Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose Vein Treatment
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, twisted, or bulging veins that typically appear on the legs, between the thigh and foot. They are usually dark purple or blue in color and are superficial, meaning they are close to the surface of the skin and are not paired with an artery.
What are the symptoms of varicose veins?
Varicose veins often initially present as a cosmetic concern (enlarged, twisted, bulging veins) and progress over time, causing pain and discomfort, a “heavy” feeling in your legs, swelling, an itching sensation, skin discoloration, and potentially serious complications (see below).
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are caused by a condition called venous insufficiency. The veins in our legs are responsible for bringing blood to and from the heart, sometimes going against gravity. The muscles in your lower legs act as pumps to push blood back to your heart. A series of valves assist in this process and when venous insufficiency is present, poorly functioning valves can lead to the pooling of blood in your veins. This condition is called venous reflux and, over time, can cause veins to become enlarged, swollen, bulging, or twisted.
Varicose veins are a common condition. Risk factors include family history (genetics), age-related vein valve deterioration, pregnancy, and occupations that involve sitting or standing for long periods of time.
What happens if varicose veins are left untreated?
Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic concern. If left untreated, varicose veins can significantly impact your quality of life, causing pain, itching, burning, swelling, leg heaviness, discoloration, and other symptoms.
Untreated varicose veins may ultimately lead to serious complications, such as blood clots (phlebitis or thrombophlebitis), venous ulcers, and bleeding. If you’re suffering from varicose veins, it is important to seek treatment from a qualified varicose vein doctor. Effectively treating varicose veins can have a significant and rapid impact on your life from both a medical and cosmetic perspective.
Varicose vein treatment options
Dr. Paula Muto is a board-certified vascular specialist with more than 25 years of experience and has performed thousands of successful varicose vein treatment procedures.
Muto Vein Center offers several innovative, comfortable, and minimally invasive options to effectively remove, close, or otherwise treat varicose veins on an outpatient / in-clinic basis. Potential varicose vein removal treatment options include sclerotherapy, ablation, phlebectomy, and other forms of minimally invasive varicose vein procedures or surgery. Recovery times related to these procedures are quick and involve little-to-no downtime.
Schedule your free consultation
Benefit from our experience and get the right varicose vein treatment, the first time. Schedule a free in-person or video consultation with Dr. Muto to discuss your concerns and varicose vein treatment options available to help you look and feel your best as quickly as possible.
Insurance + payment
Insurance plans typically cover costs for varicose vein 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.
Free In-Office + Video Consults
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Let’s schedule a few minutes to discuss your concerns, condition, and how we can help.
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 varicose 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.