Dr. Golan at North Shore Vascular 1-847-441-2700
An estimated 30%-40% of the U.S. adult population is afflicted with some type of vein problem – and most often – conditions that impact the legs. In a normal vein, valves work to move the blood back to the heart. When valves malfunction, blood pools in the veins. This condition is known as venous insufficiency. While venous insufficiency is not considered a serious health problem, it can cause varicose veins, leg pain and swelling, skin discoloration and ulcerations – for both women and men.
Treatment for varicose veins can range from conservative treatments like wearing compression stockings and elevating your legs to surgical intervention to remove the damaged vein, including:
Spider veins do not represent a significant health problem, but they can be quite cosmetically disfiguring. Usually, spider veins do not cause other physical symptoms; however, some people experience an aching or burning sensation around the veins, especially with prolonged sitting or standing. Sclerotherapy has been the standard of care for many years…for treatment for spider veins (and very small varicose veins), and Dr. Golan has performed over 10,000 sclerotherapy procedures.
Vein procedures are performed in a strictly sterile setting similar to an operating room environment. All medications given during procedures at NSV are purchased from FDA-approved manufacturers or distributors. And unlike some other providers, NSV never re-uses catheters that are used in varicose vein treatments.
Please contact North Shore Vascular if you have questions about vein treatments or would like to schedule an appointment.