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Dr. Stephen Rivard

Medical Director and Founder of Illinois Vein Specialists -- Board Certified in Phlebology, i.e. the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins.
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Varicose Veins Risk Concerns and What to Look Out For

According to statistics, about 30 million people in the US suffer from vein disease. If left untreated, varicose veins can gradually turn to severe Chronic Vein Insufficiency and worsen over time. While screening and diagnosis take about 15 minutes, only 1.9 million people seek treatment.

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Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

This is a specialized procedure for dealing with varicose veins deep in the skin tissues. When varicosities are visible on the skin's surface, it's easy to administer the medications on specific veins. But when the varicosities are buried deeper in the skin, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact problem areas. Ultrasound technology makesit possible to identify and treat varicosities deep in the tissues.

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Endovenous Laser Therapy

Endovenous laser therapy is a safe and minimally invasive procedure that uses lasers and ultrasound to remedy varicose veins. Typically, this procedure is best suited to veins that are untwisted.

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Dr. Jack Perlmutter of Illinois Vein Specialists

Dr. Perlmutter is a leading expert in diagnosing venous disease and performing minimally invasive and personalized treatment plans for venous insufficiency disorders like varicose veins and spider veins. Dr. Perlmutter offers reliable, trusted, and most up-to-date treatments for venous conditions.

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What Can you Expect From Your Initial Office Visit?

While 44 million Americans suffer from chronic venous insufficiency, only a small fraction seeks medical intervention. If you have spider veins or varicose veins, visiting a vascular specialist is a bold step towards lasting relief.

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