If you’re like most men, you think varicose veins are a women’s problem, that they are nothing to worry about. Well think again. As many as 15% of men ages 40-79 suffer from venous disease, and more than 40% of men in their seventies are affected by varicose veins.

While varicose veins may seem relatively harmless, they can create discomfort in the legs and feet. Varicose veins are not simply a cosmetic concern, by allowing them to go untreated, there is a potential that the problem will grow beyond being cosmetic and lead to a number of other health problems. Some symptoms may include: Itching, leg pain, leg fatigue, swelling and heaviness, skin color changes and venous ulcers.

Men who spend much of their day sitting behind a desk without getting up to move, are allowing their blood to pool, which can contribute to the development of varicose veins. But professionals that stand for long periods of time are also at risk. Pressure on the legs can cause poor circulation

These procedure options are done on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art vein center. There is virtually no pain, bruising, or scaring seen and normal activities can be resumed within one day.

Options for Treatment include:

Endovenous Laser  is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed in the office in less than one hour. In this procedure a thin fiber is inserted into the diseased vein delivering a high frequency impulse through the device making the vein coagulate, shrink and disappear.

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a large surface of varicose vein is removed through a series of miniature incisions that require no stitches.

Sclerotherapy is used commonly for spider veins. The sclerosing liquid acts upon the lining of the vein to cause it to seal shut, eliminating the vein completely.