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When Should I See a Doctor about my Varicose Veins?
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When Should I See a Doctor about my Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be relatively common. In medical terms, they are dilated superficial veins of the lower limb, most commonly due to venous reflux stemming from weakened valvular valves or genetic factors.  For most patients, standing and walking for prolonged periods increases the pressure in the veins of the lower limb resulting in twisted torturous...

Venous Insufficiency
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What are the Signs of Venous Insufficiency?

You may have heard the term venous insufficiency but do not know exactly what it means. In medical terms, the absence of valves and weakening of the veins of lower extremities is known as venous insufficiency. Without healthy valves, blood cannot move back up into the heart properly. This inability can cause blood to accumulate...

What is a Thrombectomy?
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What is a Thrombectomy?

A thrombectomy is a surgical procedure used to break down large blood clots in both arteries and veins. The procedure is done under image guidance by endovascular devices. It helps to maintain perfusion in tissues that have reduced blood flow due to thrombus formation.  What is a Thrombus, and How is it Formed? A thrombus...

Varicose Veins or Spider Veins – How to Tell the Difference
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Varicose Veins or Spider Veins – How to Tell the Difference

Venous conditions are relatively common, especially as we age. While some vein issues are more cosmetic without causing bothersome symptoms, other vein conditions are more severe and require medical treatment. Either way, it’s essential to have a physician diagnose the vein condition properly.  Two of the most common vein disorders include varicose veins and spider...

Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
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Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Varicose veins and spider veins come in all shapes and sizes. The appearance of thin, small veins, such as spider veins or reticular veins, on the body are not always problematic but can be a cosmetic concern. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) notes that more than 40% of people suffer from different variants...

What is Sclerotherapy?
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What is Sclerotherapy?

At Vascular Associates of WNY, we offer many vein treatments to our patients. One option to treat spider veins or reticular veins is sclerotherapy.