Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen veins that are raised above the surface of the skin.
The direct cause is a condition called venous insufficiency. Valves in the veins become weak and allow blood to pool in the vein.
The underlying causes can include heredity, age, prolonged standing, exposure to the sun, hormone changes or weight gain.
In addition to the unsightly visual appearance of varicose veins, the condition can be quite painful. Varicose veins don’t go away… in fact, they get worse and/or more numerous over time. Delaying treatment can also lead to more serious complications, including inflammation, blood clots, skin ulcers, bleeding and deep vein thrombosis. That’s why its worth getting varicose veins treated now… before the problem gets worse.
Fortunately, there are new, minimally invasive and FDA-approved treatments. Performed on an outpatient bases, these procedures are safe and effective with minimal risk and little to no downtime.
We were the first nationally certified varicose vein and vascular testing and treatment center in Memphis, and this first accredited varicose vein treatment center. Experience matters, and you can be confident in both our skills and with the recommendations we provide.
What type of doctor is best for treating varicose veins?
An interventional radiologist is one of the most highly trained doctors in medicine, undergoing a minimum of 12-14 years of medical education. Using imaging to guide procedures, an interventional radiologist specializes in treating disease with minimally invasive techniques.
We invite you to consult with Dr. John Roberts, a board-certified interventional radiologist who has been performing varicose vein and vascular disease treatments since our founding in 2001. He will diagnose your condition, and if you are a candidate for treatment, he will recommend the best varicose vein treatment options for you.
Call us today. Your legs will look better, and you’ll feel better!
In most cases, your treatment will be covered by insurance, as are outpatient consultations and diagnostic testing procedures. We also offer cash pay options for those who wish to remove varicose veins privately (without insurance). In fact, we’ll work directly with your doctor and/or insurance company to help you understand your options.