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Myth: Varicose And Spider Veins Will Always Reoccur After They Have Been Repaired

Myth: Varicose And Spider Veins Will Always Reoccur After They Have Been Repaired

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

office-06.jpgOne common misunderstanding about vein disease is that varicose veins often reoccur after treatment. This is far from the truth, reminiscent of the days when vein stripping was the most widely used treatment option. 

While procedures like vein stripping were, of course, performed with the best of intentions,  they actually caused the recurrence of varicose veins. Today, the field of venous & lymphatic medicine has made incredible progress in the understanding and treatment of different forms of vein disease and has lowered recurrence rates to below 5%! 

State-of-the-art treatments like ultrasound-guided endovenous laser therapy and sclerotherapy are better organized, safer, and more efficient than ever before. They are non-invasive and generally pose little risk for complications during recovery. Your physician will explain detailed aftercare instructions and answer any questions you might have that are specific to your individual case.

Procedures like endovenous laser therapy allow physicians to treat varicose veins at their source.  These newer techniques are more effective, less painful, and require little to no downtime.


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Seeking Relief from a Board Certified Vein Specialist

At Illinois Vein Specialists, we care just as much about the medicine and the specialized practice of Phlebology (the treatment of vein and lymphatic disease) as we do our patients. We focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. We even have patients from Alaska to Sienna, Italy and Texas to Connecticut.

We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins — find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic physician.

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