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Advanced care by vascular specialists
The Johns Hopkins Vein Centers offer the latest minimally invasive and surgical treatments for varicose and spider veins and venous insufficiency. Many people suffer from leg pain, swelling, and/or heaviness in the legs, and in addition to being uncomfortable, some varicose veins can become more serious if they are not treated.
Previously, patients were treated with a vein removal procedure called vein stripping, which was painful and had a long recovery time. Now, there are technologies and techniques that involve less pain, good cosmetic results and an easy recovery. Such treatment techniques include sclerotherapy, thermocoagulation (Veinwave™) and radiofrequency closure (VNUS® Closure).
Who performs these procedures is as important as the technologies themselves. The specialists at the Johns Hopkins Vein Centers are board certified vascular surgeons who are trained to treat all kinds of vascular problems. With several offices located conveniently throughout the Baltimore area, the Johns Hopkins Vein Centers are here to serve you.
Most varicose vein procedures are covered by a patient’s health insurance.
Hopkins Patient with Venous Ulcers Finds Help
Sue Hu had been to other specialists to treat a non healing wound on her leg. She was directed to Jennifer Heller, MD at the Johns Hopkins Vein Centers, who diagnosed her venous insufficiency and a venous ulcer.
Varicose Veins, Spider Veins, and Venous Ulcers
Vascular surgeon Jennifer Heller discusses causes, symptoms, and risk factors of varicose veins, spider veins and venous ulcers.
Varicose Vein Treatment
Vascular surgeon Jennifer Heller discusses treatments for varicose veins, spider veins and venous ulcers, such as compression stockings and surgical options.