Summit Health Vein Clinic
Located at our Eastside location, our Vein Clinic uses state-of-the-art technology and minimally-invasive treatments to get you back to your normal lifestyle.
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The function of veins is to bring deoxygenated blood back to the heart. Because the veins are a low pressure system, they contain one-way valves to prevent the blood from flowing backwards as it travels back to the heart. If the one-way valve becomes weak, some of the blood can leak back into the vein, causing the veins to become congested or clogged.
In the past, removal meant “vein stripping” using a general anesthesia in the hospital setting. However, current techniques are available to ablate the veins in a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. These new techniques and devices have made treatment simpler and more effective.