Leading Boston Vein Clinic
If you are among the 40% of women and 25% of men who suffer from varicose veins or spider veins, now is the time to seek treatment from the leading Boston vein clinic, the Brigham and Women’s Vascular and Vein Care Center, with Boston-area offices in Newton Corner, East Bridgewater, and Foxborough.
No longer is treatment to get rid of problem veins painful or extensive. Recent advances in medical technology make vein treatment a simple procedure – and no vein specialist in Boston or elsewhere is more qualified to help you than the physicians at Brigham and Women’s Vascular and Vein Care Center, all of whom are on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. With personalized attention, these Boston vein specialists will help you get rid of painful or unsightly veins.
About vein disease
Some Boston patients who seek treatment for vein disease are bothered by the unsightly appearance of dark or bulging veins near the surface of the skin. Others notice the discomfort of tired, achy, swollen or “burning” leg veins. Some vein conditions, including varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency and venous ulcers, are medically problematic; others, like spider veins, are simply cosmetically troublesome. Rapidly evolving treatments mean that whatever the problem is, vein specialists at our leading Boston vein clinic can help you. Through personal consultation, they will diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins appear as twisting, bulging, ropy or knotting veins just below the skin, often in the legs. Along with being unsightly, they are commonly a medical issue, indicative of faulty blood flow.
Normally, blood flows through the veins in one direction. When the veins begin to loosen and lose elasticity, which can happen as a result of age, weight gain, hormonal changes or heredity, blood flow can reverse, causing pressure on the vein valves that then creates blood pooling or back-up. This condition, called venous reflux or chronic venous insufficiency, is what causes the dark-blue discoloration, bulging and knotty appearance of varicose veins.
The condition is common but will not correct itself, which is why it is so important that anyone with these symptoms seek a consultation. Left untreated, varicose veins can increase in size and extent, as the blood flow back-up caused by one faulty valve puts pressure on nearby veins.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are thin red, purple or blue web-like veins visible below the skin, usually in the facial area or legs. Though less medically problematic than varicose veins, spider veins are unsightly and sometimes indicate blood flow problems such as venous reflux as well. These blood flow problems can in turn lead to varicose veins.
How can vein problems be treated?
In years past, the treatment for varicose veins (generally known as “vein stripping”) was painful, extensive and not always successful. But recent advances have vastly improved the process. Popular procedures employed by the Boston-based, board-certified, Harvard-affiliated physicians at Brigham and Women’s Vascular and Vein Care Center include endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy.
Who should seek treatment for varicose veins or spider veins?
Anyone who has noticed the symptoms or appearance of varicose or spider veins on their skin should call for a personal consultation with one of the Boston doctors at Brigham and Women’s Vascular and Vein Care Center. Initial diagnosis is done with an exam and a non-invasive ultrasound procedure. Our board-certified, Harvard-affiliated physicians will assess your condition and make a recommendation for treatment.
Vein treatments are frequently covered by medical insurance and can be done in our office in a matter of hours. If you live near downtown Boston (including Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline, Allston, Arlington, Medford, Chelsea, Revere and Malden), in Metrowest Boston (including Newton, Watertown, Waltham, Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Dover/Sherborn, Marlborough, Natick, Framingham and even Worcester) or on the South Shore (including Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Plymouth, Brockton, Bridgewater, Raynham, Taunton, Foxborough, Franklin and even out to Providence), call or e-mail our leading Boston vein clinic today for an appointment.