One the duties I am in charge of, is dealing with symptomatic chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition that affects 5 in a 100 american citizens.  I do it by performing an endovenous procedure.

As your high school teacher might have mentioned, arteries transport rich-oxygen blood from your heart to the other areas of your body and, then, veins return a less oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When the veins in your legs failed to perform this task, you will start suffering from chronic venous insufficiency.

What are the risk factors?

  • Obesity
  • Family history (most important risk factor)
  • People over their 50s
  • Pregnancy and hormones
  • One or more blood clots in superficial veins.


If not treated in time this can cause:

There are several approaches in dealing with this, such as:

  • Compression stockings
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ablation
  • Vein stripping
  • Bypass
  • Valve repair
  • Angioplasty and Stenting


In later posts I will explain each one these.

If you have need help, please, don`t hesitate and schedule an appointment to decide the best option for you.

PS: For more details about this condition, check this animated video

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