1. GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

    By Mimi Vanderhaven Jennifer Cost, of Mentor, is a busy, active mom of an eight-year-old daughter and she works full-time in customer service for an industrial ceramics company. She can’t afford to be tired. So when Restless Leg Syndrome associated with varicose veins began interfering with her sleep, she sought help from Dr. Sonja Stiller, founder of Mentor’s Center for Advanced Vein Care. He…Read More

  2. The Effects of Cold Weather on Your Veins

    At Center for Advanced Vein Care, we are proud to provide the people of Mentor with top-notch vein care and treatment. Our staff is comprised of skilled and experienced doctors who specialize in vein care. While you may or may not be aware that you have a vein condition, leaving it untreated could lead to serious health problems. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and if you’re feeling like yo…Read More

  3. Why We Love Compression Stockings (And You Will, Too!)

    We recommend compression stockings to many of the patients seeking vein treatment in our Ohio clinic! Compression stockings can offer so many benefits before, during, and after vein treatment and make a huge difference in both the appearance of your vein and how your legs feel at the end of the day. If you are skeptical of compression stockings and think they aren't for you, then it's time to lear…Read More

  4. Family fun without leg pain

    Summer is a time for activities—family celebrations, walking, hiking, wading in creeks, trips to the beach and the zoo, and picnics and amusement parks. The list is endless. And while these activities may sound fun, they can be stressful for those with chronic leg pain. An active summer day for varicose vein sufferers means sitting in a lawn chair and putting your feet up while everyone else has…Read More

  5. Don’t blame pain on getting older

    As we age, there is a natural tendency to blame aches, pain and fatigue on “getting older.” We don’t like going to the doctor anyway, and—like our grandparents—we earned our symptoms. Our arthritis, weak joints, tiredness, inability to sleep, etc. can seem like badges of honor. Well, not necessarily. If your pain is directly over your knee, for example, it could very well be arthritis. H…Read More

  6. FAQ About Restless Leg Syndrome

    Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) affects approximately one in ten adults in the United States. It's becoming more common, too, with higher numbers of both children and adults being diagnosed with the syndrome every year. But what is it? What causes it? And what is the cure? Our vein clinic in Mentor has answers that can help you find relief for your symptoms. What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Restless Leg…Read More

  7. Will insurance cover my treatment?

    With all of the changes going on in the insurance industry, it’s understandable when people are nervous. One of the most common questions we receive from our new patients is, “Will insurance cover my procedure?” The short answer is “yes,” virtually all insurance companies cover varicose vein treatments because they understand that the condition can be serious, dramatically reducing one…Read More

  8. All About Venous Leg Ulcers

    Venous leg ulcers are a common issue for older people, and if you have them, you may be concerned or distressed. At Center for Advanced Vein Care, we can understand how the development of venous leg ulcers may cause you to panic, but rest assured that with prompt and efficient vein treatment, you can get back to living your normal life as quickly as possible. In this blog, we will go over informat…Read More

  9. Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins can happen to anyone, but they are especially common in pregnant women. These raised, swollen blood vessels bulge near the surface of the skin and most commonly occur in your legs, but may also appear elsewhere on your lower body, even on your rectum and vulva. For many pregnant women, these unsightly veins are uncomfortable or make them feel self-conscious, but you don’t have to …Read More

  10. Your first visit to the vein doctor

    Most people who suffer from symptoms of varicose veins wonder exactly what will happen during their first appointment with our office. Here’s what you can expect: When you visit us for the first time, you will quickly discover you are treated like a person, not a number. You’ll likely meet with Nicole, who will take photos and measurements of your legs. This will help us properly fit you with …Read More