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212-888-8688 | 800-300-VEIN | 212-249-6117

910 Fifth Avenue (cross street: 72nd) New York, NY 10021

Leg Veins

The legs are the most common area for patients to get spider veins and varicose veins. Since the vein valves in the lower limbs are both far from the heart and have to overcome gravity to return blood to the organ, these valves are more likely to fail than in other parts of the body. Fortunately, there is a variety of treatment options for dealing with dysfunctional leg veins - they can be collapsed from the inside the vein with laser energy (EVLT), they can be physically removed, and various methods of sclerotherapy can be employed. All treatment methods can be performed separately or in conjunction to offer the best results. Which medical treatment is best-suited for you will depend on a number of factors:

  • Vein type (spider vein or varicose vein)
  • Size of vein (the vein diameter) and the pressure in the vein
  • Location of veins involved (thigh, ankle or behind the knee)
  • Severity or concentration of veins
  • Skin texture & color

All of the above is determined by various minimally-invasive diagnostic tests that are performed in our office. Through physical examination and diagnostic testing we choose of one or more treatment methods to achieve the desired cosmetic results.

Methods of treatment for varicose veins and spider veins include sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, duplex-guided sclerotherapy, TIGOS, Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT), and Mini-Phlebectomy.


The Vein Treatment Center
910 Fifth Avenue
Ground Floor (cross street: 72nd)
New York, NY 10021


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