State-of-the-Art Minimally Invasive Varicose Vein Surgery
Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins that are visible just under the skin. They can be hereditary or brought on during pregnancy. They can be caused by physical trauma or, very rarely, the result of a tumor. Varicose veins can affect men, but are most common in women. According to the National Institute of Health, approximately 25 million Americans have this condition with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
"I am pale skinned and could always see some veins on my legs," states Rachel, a petite Waltham resident. "The veins at the back of my legs really became noticeable toward the end of my first pregnancy. And," she adds, "after giving birth to my 9 pound 7 ounce son, the veins stayed."