Vein Diseases

Vein Diseases

The Laser and Vein Center doctors specialize in treating vascular vein diseases such as varicose vein disease.

Veins, the blood vessels that carry blood from the body tissues and organs to the heart, are prone to a variety of disorders that affect nearly 60% people in the United States. Your chance of developing a vascular vein disease increases with age. About 1 in 3 people over 45 have vein disease, and this number increases to 1 in 2 for people over 50. If other members of your family have vein disease, there is a strong chance that you will too.

From our centers in Bradenton and Riverview, our phlebologists (vein specialists) provide treatment for the following disorders:

Varicose Veins

Swollen, twisted, and often painfully dilated veins, usually in the legs, are called varicose veins. Almost 13 million people suffer from varicose vein disease in the United States. This condition is caused by weakening of the blood vessel wall and malfunction of the valves within the veins. Varicose veins no longer contribute to returning blood to the heart. If left untreated, they can cause leg swelling, skin thickening, discoloration, and ulcerations that won’t heal. Learn more about varicose veins

Spider Veins

While usually thought of as a cosmetic issue, millions of people are embarrassed by these clusters of red, blue, and purple threads visible just below the skin.  Learn more about spider veins

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

When the one-way valves in veins malfunction due to age, injury, or obstruction, the resulting condition is called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Without treatment, CVI often progresses so that symptoms worsen, skin breaks down, ulcers forms, and the patient becomes at a higher risk for developing deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Learn more about Chronic Venous Insufficiency.


Many people with Varicose veins also suffer from the skin disease psoriasis. Learn more about psoriasis here.

To discuss vascular vein disease or varicose vein disease, please contact our doctors via the form to the right.

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