Varicose Veins & Spider Vein Treatments

The University Hospitals Department of Dermatology is dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive care and leading-edge varicose veins treatment options.

Our expert dermatologists provide effective solutions to relieve varicose vein pain and eliminate the potential complications of varicose veins. Many of our treatments are convenient outpatient procedures that offer fast relief and shorter recovery times.

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are relatively common and tend to run in families. Symptoms include visibly swollen veins, purple or blue veins, mainly in the legs. They can cause legs to become achy, tender or swollen, especially after standing for a long time.

Offering a Range of Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Our venous treatment program offers a full range of treatments and techniques to treat varicose and spider veins, including minimally invasive surgery and intravascular laser treatment.

Treatment options include:

  • Endovenous ablation
  • Laser treatments
  • Microphlebectomy
  • Ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy

The effective and convenient solutions we offer help patients with varicose veins look and feel better.

Convenient Outpatient Surgery for Varicose Veins

The Vein Clinic at UH offers endovenous laser treatment (ELT), a minimally invasive procedure that is a more comfortable alternative to painful and invasive vein stripping surgery.

This quick, outpatient procedure uses a laser to provide rapid relief of symptoms without the use of general anesthesia. The procedure offers a quick recovery time and minimal bruising and scarring.

The following conditions are treated in the vein specialty clinic:

  • Venous reflux disease
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Swollen limbs
  • Leg heaviness and fatigue
  • Skin changes
  • Skin ulcers
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