrible loss. During the conversation she mentioned support of her family, friends and her religious beliefs that helped her through this gut wrenching part of her life’s journey.
When I asked her about how she felt, I expected to hear resentment, anger or sadness. Instead she said she was happy. She had to choose a way of living her life and she chose happiness.
The search for happiness probably predates medicine. Not until recently, a group of researchers came to a conclusion that happiness is “multifactorial.” Based on research performed on genetic twins, researchers reported that each genetic twin had a happiness set point that determined 50% of each twin’s happiness regardless of what else was going on in their lives. Interestingly, 10% of our happiness is considered to be a function of life circumstances, something that we may not be able to control but for which we often adapt or find ways of coping. The final 40% of our happiness is directly in our hands; it is a result of our intentional activity.
As Stephen Covey said, “We are a product of neither nature nor nurture; we are a product of choice because there is always a space between stimulus and response. As we wisely exercise our power to choose based on principles, the space will become larger.”
I attribute the success of Vein Clinic PA to our fundamental principle; take care of the patient. The rest will take care of itself. I have felt so strongly about our principle that we electively discontinued all major forms of marketing in early 2014. We stopped using Groupons, coupons, billboards and other popular forms of advertising. Instead we devoted all our time, resources and our passion to optimizing the patient care experience and outcomes. I am proud to say we have a collection of the absolute best tools, technology and expertise that one can find. From the video communication directly from each exam room to Patient Account Services to electronic medical records, we have created a modern office that seamlessly connects you to all the staff members who may be involved in your care. When you call us, before the phone is triaged the receptionist is able to “see” via video all the sites and key personnel so that your call is not transferred without due diligence. Of course, we have never stopped perfecting the delivery of vein care. As one patient rightly said, “vein is in our blood.”
We have enhanced our spider treatment program to give you a combination of the absolute best treatments that are backed by science, tested and perfected by us. We only offer treatment that actually works. We have also perfected our microphlebectomy procedure where countless patients have enjoyed the removal of unattractive, large surface veins, including varicose veins without the need of general anesthesia, use of stitches or ugly scarring. Patients can have their bulging veins removed in one hour in the comforts of our office setting with no downtime, undue pain or risk of scarring.
The referrals from our patients and the providers in the community have kept our schedules busy. A referral is the highest form of compliment that any doctor can get. I am very grateful to each one of you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you and for the trust in our care; we continue to take this responsibility very serious.
Please have a wonderful summer season. We are only a phone call away if you find that your legs are coming in the way of your happiness!
Early signs of varicose veins may be as subtle as achy, tired legs. You may notice gradual worsening in the form of extreme fatigue, cramping, restlessness, swelling and pain in the legs.
However many patients fall into the vicious cycle in which the more tired and uncomfortable the legs feel, the more sedentary, withdrawn and frustrated patients become. In addition to genetics, pregnancy and sitting or standing for long periods of time, the lack of adequate exercise is a major risk factor for the progression of varicose veins (and underlying chronic venous insufficiency). Some patients will attribute the lack of energy to “being a busy mom,” others may be too weak, in pain, have sores or have bleeding varicose veins making it hard to exercise.
Summer months are particularly hard on legs. Warm temperature causes veins to dilate. They then become more filled with blood making legs feel worse.
At the end of the workday, your legs feel “achy,” tired and you may notice swelling (edema) and discoloration. Pooled blood in the legs causes cramping (restless leg syndrome), heaviness, itching and tingling or numbness in the legs or feet. Veins that are closer to the skin may show up more as visible varicose and spider veins making it hard to enjoy the summer months. Left untreated, you are at an increased risk for complications such as bleeding, clots and sores that heal poorly.
Modern technology allows us to seal the backflow using laser. Procedures are done in the comforts of the office setting, with minimal pain, no downtime and provide prompt relief in the legs. Treatments are safe and permanent. Although almost all insurances offer coverage of problem varicose veins and underlying venous insufficiency, most insurances require you to have tried conservative therapy that ranges from 6 weeks to 3 months, sometimes longer. Even if you are considering treatments in fall or winter, this would be a good time to get your legs checked and get the clock ticking to meet the conservative therapy requirements (such as exercise, leg elevation and compression). Call our Patient Account Services at 952-641-4498 to learn about your specific insurer’s requirements. We offer free consultations and varicose vein screenings (including screening for clots). Schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-955-8346.
It is never too late to regain control of your legs and your life.
- Education and training from the top Universities in the World
- Performed over 35,000 Endovenous Laser Ablations
- Performed over 200,000 combined treatments of varicose veins and underlying venous insufficiency
- Thousands of satisfied patients enjoying their legs and their journey of life
- Voted among Top Doctors in America
- Believes that the process of diagnosis and treatment of even the most complex vein problems in legs should be no more difficult for a patient than a trip to the mall
- Treats veins all day, every day