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Varicose Veins

Each year, hundreds of patients who have varicose veins are treated at Heart and Vascular Consultants (HVC) clinics.

HVC clinics physicians are skilled in the medical and surgical management of varicose veins.

The HVC clinics provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options suited to the needs of each patient.

Varicose Veins Doctor Heart and Vascular Consultants in Detroit and Livonia Michigan

Vein Anatomy

Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the tissues and organs. healthy veins carry deoxygenated blood from tissues back to the heart and lungs.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood to the heart. Sometimes, the valves become damaged or diseased and can no longer close properly. As a result, blood can leak back through the valve and pool in the lower leg veins.

This can lead to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).


CVI a Progressive Medical Condition

Signs and symptoms of CVI vary. Some patients may have symptoms but few to no visible signs of CVI.

Common Signs and Symptoms in The Lower Legs include:

  • Varicose veins or proder veins

  • Heaviness, aching, tightness or fatigue

  • Discomfort, pain or swelling

  • Restlessness or cramping

  • Numbness or itching

  • Skin texture or color changes

  • Ulcer or poor healing wound


Without treatment, signs and symptoms may worsen.

Risk Factors

  • Family history of CVI

  • Age over 50

  • Multiple pregnancies

  • Obesity

  • Long periods of standing or sitting

Services and Treatments


At the Heart and Vascular Consultants clinics, the duplex ultrasound evaluation is the standard diagnostic test for varicose veins.

The ultrasound test helps physicians identify the most appropriate treatment options for each patient. the treatment is individualized and based on the severity of the varicose veins and the patient's physical condition.

The HVC clinics offer treatment options ranging from traditional vein stripping to newer minimally invasive treatments such as endovenous thermal ablation.

The latest, heat-based treatment option to close diseased veins and relieve symptoms.

  • Minimally invasive, outpatient procedure

  • Smaller catheter entry site

  • Proven technology

  1. Doctor will insert a small catheter into the diseased vein

  2. The catheter will deliver heat, causing the diseased vein to shrink and close

  3. The catheter is slowly withdrawn to treat the entire diseased vein

Once treatment is completed, blood flow will naturally reroute to nearby healthy veins. your doctor will apply a bandage and may recommend compression to help the healing.

Common Questions

Q: Is the procedure painful?

A. Most patients report feeling little to no pain during the venclose radiofrequency ablation procedure. Your doctor will give you a local or regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area.

Q. how soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?

A. Most patients can notice a difference within the first 24 hours.. Symptoms may continue to improve 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

Q. When can I return to normal activities?

A. Typically, patients can resume normal activities within a few days of the procedure. for a few weeks after the procedure, your doctor may recommend a regular walking schedule and discourage strenuous activities like heavy lifting or prolonged periods of time sitting or standing.

Q. Is the venclose procedure covered by insurance?

A. Most insurance plans provide partial or full coverage for most vein conditions. Our office personnel can help in the preauthorization process with your insurance provider prior to treatment.

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