Expert varicose vein treatment close to you

Love your legs again!


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 Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Bel Air, Maryland. Visit us to relieve discomfort and restore your confidence.

Signs and symptoms of varicose veins

  • Visible, blue, enlarged veins in your legs
  • 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, ankle, or foot
  • Itching in the affected limb
Left untreated, what initially appears to be a cosmetic vein problem can lead to a more serious, progressive vein disease.

Comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

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:
  • One-on-one examination and consultation with a physician to discuss your specific condition and a proposed treatment plan
  • An ultrasound assessment performed by a registered vascular technician
  • Compression Therapy

    Prescription-strength stocking for extra support and pressure to eliminate symptoms

  • Sclerotherapy

    Chemical injections into spider and varicose veins

  • Radiofrequency Ablation

    Thermal approach using heat ablation to eliminate damaged veins

  • Non-thermal Therapy

    VenaSeal℠ is a non-thermal approach using medical adhesive to eliminate damaged veins

  • Microphlebectomy

    Small, precise incisions are made along the vein to enable removal of the vein from under the skin

To schedule a consultation, call 800-643-1105 or

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Our convenient locations

  • Maryland

    MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus
    12 Medstar Blvd,
    Bel Air, MD 21015
    [Directions]

    MedStar Health Cardiology Associates at Annapolis
    2002 Medical Pkwy #520
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    [Directions]


    MedStar Health Cardiology Associates at Bowie
    4175 North Hanson Court
    Bowie, MD 20716
    [Directions]

    MedStar Health at Chevy Chase
    5454 Wisconsin Avenue,
    The Barlow Building,
    Ste. 1100, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    [Directions]

    MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
    9000 Franklin Square Dr,
    Baltimore, MD 21237
    [Directions]

    MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
    201 E. University Pkwy,
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    [Directions]

  • Virginia

    MedStar Health at McLean
    6862 Elm Street, Ste. 800,
    McLean, VA 22101
    [Directions]

  • Washington, D.C.

    MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre
    1133 21st Street, NW,
    Building 2, 7th Floor,
    Washington, DC 20036
    [Directions]

    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
    3800 Reservoir Rd NW,
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20007
    [Directions]

    MedStar Washington Hospital Center
    110 Irving St NW,
    Washington, DC 20010
    [Directions]

Your safety is our priority

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.

To schedule a consultation, call 800-643-1105 or

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Meet our vein experts

Our board-certified vein specialists are nationally recognized cardiovascular experts. At MedStar Health Vein Centers, you'll get access to exclusive therapies that are not yet widely available. 

Misaki Kiguchi, MD
Director, MedStar Health Vein Centers —D.C. region

Margaret Arnold, MD
Director, MedStar Health Vein Centers—Baltimore region

Geetha Jeyabalan, MD
Vascular Surgeon

Krystal C. Maloni, MD
Vascular Surgeon

Bianca M. Cutler, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner

Frequently asked questions about varicose vein treatment

  • What happens if varicose veins are left untreated?

    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.
  • Can varicose veins go away on their own?

    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.
  • How long is recovery for a varicose vein procedure?

    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.

Watch our recent Facebook Live interviews with our experts


Our vascular experts discuss minimally invasive treatment options that provide exceptional results.
  • Maggie Arnold, MD - varicose and spider veins

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    Summer is right around the corner. Are your legs summer ready? If you’re unhappy with the way your legs look from varicose or spider veins, you have options. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can relieve pain safely and effectively and restore a healthier appearance. Vascular surgeon Dr. Maggie Arnold discusses how to identify varicose or spider veins, what happens during an evaluation for varicose veins, and what are the various treatments and more.
  • Misaki Kiguchi, MD - varicose veins

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    Varicose and spider veins can be unsightly and painful. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can relieve pain safely and effectively and restore a healthier appearance. We sat down with board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Misaki Kiguchi and nurse practitioner Bianca Cutler to discuss the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), how to identify varicose veins, the different treatment options, and more!
  • Bianca Culter, CRNP - varicose veins

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    Varicose and spider veins can be unsightly and painful. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can relieve pain safely and effectively and restore a healthier appearance. We sat down with board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Misaki Kiguchi and nurse practitioner Bianca Cutler to discuss the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), how to identify varicose veins, the different treatment options, and more!
  • Geetha Jeyabalan, MD - varicose veins

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    Summer is right around the corner. Are your legs ready? If you're unhappy with the way your legs look, there are treatment options to relieve pain safely and effectively and restore a healthier appearance. We recently sat down with board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Geetha Jeyabalan to discuss varicose and spider vein treatment options, risk factors, and more!

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