Vein Facts:

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

December 16th, 2019

Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on December 16, 2019

At Dallas Vein Specialists we have had experience in the treatment of a rare congenital venous malformation, the Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS), the cause of which is a genetic mutation and not inherited. Physical changes noted at birth may lead to the diagnosis early. The syndrome involves abnormal development of blood vessels, soft tissues such as skin and muscle, bone and...


Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on October 3, 2018

A patient came into my office last week with the following story: This woman, a practicing attorney, came to Dallas Vein Specialists for spider veins of both legs. She had no symptoms of venous disease such as aching or fatigue with standing and had no history of any enlarged or varicose veins. A few weeks before seeing me she went...

All about Superficial Thrombophlebitis

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on September 8, 2016

Superficial thrombophlebitis is an inflammatory process of the tissues secondary to clotting (thrombosis) of one or more vein. Both the veins and the surrounding tissues such as skin and fat display signs of inflammation. By definition, superficial thrombophlebitis always involves veins between the skin and the muscle. It usually occurs in the legs but may also occur in the arms....

How to Get Superior Results when Treating Leg Veins and Other Vein Problems

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 30, 2016

In many cases, the formation of varicose veins (enlarged veins that most commonly appear in the legs) and other vein problems is unavoidable. Fortunately, varicose veins are treatable. In this blog post, Dr. Lonnie Whiddon of Dallas Vein Specialists outlines several factors that can enhance the success of your treatment results. UNDERSTANDING YOUR VEIN HEALTH AND FAMILY HISTORY Leg vein...

Resolutions For The New Year

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 27, 2014

During this month many of us make resolutions that we hope to uphold for the New Year. Quite often these resolutions relate to our health and well being, for instance stopping smoking or losing weight. In my opinion 2 of the most healthful resolutions are to eat in a more nutritious way and to take up a program of regular...

Inject Veins or Remove Veins? Which?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 14, 2010

Patients frequently are confused about why some leg veins are injected and some are removed. When I evaluate veins from spider veins to large varicosities, there are several considerations going through my mind in addition to the source or cause of the vein problem. SCLEROTHERAPY is the injection of veins with chemicals that damage the inside of the veins. This...