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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...