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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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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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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure for treating spider veins and varicose veins. It involves injecting FDA-approved sclerosing agents into troublesome veins to make them disappear. The procedure can enhance the cosmetic appearance and alleviate pain or other side effects of damaged veins.

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The Importance of Getting Your Ultrasounds Standing Up

Duplex Ultrasonography is the essential tools for evaluating patients with varicose vein disease. While there are other evaluation techniques, ultrasound is the preferred method of examining venous physiology and anatomy. Moreover, Doppler ultrasound is also used to assess the effectiveness of minimally invasive varicose vein treatments.

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