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
Varicose 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.
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 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.
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.
Carotid Artery Disease (CAD)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)