Vein Clinic

McLaren Greater Lansing is a leading diagnosis and treatment center specializing in the treatment of diseases related to chronic venous insufficiency. Our board-certified vascular and general surgeons specialize in using the most advanced, treatments and technology to effectively treat patients suffering from the daily discomfort and embarrassment of unsightly varicose and spider veins.

The vascular surgeons at McLaren Greater Lansing are not only the most experienced in the region, they currently have the longest standing, and largest practice, in the State of Michigan. They pride themselves on collaborating as a group to make the best decisions regarding the care of each and every patient. They are also on the cutting edge of patient care through their participation in over 50 clinical trials several of which have been in partnership with McLaren Greater Lansing.

These specialized surgeons care for patients with diseases that affect the arteries, veins, and lymphatic systems exclusive of the heart and intracranial (within the brain) circulations. These surgeons perform open operations, endovascular catheter-based procedures, and non-invasive vascular testing and interpretations. Common problems treated include stroke prevention by managing arterial blockages in the neck and upper chest, revascularization of upper and lower limbs for poor circulation, management of aneurysms such as occur in the abdomen and elsewhere, vascular trauma, and varicose veins. Treatment also includes angioplasty—stenting of arterial blockages, repair of abdominal aneurysms by less-invasive endovascular techniques—as well as medical management of vascular disorders.

Our Vascular Surgeons Perform the Following Procedures:

  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Abdominal Endarterectomy
  • Lower Limb Endarterectomy
  • Resection Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Other Aneurysm Repair
  • Resection and Anastomosis of Vessel
  • Vascular Shunt or Bypass
  • Insertion Vena Cava Filter
  • Angioplasty Non-Coronary Vessels
  • Endovascular Implant of Graft
  • Endovascular Embolization or Occlusion
  • Insertion of Non-Coronary Stent
  • Diagnostic Aortogram or Arteriogram
  • Arteriovenostomy for Dialysis
  • Revision Dialysis Shunt

 

Vein Clinic at McLaren Greater Lansing

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What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when valves in the leg veins become damaged and are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart. CVI causes blood to “pool” or collect in these veins.

Easy and effective treatments

Millions of American suffer from CVI, but there’s no need to live with this painful and often unsightly condition. At McLaren, we offer both minimally invasive and non-invasive options, including endovenous laser therapy to effectively treat CVI and varicose veins. 

Endovenous laser therapy involves the insertion of an ultrasound-guided laser fiber directly into the incompetent great or short saphenous vein. Laser energy heats the vein from within, causing it to shrink, collapse and seal shut. Patients experience minimal discomfort, and they can return to normal activities the same day. 

Valve damage may occur as the result of aging, extended sitting or standing leading to reduced mobility and is commonly hereditary.

When to see a specialist

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, it’s time to ask your physician to refer you to the experts at McLaren. 

  • Varicose veins
  • Swelling in the lower legs and ankles, especially after extended periods of standing
  • Pain, aching or heaviness in the legs
  • Leathery-looking skin on the legs
  • Flaking or itching skin on the legs or feet
  • Stasis ulcers (or venous stasis ulcers) 

The seriousness of CVI, along with the complexities of treatment, increase as the disease progresses. 

The problem will not go away if you wait, and the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the better your chances of preventing serious complications.