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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,...

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...