Varicose Vein Treatment in Hartford, CT
At our vein center in Bloomfield, we serve the entire Hartford area with state-of-the-art varicose vein treatment performed by one of the country’s top vascular surgeons, Dr. Lori Greenwald.
The painful, discomforting cousin of spider veins – varicose veins often appear as swollen, rope-like veins raised from the skin. Unlike spider veins, they can pose medical complications if left untreated and are almost always caused by inability to pump blood out of the leg and back to the heart. Each vein in the human body is equipped with one way valves that allow blood to travel in one direction and one direction only (think of a concert or subway turnstile).
However, as the body ages and the vein is stressed (through exercise, sun exposure, prolonged time spent standing, etc.), these valves can begin to fail and blood can flow backwards. The result is varicose veins – a pooling of blood that stretches and distends the vein, further damaging the valve. This is called venous reflux or venous insufficiency. Beginning just as a cosmetic concern, varicose veins (if left untreated) can lead to chronic swelling, skin discoloration, and in some cases, painful, dangerous skin ulcers.
At Vanishing Veins our most common varicose veins treatment is called Closure or radiofrequency ablation. It is superior to laser treatments, with less pain and bruising.
Varicose Veins Patient Testimonials
I would like to thank Dr Greenwald! I am a 60 year old woman who has suffered since my late 20’s with “painful” varicose veins. I finally decided to at least see what can be done. I am thrilled I did. I have only done one leg so far. the 2nd will happen. Dr Greenwald is very knowledgeable , informative , caring & encouraging . Her expertise in this field is bountiful . Don’t wait until your 60 is my advice … go see Dr Greenwald now – you will be glad you did !!
In my early twenties I was blessed with both varicose and spider veins. Not only made the varicose veins make my legs feel heavy. After sweating through yet another summer in long pants, I finally mustered up the courage to contact Vanishing Veins for a consultation. Turns out, courage was not needed as Dr.Greenwald. and her amazing staff explained every step and performed every procedure beautifully. There was no pain, no worrying, no second guessing. Thanks Dr. G. I wish I’d done it sooner.
The whole experience from the first appointment regarding my varicose leg veins until now has been positive and amazing. The results are phenomenal – I no longer have swollen legs after standing or walking. I no longer have to stop and put my legs up for relief of pain and swelling – I can walk miles without stopping! The visual appearance of my legs is nothing but amazing – I have new legs! Dr. Greenwald is truly gifted. Thank you!