Varicose Veins

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, rope-like veins near the surface of the skin usually ¼ inch or larger in diameter. They are caused by weakened valves and veins in your legs.  Normally, one-way valves in your veins keep the blood in your legs flowing up toward your heart. When these valves do not work as they should, blood collects in your legs, and pressure builds up. Over time, this pressure causes the veins to become larger and start to form lumpy, bumpy appearances known as varicose veins. Varicose veins are unsightly and often painful.

Why do I have varicose veins?

Varicose veins are very common, and the likelihood of developing varicose veins increases with age.  Heredity is the main cause for developing varicose veins, but they can also be caused by injury, weight, pregnancy, and hormonal changes.

Treatment of varicose veins.

The Vein Surgeons of North Houston use the VNUS™ Closure Procedure, which is a targeted endovenous therapy, to treat varicose veins.  The VNUS™ Closure Procedure procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. Learn more about the VNUS™ Closure Procedure.

In addition, click here to learn about the Venefit™ treatment for leg ulcers.

Pre & Post Procedure Instructions

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Vendors for Compression Stockings

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Treatment is covered by most major insurances.