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A message from Dr. Greenwald and the Vanishing Veins team

We hope you and your family are well during these difficult times. It’s important to be proactive to maintain the best leg vein health and know what to look for. You may experience heaviness, fatigue, or a toothache sensation in your leg(s). Tiredness or leg swelling...

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Six Things to Look for in Evaluating Vein Centers – Part 1

There are sure a lot of so-called vein centers around these days.  Everyone tells you that they are the best.  How can you evaluate all of these vein centers?  I will give you a list of six things in two parts that you can use to assess these vein centers.  Here is...

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Vein Care During Coronavirus

A true Coronavirus story.  Laurel (not her real name) is a patient of mine with varicose veins.  She was sheltering-in-place due to Coronavirus.  As with many of us, her days were very sedentary.  She spent most of her time in one chair with her legs bent. Though we...

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Vulvar Varicosities

Vulvar varicosities are a complication of pregnancy.  They are varicose veins on the outer female genitalia (vulva). Why do women get vulvar varicosities?  There is increased blood flow to the pelvic region during pregnancy.  This only makes sense.  The baby requires...

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Am I Going to Lose Blood Flow When You Treat my Veins?

What happens to all the blood flow when your varicose veins are eliminated? Good question. It’s especially relevant because varicose veins (or chronic venous insufficiency if you want to get all doctor-y) carry blood from the legs to the body.  They don’t do a good...

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Four Myths About Varicose Veins

You have those blue rope-like things snaking up your leg.  You’re pretty sure you have varicose veins.  You’ve heard a lot about them, so you think you know a lot.  Well, I’m here to tell you that a lot of what you hear is bunk. There’s nothing more dangerous than a...

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I Have to Wait How Long to Get my Veins Treated?

So, you got over your inertia, and you got over your trepidation, and you finally came to see us about your varicose veins.  Dr. G saw you and told you that you need a procedure to get rid of them.  And now it’s hurry up and wait.  Because the medical assistant is...

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