What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose Veins are vessels that become enlarged due to damaged valves within the vein. This damage leads to blood being prevented from flowing back up through the cardiovascular system efficiently, producing a backup of blood and causing the veins to bulge toward the surface of the skin. Aches, itching, cramping, and swelling of the legs are signs of the development of varicose veins.
Spider veins are smaller forms of varicose veins that look like spider webs or tiny tree branches. They are visible on the surface of the skin and usually of the red, blue, or purple color.
Varicose veins is largely hereditary disease, but can also be caused by aging, leg injuries or trauma, and prolonged standing. Much of this is due to a persons occupation that requires them to be on their feet for a long period of time. Hormonal factors such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and the use of birth control pills contribute to the development of varicose veins as well.


USA Vein Clinics achieves its high success rate in varicose vein treatments by not taking shortcuts. At USA Vein Clinics, you will be seen by one of our highly skilled and caring physicians who will develop a custom tailored vein treatment plan just for you. When treatments are performed properly (i.e. find the root of the problem with an ultrasound and eliminate it at the source), you should get long-lasting results – your varicose veins and your symptoms of venous insufficiency should disappear permanently.
The procedure for treating vein disorders is an outpatient procedure done right at our clinics. Usually, you would be able to resume your daily activities shortly after you have been treated.
Yes, USA Vein Clinics accepts most major Insurance companies and we work hard to maximize your reimbursement. Please click here for a list of insurance companies we work with. Since we constantly add more insurances to the list of insurances that we accept, you can contact our office at: (888) 768-3467 to verify if your insurance is accepted.
As the nation’s only coast-to-coast vein clinic,USA Vein Clinics has successfully treated thousands of patients for vein problems and have been named THE BEST VEIN CLINIC multiple times and received the award for Best Laser Treatment Center and Best Vein Center. Our Doctors staff include Board-Certified, Harvard and Stanford Trained Specialists, that are American College of Phlebology (ACP) members, well versed in efficiently and accurately diagnosing and treating a wide variety of venous disorders.
NO. The procedure is done under local anesthesia without any significant discomfort.
EVLT is covered by Medicare and major insurance companies.


Conservative treatment with leg elevation, avoiding prolonged standing, losing excessive weight, wearing Class III/IV (30-40 mm Hg) thigh high or knee high compression stockings are common requirements of Medicare and most insurances prior to their EVLT treatment approval.
Compression stockings obliterate superficial (located above the muscles) veins and prevent incorrect blood flow in the veins with incompetent valves.
EVLT procedures do not completely remove diseased veins. During EVLT the heat from the laser energy irritates the vein wall and closes the vein’s lumen. Applying additional compression from the outside by from wearing compression stockings prevents reopening of the treated veins and ensures long term success of EVLT treatment.
Most of the time we recommend to wear compression stocking for about 4 weeks to ensure long term success of the treatment.

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What are Varicose Veins?

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