Attend Our Next Free Vein Screening

Varicose and spider veins are more than just an unsightly nuisance. They may be indicators of bigger problems with the overall health of your vascular system that can worsen, if left untreated. What happens during a vein screening? A vein screening that uses state-of-the-art technology is an important first step in identifying unhealthy veins and […]

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Treating Varicose Veins

treating varicose veins

In recent years, treating varicose veins has shifted dramatically from outdated invasive surgery to the minimally invasive procedures that are available today. Many of these advanced methods require only local anesthesia, a brief office visit and a short recovery time. Venous insufficiency and varicose veins It’s estimated that more than 40 million people in the […]

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Surprising Places Varicose Veins Can Appear

Varicose veins are unsightly, bulging, ropy veins that appear most commonly on the legs. These are superficial veins located just under the skin. They can cause discomfort and lead to more serious health issues if left untreated. Although they are most often seen on the lower legs, varicose veins can appear just about anywhere on […]

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What's the Difference Between Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Varicose veins and spider veins are visible veins on the surface of the skin that indicate an underlying problem with reverse venous flow. What is reverse venous flow? Reverse venous flow, also known as venous insufficiency, is a condition that occurs when the valves inside the leg veins become weak, damaged or otherwise compromised. These […]

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Vein Treatment: What Are Your Options?

  If you are experiencing symptoms and signs associated with venous insufficiency, varicose veins or spider veins, it’s important to see a vein specialist who can help you understand the vein treatment options that are best for you. Some of the most common and effective vein treatments include endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and sclerotherapy.  Endovenous […]

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Treating Varicose Veins: Are You a Candidate?

With summer quickly approaching, varicose veins could be holding you back from showing off your legs. If you’re ready to eliminate your varicose veins and have healthy, attractive legs once again, the team at Northern Illinois Vein Clinic can help you. What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency, a condition where […]

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Understanding Chronic Venous Insufficiency

What is chronic venous insufficiency? Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when the one-way valves in your legs that transport the blood back to the heart fail to function properly. This can lead to the backflow of blood and pooling within the veins in your legs, which can result in other complications. What causes and risk […]

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What is Microphlebectomy and How is it Different From EVLA?

Microphlebectomy and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) are highly successful vein treatments. Both are an important part of the overall treatment strategy of venous disease, but they have a few significant differences. What is microphlebectomy? Microphlebectomy is used to treat veins that are too small to be treated with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) but too large […]

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Is EVLA Right for You?

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a quick, minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment that eliminates varicose veins with little to no downtime and no scarring. It is the state-of-the-art treatment for those suffering from varicose veins in large part because it involves no painful, complicated methods that were often used in the past, particularly the surgical “vein […]

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