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Vein Clinic

It is estimated that 40% of women and 25% of men are affected by Varicose Veins and another 8-12 million people in the United States are affected by PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease). The following are common symptoms of both Varicose Veins and PAD: leg pain, cramping, restless legs, fatigue, heaviness, swelling, bulging veins and spider veins. Most of our patients are experiencing one or two of the above symptoms when they initially visit us.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted rope-like veins that appear near the surface of the skin. While they can develop anywhere in the body, they are most commonly found in the legs and ankles because standing and walking increase pressure in the lower extremities. In normally functioning veins, tiny one-way valves open as blood flows toward the heart and close to prevent blood from flowing backward. When these valves malfunction, blood pools in the veins, resulting in a buildup of pressure that weakens their walls and causes them to bulge. Over time, the increased pressure can cause additional valves to fail. This venous reflux, or venous insufficiency, leads to the development of varicose veins.

Signs and Symptoms

In addition to the visual appearance, many patients may experience one or more of the following leg symptoms:

  • Pain (an aching or cramping feeling)
  • Heaviness/Tiredness
  • Burning or tingling sensations
  • Swelling/Throbbing
  • Tender areas around the veins

Natural Course of the Diseases

If you experience symptoms and delay treatment, your symptoms may progress onward to more serious complications including:

  • Inflammation (phlebitis)
  • Blood clots (e.g., DVT)
  • Ankle sores or skin ulcers
  • Bleeding

Vein Treatments & Procedures

The vascular specialists at Cardiovascular Consultants perform procedures to treatments. These procedures

  • provide treatment in less than an hour,
  • can be performed in the doctor's office,
  • have up to 98% success rate,
  • require no general anesthesia or hospitalization,
  • have minimal-to-no scarring,
  • are typically is covered by insurance.


VenaSeal delivers a small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive to close the diseased vein, rerouting blood to nearby healthy veins, which provides symptom relief. One needle stick of numbing medicine. No compression stockings needed.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation is a minimally invasive technique to treat varicose veins. Your doctor uses radiofrequency energy to heat up the vein wall, which will close off the damaged vein. That vein is absorbed in the tissue, and blood will be diverted to nearby healthy veins.


Varithena is an FDA-approved procedure where foam is injected into the diseased veins to close them down, allowing blood to flow through other, healthier veins.


Phlebectomy is a procedure to remove large varicose veins through the tiny incisions in the skin. It is performed under local anesthesia.


Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution directly into the varicose or spider vein. As a result, we focus on treatment to fade the veins away. Sclerotherapy may or may not be covered by insurance, as it is sometimes considered cosmetic.

Two Northwest Indiana Office Locations

Cardiovasular Consultants is proud to provide high-quality cardiac care to patients throughout Northwest Indiana and the surrounding communities.