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Vein Disease and Vascular Conditions Treated

Dr. Stevens and his staff are highly qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease and vascular conditions. At Stevens Vein and Vascular, each patient’s condition is thoroughly evaluated to ensure that the best possible treatment option is selected. Please contact us with any questions or to schedule your consultation.

About Varicose Veins

Health and Diseased ValvesVaricose veins can appear as either bulging and rope-like or small and thread-like spider veins. The veins in your body work to circulate blood from your extremities to your heart and back out again. Like a water pump, they use one-way valves and muscle contractions to push the blood against gravity. At times, the vein wall becomes weak and the valves stop working properly. As a result, blood fills the vein, preventing normal flow. This causes veins to distend and bulge.

Varicose veins are often hereditary. Other causes include pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills, obesity, and age.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

  • Leg pain, aching or cramping
  • Burning or itching of the skin
  • Leg or ankle swelling
  • Heavy feeling in the legs
  • Skin discoloration or texture changes
  • Restless legs
  • Inability to walk or stand for long periods
  • Skin ulcers and non-healing leg wounds
  • Ropey veins
  • Spider veins

Spider Veins

Especially common and bothersome are spider veins, which are little veins that run up and down the legs resembling spider webs. They can fan out along the outside of the thigh or inside the lower leg, around the ankles or behind the knees. Sometimes they are grouped in little starburst patterns.

Reticular Veins

Reticular veins are deeper, darker veins that form bluish networks across the thighs and lower legs. Reticular veins are usually the source of spider veins and can cause pain. Treating reticular veins can prevent new spider veins from developing.

Rope-like Veins

Varicosities are large varicose veins resembling ropes that twist up and down the course of the leg. These types of varicose veins often bulge out and become the most unsightly and painful. They are prone to blood clots and other long-term complications.

Arterial Conditions

Carotid Artery Disease (CAD)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)