Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)?
Our veins are responsible for transferring blood between the heart and other parts of the body, including the legs. The muscles in our legs and feet play a critical role in this process, acting as pumps to push blood upward against gravity and back to the heart. This process is assisted by a series of vein valves in the legs that prevent blood that is supposed to be flowing upward, from flowing downward.
Chronic venous insufficiency (also known as venous reflux) is a condition that occurs when vein walls and/or vein valves are not functioning properly, resulting in blood pooling in the veins of the leg(s), instead of flowing upward back to the heart.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) Symptoms
Chronic venous insufficiency presents in many forms and is often the root cause of all vascular conditions affecting the legs, ankles, and feet that we treat at Muto Vein Center, including:
- Varicose veins or bulging veins
- Spider veins
- Swelling and/or a feeling of heaviness
- Pain, aching, or tiredness
- Skin discoloration and/or bruising
- Venous stasis dermatitis
- Venous ulcers or sores
- Wounds that won’t heal
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
If you are suffering from this condition, it is important to see a chronic venous insufficiency doctor as soon as possible. If untreated, the disease can progress, resulting in potentially serious complications.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) Treatment at MVC
The first step toward diagnosing and treating venous insufficiency is to assess the extent and severity of the condition using a venous ultrasound and/or other diagnostic tools. Dr. Muto and her team then develop a treatment plan in light of the results of these tests. We have a wide-variety of the latest, minimally-invasive techniques and technology available to resolve venous insufficiency and its manifestations.
Dr. Muto is a chronic venous insufficiency specialist and board-certified vascular surgeon with extensive experience helping patients resolve CVI and its symptoms. Treatment at Muto Vein Center is quick, convenient, comfortable, and generally involves little-to-no downtime.
Start with a free video or in-office consultation
Dr. Muto offers free in-person and video consultations to discuss your concerns, symptoms, and treatment options that may be right for you.
Insurance Coverage for Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)
Insurance plans typically cover costs for chronic venous insufficiency treatment. Muto Vein Center accepts many types of insurance plans, including private, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. For those paying directly out-of-pocket, we offer exceptional care for a fair and affordable price. Financing options are also available for treatment that is not covered by insurance and for those who choose to pay directly, including HSA, FSA, and CareCredit.
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Why Choose Muto Vein Center?
Experience + Expertise
Dr. Muto is a respected, board-certified vascular surgeon with over 25 years of experience. She has performed thousands of successful vein treatment procedures across the spectrum of lower extremity vascular conditions. You’re in good hands at Muto Vein Center.
We use the latest and most effective, evidence-based, minimally-invasive leg vein treatment techniques and technology to help you successfully resolve your condition—quickly, comfortably, and with little-to-no downtime or disruption to your life.
Results You’ll Love
We understand the physical and mental impact your condition can have and the importance of achieving results that provide relief and help you look your best. Dr. Muto and her team are passionate about helping you achieve results that make you love your legs again.
Above all, we sincerely care about our patients and their satisfaction, happiness, and health. You can trust that we will treat you as a person and not a number, listen to you, work with skill, urgency, and efficiency, and do all we can to make your vein treatment a success.
IAC Accredited Vein Center
The Highest Level of Vascular Care
We are proud to be among an elite group of vein centers accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in the United States.
IAC Accreditation means you can be certain you will receive the highest level of care and competence at Muto Vein Center.
We've Got You Covered
Insurance + Financing Options
Insurance plans typically cover most forms of vein treatment provided at Muto Vein Center. We accept many types of insurance plans, including private, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. Dr. Muto and her team work hard to ensure that our patients get the treatment they deserve and maximize available coverage under their plan.
For those paying directly out-of-pocket, we offer exceptional, efficient care for a fair and affordable cost.
Financing options are available for treatment that is not covered by insurance and for those who choose to pay directly, including HSA, FSA, and CareCredit.