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Varicose Veins Specialists

Vein Specialists & Vascular Surgeons

Varicose Veins Specialists

Vein Specialists & Vascular Surgeons

AVLC Varicose Veins Treatments

AVLC Varicose Veins Treatments

Varicose veins are one of the most common venous conditions in the legs, affecting as many as 40% of women and 25% of men. Vascular surgeons Steven Heird, MD, FACS, and David Winand, MD, FACS, treat varicose veins at Advanced Vein & Laser Center locations in York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To find relief from painful or bothersome varicose veins, call or book an appointment online today.

Varicose veins are one of the most common venous conditions in the legs, affecting as many as 40% of women and 25% of men. Vascular surgeons Steven Heird, MD, FACS, and David Winand, MD, FACS, treat varicose veins at Advanced Vein & Laser Center locations in York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To find relief from painful or bothersome varicose veins, call or book an appointment online today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are twisted, bulging veins that often appear on the legs. This problem occurs when the valves inside your blood vessels malfunction and allow blood to pool in the veins.

When these valves weaken and cease to function, blood flows backward and collects in your veins. This causes the veins to become enlarged and varicose.

avlc varicose veins treatments

Who gets varicose veins?

Any vein can become varicose, and anyone can develop varicose veins. However, women are more likely to get varicose veins due to hormonal changes that relax the blood vessel walls.

Other factors that increase your risk of varicose veins include:

  • Advancing age
  • Family history of varicose veins
  • Being overweight or obese

Additionally, people with occupations that require standing or sitting for long periods of time, like a teacher or professional driver, are more susceptible to varicose veins. Your blood doesn’t flow as well if you remain in the same position for long periods, so remaining active reduces your risk.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

Varicose veins are usually easy to recognize by their distinct appearance. However, varicose veins can also occur deeper beneath the skin where you can’t see them.

You may have varicose veins if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Heavy or tired legs
  • Swelling near the ankles
  • Leg pain and tenderness
  • Restless legs
  • Itching and burning
  • Cramping and throbbing

If left untreated, these symptoms often worsen and may lead to serious problems such as blood clots or venous stasis ulcers.

How do you treat varicose veins?

First, Dr. Heird or Dr. Winand performs a physical exam and thoroughly evaluates your veins. Then, they recommend the best treatment for your particular condition. Dr. Heird at AVLC in York and Dr. Winand at the Lancaster location offer the following treatments for varicose veins:

Radiofrequency Ablation

This minimally invasive vein treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat targeted blood vessels, causing them to collapse.

Sclerotherapy

This treatment involves injecting the problem veins with a special foaming solution that causes them to stick together, blocking blood flow. Over time, these veins shrink and either fade or disappear.

To learn more about varicose vein treatments, call Advanced Vein & Laser Center or book an appointment online today.

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What our patients are saying

What our patients are saying

AVLC Advanced Vein and Laser Center of York and Lancaster

"I would like to thank Dr Winand and his staff for a job well done! My legs feel and look so much better!! I had some surgeries like this done by a different doctor in the area without the results I got here. I would recommend coming here for the best results! Thanks again for a job well done!!"

- STEVE D.

"Each time that I have visited Dr. Heird's office, it was always professional and very comfortable. The atmosphere is relaxing. He and his team do an excellent job. I would recommend them to anyone in need of their services. I was referred their by a family member. After I had work done there and mentioned it to a friend of mine, they too said he is one of the best."

- JOANNA W.

"I had a wonderful experience with treatment of my varicose veins and achieved great results! They look and feel better and I am thrilled! Wish I hadn’t waited so long. Highly Recommend!"

- RACHEL G.

"The entire process was smooth. From the scheduling to insurance handling to procedure and then followup. I felt genuinely heard and cared for."

- MANDY W.

"Great experience with Dr Heird and his staff. Staff courteous. Would highly recommend this practice."

- ANGELA H.

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