Step out with confidence. Treatment options for varicose veins can relieve pain safely and effectively restore a healthier appearance.
MedStar Health Vein Centers are part of the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. You can get custom, minimally invasive vein procedures at 10 convenient locations throughout the region, from McLean, VA, to D.C., Baltimore, and Bel Air. Visit us to relieve discomfort and restore your confidence.
Left untreated, what initially appears to be a cosmetic vein problem can lead to a more serious, progressive vein disease.
At MedStar Health Vein Centers, you will have the personal attention, care, and oversight of our experienced board-certified vascular surgeons who are part of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute. As part of your evaluation, you’ll receive:
MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute is committed to providing the care you need, safely. We offer video visits for consultation and follow-up. When you visit in person, expect our offices to be sanitized and secure. Learn more about our safety practices.
Left untreated, what initially appears to be a cosmetic vein problem can lead to a more serious, progressive vein disease. Complications can include bleeding, blood clots, infections, rashes, and sores. Swelling, which can be a symptom of varicose veins, can make these complications worse. In severe cases, affected veins could rupture, which can lead to excessive bleeding—a medical emergency.
Unfortunately, no. Sometimes the appearance of spider or varicose veins fades with time. Losing weight or exercising more can help temporarily. But for most patients, symptoms such as pain, cramping, and visible veins return over time.
Don't wait. Delaying treatment can make symptoms worse and increase your risk of serious vascular complications.
Recovery time depends on your specific condition and the procedure you choose. Most people can return to normal activities within two weeks. You may need to wear compression stockings or bandages for a few weeks to help incisions heal. For most procedures, you should be fully healed by four weeks after surgery.
Our vascular experts discuss minimally invasive treatment options that provide exceptional results.