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What is laser treatment for varicose veins?

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My name is Norman Bein. I'm a board certified general vascular surgeon. I have been in practice for over 35 years. I have specialized in the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency for the past 10 years with 100% successful results. My offices are in Creve Coeur on Olive Boulevard and in Washington, Missouri on Highway 8. What is laser treatment for varicose veins? It is important to understand that he varicose veins that you may see on your legs are not by themselves the cause, but rather the effect of what lies underneath. What lies underneath is an incompetence almost always hereditary in nature of what's called the saphenous system. This the longest vein in the body, a superficial vein that you do not need. When this vein becomes in competent due to hereditary causes and the valves break down, you see more pressure on the small veins on the skin. They get larger. "Varicose" itself means "worm-like." What's most important to understand is that there is almost always an underlying saphenous vein problem associated with the varicosities that you would see on your skin. I"d like to add to that by saying almost all of the symptomology with which you present, heaviness, aching, tiredness, even itchy is due to the fact that you have an underlying insufficiency of a vein that you do not need.

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