Vein Facts:

Varicose veins are a sign that there is high pressure in the veins. This is called venous insufficiency or venous hypertension.

November 9th, 2011

How To Choose A Vein Doctor

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on November 9, 2011

Now that the techniques for treating vein problems have evolved such that they are easily accomplished on an outpatient basis with good results, more physicians are becoming interested in providing these services to the many patients who have limiting symptoms and/or cosmetic concerns. But herein lies a dilemma for patients. Many patients do their own research, frequently using the internet,...

Spider Veins and Venacura

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 5, 2011

It is difficult these days to listen to the radio without hearing about a product called Venacura. Venacura is a catchy name for a commercial product that is touted as an almost miraculous cure for spider veins of the legs. Review of the official website claims 30 years of research, and that the “key ingredient” is Diosmin. Among the several...

Sclerotherapy Or Vein Laser Treatment, Which Is Better For Spider Veins ?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on May 7, 2011

At Dallas Vein Specialists in the course of seeing numerous patients and treating their spider veins, I am frequently asked the question, “What about LASER?” and “When do you use LASER?”. Little wonder that these questions come up so often and that patients are confused about the options for spider vein treatment, as there is so much talk about lasers....

Facial Spider Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on March 22, 2011

At my vein practice in Dallas, Texas, I frequently get asked about the small spider veins of the face. “Why do I get them?” and “Can they be treated?” are common questions. Many patients do not realize that these small hair-like veins can be eliminated. Spider veins of the face, like the spider veins of the legs, are called telangiectasias....

Traveler’s Thrombosis

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on February 6, 2011

Since the 1990’s much has been written about the so-called “traveler’s thrombosis”, the development of clots in the veins of the legs in patients who have recently traveled and been relatively motionless for extended periods of time. It has been called “economy class syndrome” and “coach class syndrome”; however, other travelers who fly first class or spend hours in automobiles...

The Risks of the Latest Minimally Invasive Ablation Procedures for Varicose Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 6, 2011

The modern era of varicose vein surgery has not only brought minimally invasive techniques that reduce patient suffering and increase the rapidity of patients return to usual activities including minimal work time loss but has also dramatically reduced the surgical risks of having varicose vein operations. Comparisons of risks and complication rates between the old vein stripping operation and the...