Varicose Vein Treatment

Varicose Vein Treatment

608-324-2227

Varicose veins, or venous insufficiency, is a condition caused by improper functioning of the valves in the veins of the legs. In healthy veins, these valves close to keep blood flowing back toward the heart. When they don't close properly, blood can pool in the legs causing high venous pressure and the many symptoms of venous insufficiency. 

Our team works to help treat and heal varicose veins with a proactive and preventative approach. Take the first step to pain-free legs! Schedule an evaluation by calling 608-324-2227.

Signs & Symptoms:

  • Spider veins
  • Legs swelling
  • Heavy, achy or tired legs
  • Excessive urination at night
  • Skin changes around the ankles, such as discoloration or thickening, and in most severe cases, ulceration

Why do individuals develop venous inficiency/varicose veins?

Venous insufficiency is a very common condition affecting millions of Americans. Heredity, or genetics, is the major risk factor. Other risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Excessive standing
  • Obesity
  • Prior pregnancies

What does an evaluation entail?

To create a customized treatment plan, we start by taking a detailed history including risk factors and perform a physical exam. The diagnostic study of choice for patients suspected of having venous insufficiency is ultrasound. This is an outpatient, non-invasive detailed examination of the leg veins that requires no radiation. 

Meet our providers

Meet the Monroe Clinic providers who perform our varicose vein treatment:

Eli Burks, MD, MBA

Sam Cook, APNP

Ameen Taleb, MD