Venous disease is a general term for some of the common conditions that occur when blood pools in your leg veins. Veins pump blood to your heart. Your leg veins contain valves that help to keep blood flowing upward, against gravity. If these valves become weak or damaged, blood can flow back down into your legs and pool in your veins. Venous disease is a general term for some of the common conditions that occur when blood pools in your leg veins, causing pain and other complications.
Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
Spider veins (clusters of small veins that appear red, purple or blue) and varicose veins (swollen veins, close to the skin, that sometimes look like cords) are two common venous diseases. At Ohio State Total Vein Care, our experts have unparalleled regional expertise in the treatment of venous disease. We employ board certified vascular surgeons, meaning our surgeons are uniquely qualified to treat both the cosmetic and underlying medical cause of the condition.
At Total Vein Care, we treat spider veins and varicose veins using a variety of options, most commonly by sclerotherapy (non-invasive treatment where a liquid medication is injected into the vein causing it to eventually be absorbed by the body). The vein may need more than one injection.
What to Expect
- Once you fill out and submit the form above, one of our scheduling representatives will call you to schedule your appointment. You should expect a call within 48 hours.
- Please know that cosmetic or elective procedures such as spider vein treatment are typically not covered by insurance and are considered a self-pay service.
- Two to three visits before treatment (assessment, ultrasound if needed and treatment plan discussion)
- Procedure is scheduled within a few weeks
- Patient is seen one day post-surgery for checkup
- Short recovery time post procedure – most patients are back to work in a few days
- Patient is seen a month after procedure for an ultrasound to makes sure the vein is still closed