Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that are visible under the skin, usually in the legs. People who have the condition may find the veins unsightly and uncomfortable. They can cause pain, swelling, itching, and a heavy feeling in the legs. Some people with varicose veins develop a more serious condition called deep vein thrombosis, in which a blood clot forms in the legs.
Vascular specialists at NYU Langone’s Vein Center offer minimally invasive, in-office treatments to eliminate damaged veins using local anesthesia. They also provide ongoing support for this chronic condition.
Treatment may involve wearing compression stockings to improve blood flow in the legs. It may also consist of minimally invasive procedures to remove or eliminate varicose veins.
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