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Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs

If you have painful, unattractive varicose veins, you are not alone.

Approximately 55 percent of American women suffer from vein problems that can be uncomfortable and unsightly, with varicose veins being the most common of these disorders. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can relieve pain safely and effectively and restore a healthier appearance.

The experts at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute offer minimally invasive procedures at our convenient location in Chevy Chase. We provide expert, compassionate care in a comfortable outpatient setting.

Varicose veins are recognized often as the blue, enlarged veins seen near the surface of the skin. These superficial veins work with deeper veins in aiding blood flow. Blood normally moves from the superficial to the deep veins with a series of valves to keep the flow going in one direction. But when the valves weaken, the blood flow reverses, moving back to the superficial veins. With time, pressure on these veins increases and they engorge with blood. Signs and symptoms you may experience include:

  • Aching pain, especially after long periods of standing or sitting
  • Throbbing or cramping in the thigh or calf
  • A feeling of heaviness in the leg(s)
  • Swelling in the lower leg or ankle
  • Itching in the affected limb

Left untreated, vein disease often progresses.

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At our Chevy Chase suite, you’ll benefit from comprehensive treatment in a single location. Importantly, you will have the personal attention, care and oversight of an experienced vascular surgeon who is part of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. Misaki Kiguchi, MD, is a vascular specialist with special interest and experience in treating vein disorders. As part of your evaluation and treatment plan, you’ll receive:

A comprehensive assessment through an ultrasound performed by a registered vascular technologist

One-on-one examination and consultation with a physician to discuss your specific condition and a proposed treatment plan that may include one or more of the following options.

Treatment options include: 

  • Compression therapy: Prescription-strength hose for extra support and pressure to eliminate symptoms
  • Sclerotherapy: Chemical injections into the spider and varicose veins
  • Radiofrequency ablation: Heat, administrated through a small catheter, to eliminate damaged veins

Following treatment, patients have an appointment and post-procedure ultrasound.

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Meet Our Vein Disorder Expert: Misaki Kiguchi, MD

Misaki Kiguchi, MD, is a board-certified vascular specialist with special interest and experience in treating vein disorders. A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Kiguchi has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of the complete spectrum of arterial and venous diseases. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Kiguchi has expertise in the most advanced techniques for treating varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and pelvic congestion syndromes.

How Can We Help

At our Chevy Chase suite, you will benefit from comprehensive treatment in a single visit. Importantly, you will have the personal attention, care and oversight of Misaki Kiguchi, MD, an experienced board-certified vascular surgeon who is part of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. Your evaluation and treatment plan includes:

  • A comprehensive assessment
  • Personal examination and consultation with Dr. Kiguchi
  • Access to the full array of available treatment options
  • Comprehensive follow-up, including post-procedure imaging when necessary

Why Choose Us

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute offers minimally invasive procedures at a convenient location in Chevy Chase. We provide safe and effective diagnosis and treatment in a coordinated single visit, to help you quickly get back to the activities you enjoy.

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is a national leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is aligned with Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute, the nation’s #1 heart program. These programs have been transforming cardiovascular care for decades.

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