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Do Spider Veins Go Away on Their Own? Nov 10th, 2022

Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, ABVLM, is a highly respected vascular surgeon and vein specialist at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York. He’s well known for his expertise and commitment to providing incisionless, in-office vein treatments that offer the best cosmetic results.   Here’s what Dr. Gioscia...

Benefits of ClariVein Oct 12th, 2022

Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, ABVLM, is a well-known vascular surgeon and vein specialist who leads our team at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York. Rather than offering a one-fix-for-all treatment for the cosmetic and physical effects of varicose veins, Dr. Gioscia has extensive experience in...

Why Radiofrequency Vein Ablation Might Be Your Answer to Bulging Veins Sep 7th, 2022

Radiofrequency (RF) vein ablation is an incisionless varicose vein treatment that can eliminate bulging veins with little to no downtime and cosmetically pleasing results that are hard to ignore. Vein specialist Dr. Michael F. Gioscia is the Medical Director of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York. During your initial consultation at his practice,...

Summer's Not Over: Treat Your Spider Veins and Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy Aug 11th, 2022

Board-certified surgeon and leading vein specialist Dr. Michael Gioscia of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, provides cutting-edge treatments that successfully eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gioscia takes the time to fully evaluate your leg veins and devise the most effective treatment plan. This isn't a one-fix-for-all...

Tips for Flying When You Have Varicose Veins Jul 10th, 2022

Whether you’re flying for business or taking a much-deserved vacation, the physical and cosmetic effects of varicose veins can certainly dampen your enthusiasm for the trip. Michael F. Gioscia, MD is a well-known vein specialist who leads our team at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York. He offers an expert’s opinion...

Signs It's Time To Get Treatment for Varicose Veins Jun 13th, 2022

Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, is a leading expert on varicose vein and spider vein therapy. He offers a range of highly advanced treatments at his practice, Vein Institute of Westchester, in White Plains, New York. Dr. Gioscia develops customized treatment strategies that offer the best possible cosmetic outcome for people...

Can You Treat Varicose Veins with Compression Stockings? May 9th, 2022

Michael F. Gioscia, MD, FACS, ABVLM, of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, explains that compression stockings can help alleviate symptoms associated with varicose veins. They may even help prevent them from developing. But they can’t eliminate these unsightly veins. Here’s why. Understanding varicose veins Varicose...

Are You Constantly Standing On Your Feet? Here's How You Can Prevent Varicose Veins Apr 11th, 2022

Prolonged standing increases your risk of developing varicose veins and spider veins. Fortunately, there are many highly effective, incisionless treatments available to eliminate these problematic veins.  These minimally invasive treatments allow you to continue an active lifestyle, including work, uninterrupted as they relieve your leg discomfort and improve their appearance...

Treating Your Varicose Veins in Time for Warm Weather Mar 15th, 2022

Vascular surgeon and vein specialist Dr. Michael F. Gioscia, at the Vein Institute of Westchester has significant experience and expertise in all types of varicose vein treatments. Those he typically recommends, such as ClariVein® and VenaSeal®, are minimally invasive, essentially painless, and highly effective at eliminating the cosmetic and physical...

Incisionless Procedures for Treating Varicose Veins Feb 2nd, 2022

Dr. Michael F. Gioscia, at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, provides incisionless procedures for varicose veins that offer exceptional results without the long recovery required for traditional vein treatments. He explains how these minimally invasive therapies work and why now is a great time to...

A Closer Look at Sclerotherapy Jan 11th, 2022

Board-certified surgeon and leading vein specialist Dr. Michael Gioscia of the Vein Institute of Westchester offers cutting-edge therapy to successfully eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Dr. Gioscia notes that he is not a one-fix-for-all practice. During your initial evaluation, he carefully evaluates your leg veins before designing a customized...

How Pregnancy Can Cause Varicose Veins Dec 13th, 2021

While not typically harmful, varicose veins are a common issue during pregnancy, especially in your third trimester. There are some steps you can take to reduce your risks of developing these problematic veins. You should also be aware of symptoms that may signal a need to call the doctor. Dr....

Why Do Women Tend to Get Varicose Veins More Often? Nov 14th, 2021

Anyone can develop varicose veins, but certain factors do increase your risk, including your age, genetics, and gender. Board-certified surgeon and vein treatment specialist Dr. Michael Gioscia, who leads our team at the Vein Institute of Westchester, explains the causes of varicose veins and what may make women more prone...

What Does It Mean If My Legs Swell Often? Oct 13th, 2021

Many of us experience occasional puffiness in our legs, ankles, and feet after a long day of standing. Oddly enough, you can often expect the same when traveling or participating in other activities that force you to sit in one position for several hours. This temporary fluid buildup typically clears...

Why ClariVein® Might Be Right for You Sep 13th, 2021

Top-level vascular surgeon and vein treatment specialist Dr. Michael Gioscia is well-known for his skill in providing the most effective therapies available for varicose and spider veins at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York. Dr. Gioscia has extensive experience in a wide variety of treatments that...

Understanding the Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency Aug 17th, 2021

Chronic venous insufficiency is a relatively common condition that affects the circulatory health of approximately 40% of American adults, according to data available from the National Library of Medicine.  Left untreated, the condition can eventually cause significant disability. Why, then, have many Americans never heard of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)?...

How Radiofrequency Vein Ablation Works Jul 12th, 2021

Varicose veins are a common problem for which a variety of treatments exist. So many, in fact, that you may find it difficult to determine which vein treatment you should consider. Dr. Michael F. Gioscia, of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, is a top-level vascular...

Legs Feeling Heavy? It May Be a Problem With Your Veins Jun 29th, 2021

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) includes numerous conditions that affect the health of your blood vessels. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including the sense of leg heaviness. Early diagnosis and treatment for PVD can prevent serious health complications related to these circulatory issues. Michael F. Gioscia of Vein Institute...

Myths and Facts about Leg Veins May 24th, 2021

Award-winning vascular surgeon Dr. Michael Gioscia of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, has dedicated a large portion of his professional career to offering top-level specialty care for issues affecting your vein and circulatory health. When treating varicose and spider veins, Dr. Gioscia is also extremely...

Banish Spider Veins With Laser and Micro-Sclerotherapy Apr 21st, 2021

Dr. Michael F. Gioscia of the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York, is a board-certified vascular surgeon and vein specialist who is well-known for his expertise in delivering top-level therapies for numerous vascular conditions. He explains the treatments required to rid your skin of unsightly spider veins....

Don't Let Varicose Veins Force Your Legs Into Hiding This Summer Mar 16th, 2021

Dr. Michael Gioscia is a board-certified surgeon and vein expert who leads the team here at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains, New York. Our patients value his extensive medical skill as well as his commitment to solving issues like varicose veins with highly effective therapies that leave...

Who's at Risk for Varicose Veins? Feb 22nd, 2021

Varicose veins affect about 35% of Americans, and most of them are women. These discolored and bulging veins, typically occurring in the legs, can quickly become a cosmetic concern. For many men and women, they also cause pain and other unpleasant symptoms. Michael Gioscia, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who...

The Link Between Obesity and Varicose Veins Jan 19th, 2021

Vein specialists offer numerous treatments to get rid of varicose veins, but is there a way to prevent them from forming in the first place? Maybe so. Dr. Michael Gioscia is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive treatment for conditions that affect your vein health. He leads our...

Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins Dec 20th, 2020

They certainly look different but varicose veins and spider veins share many common characteristics. Both are related to damaged or weakened valves within blood vessels, are more common in women than men, and typically occur in the legs. They’re also more easily treated than you might think thanks to medical...

Swollen Legs, Varicose Veins, or a Tight Feeling in Your Calves? It Could Be Venous Insufficiency Nov 12th, 2020

You’re certainly not alone if you’re more focused on what varicose veins look like than what they say about your vein health. And everyone has some leg swelling now and then, right? True.  But what really matters is what’s causing the swelling, varicose veins, and other symptoms that may indicate...

Do Compression Socks Really Work? Oct 15th, 2020

Advertisers are promoting compression socks as the newest best thing for dealing with tired, achy feet. Is all the hype true? The truth is, doctors have prescribed compression stockings for decades to help combat problems related to poor blood flow in the lower extremities.  But there are a few things...

Combating Problematic Veins With Ablation Techniques vs Vein Stripping Sep 16th, 2020

Problematic veins, including varicose veins and spider veins, are a cosmetic concern for many individuals that may have you reaching for long pants rather than the skin-baring fashions of summertime and early autumn.  For some, these veins also cause serious health concerns related to impaired circulation that’s linked to lower...

When Varicose Veins Are Symptomatic Aug 29th, 2020

It’s true that varicose veins are often more a cosmetic concern than a health issue. But they’re also a signal that something has gone wrong with your circulatory system.  Fortunately, whether you’re focused on their appearance or what they have to say about your health, a vein expert can help....

Why You Should Not Ignore Swollen Legs Jul 21st, 2020

Occasional swelling in your legs or feet is fairly normal and usually harmless. When the symptoms worsen or become more frequent, though, leg swelling can signal problems with your veins and overall health. Michael F. Gioscia, MD, is an award-winning vascular surgeon who leads the team here at the Vein...

Say Goodbye to Varicose or Spider Veins Before Shorts Season: Learn All Your Options Jun 23rd, 2020

If sunny skies and warmer temps make you dread the change in fashion the season demands, it’s time to consider treatment for varicose and spider veins. Michael Gioscia, MD, is a board-certified surgeon with vascular fellowship training. He leads our team at the Vein Institute of Westchester in White Plains,...

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins May 14th, 2020

Women naturally assume their body will undergo significant change during pregnancy. For many women, though, varicose veins did not make their “what to expect during pregnancy” list. Michael F. Gioscia, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and award-winning vein specialist who leads the team at the Vein Institute of Westchester in...

Understanding ClariVein's Dual Approach to Destroying Varicose Veins Apr 24th, 2020

You have more treatment options than ever these days for ridding yourself of those unappealing and sometimes painful varicose veins that mar your skin’s surface. One of the most recent therapies, ClariVein®, uses advanced technology to provide a safe, quick, and effective in-office treatment solution for varicose veins. Award-winning vascular...

Why You Want a Vascular Surgeon to Treat Your Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Mar 1st, 2020

Varicose veins and their smaller cousins, spider veins, are the result of weakened vein walls and malfunctioning valves within the affected blood vessel(s). These visible veins are often a cosmetic concern but typically not considered a serious health condition — until they cause swelling, discomfort, and other troublesome symptoms. Fortunately,...

Varicose Veins and Beyond: Winter is the Best Time to Treat Unsightly and Uncomfortable Leg Veins Feb 1st, 2020

There may be some drawbacks to living in an area where winter can force you into hiding. But on the positive side, it does provide you with ample time to address those unsightly and uncomfortable veins on your legs. Whether you’re dealing with painful ropey blue veins or prominent spider...