A person with varicose veins may have cosmetic or medical (symptomatic) concerns, or frequently both. I recommend that anyone with visible veins at least have a simple evaluation to clarify the source and extent of the problem, as well as treatment options and prognosis. Remember, early diagnosis is the key. If diagnosed and treated appropriately in an early stage, irreversible skin changes can be avoided. The longer a spider or varicose vein remains untreated, the greater the chance of permanent skin discoloration.
It is my belief that a patient with varicose veins or venous disease in general needs to be evaluated by a vascular surgeon experienced with the surgical and medical management of venous disorders. As a vascular surgeon with a practice and staff totally dedicated to the treatment of varicose veins, I can formulate a treatment plan and appropriate followup for the simplest to the most complex venous disorder. We diagnose the problem, give treatment recommendations and provide long-term followup.