1. New vein treatment has arrived at Center for Advanced Vein Care

    Treatments for varicose veins have improved dramatically over the years—from the painful stripping surgery endured by our parents and grandparents to today’s high-tech ultrasound-guided laser ablation. Sometimes, however, it takes insurance companies time to catch up with technology. For example, a new foam-based sclerosant, which has been around for several years, is finally being covered by …Read More

  2. Our veins ‘take out the trash’

    Dr. Sonja Stiller If you’re like me, you recently finished taking a lot of holiday trash to the curb, including cardboard boxes, wrapping paper and maybe even a Christmas tree. Well, imagine if you couldn’t take out the trash at all. What if all of that holiday trash—plus all of the other garbage you accumulate over a week—simply piled up in your home? Imagine the impact it would have on y…Read More

  3. Don’t go another year in pain

    It’s not unusual for busy, nurturing people to spend all year taking care of others at the expense of themselves. We often spend the entire year doing things for family and friends while we suffer in silence. In fact, many varicose vein patients don’t even know they’re suffering. That’s because the leg pain, swelling and fatigue can sneak up on us so slowly over time that we blame it on …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. All About Sclerotherapy

    At the Center for Advanced Vein Care, one of the procedures we offer is ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. This minimally invasive treatment is used to treat varicose and spider veins, and can be done in our vein clinic with very little downtime. This effective treatment has been used for decades to fade the appearance of these pesky and often uncomfortable veins. However, many people are not aware …Read More

  9. The Essential Guide to Compression Therapy

    When you have a vein condition, compression therapy is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Compression therapy is the use of compression socks or stockings to support veins and promote blood flow to your legs. Your doctor may prescribe compression therapy if you recently have undergone vein surgery or if you have varicose or spider veins. While you might associate compression stockings …Read More

  10. Worst Exercises for Varicose Veins

    While exercise is an important part of your vein health, there are certain exercises you should avoid if you have varicose veins or are at risk for developing them. In this blog, we will go over which exercises are to be avoided to maintain the health of your veins. Running Unfortunately, while running does strengthen your calf muscles, it is also very hard on your body. The high-impact nature of …Read More