Facial Vein Treatment Options

Do You Have Small Red Vein Clusters on Your Face? If you have broken capillaries, spider veins, or spider vein clusters called telangiectasia, you have treatment options.  These tiny veins lie just beneath the surface of your skin, making them very delicate and susceptible to becoming enlarged or spreading.  However, new technology allows us to…

External Bleeding from small calf veins can be sign of underlying problem

Have seen back to back patients this morning with severe venous insufficiency involving the left great saphenous vein.  Both patients had history of multiple episodes of significant external hemorrhage.  Neither had external signs of varicose veins but both had what appeared to be large spider veins (called telangiectasias) in the pretibial region (front of the…

Behind Bulging Varicose Veins!

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Martha had a really hard time sleeping through the night because her legs felt so achy and heavy. During the day, Martha’s legs and ankles would swell and ache. She also had unsightly varicose veins. Martha was fed up with her legs bothering her so finally she came to…

What will you RESOLVE to do in 2016?

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI As each New Year dawns, many of us spend the weeks or months preceding the turning of the calendar contemplating potential New Year resolutions. I have RESOLVED to renew and further my commitment to the education of the general public and physician community regarding the wide variety of presentations…

Orthopedic Pain and it’s relation to Venous Insufficiency

Fran, an active medical office manager for her husband’s OB-GYN practice, decided to retire near the Gulf waters in Cape Coral. Happy in her Florida home, Fran immediately became involved in her community. She found herself on the go all the time. As she stayed busy with all of her activities, her knee began to…

Nighttime Urination? It could be your veins!

Find out how frequent nighttime urination can be related to venous insufficiency. Frequent trips to the bathroom, especially at night, are often seen as a natural occurrence of either age or simply water consumption, and, because of this, are often ignored or seen as inconsequential.  Nighttime urination, however, can be the sign of a serious…

Venous insufficiency: an obscure and elusive disease

I have written more than 20 different articles over the past few years about venous insufficiency highlighting the different patient types and presentations of this common disease. Just when I feel as though I have seen every possible clinical presentation or story, another patient with a different story walks through our doors. It remains clear to me that our continued efforts at sharing our clinical experience regarding the various and often obscure presentations of symptomatic venous insufficiency are well worth it.