Led by Medical Director Dr. Douglas Roese and Dr. Jason Christie and supported by Nurse Practitioner Donna Lecher, R.N., N.P., the Vein Clinic of SIS offers the highest levels of surgical care throughout southern Indiana and the state.
Millions of Americans are affected by varicose veins: abnormal, visible veins that develop beneath the skin.
Greatest Risk Factors for Developing Varicose Veins
Gender – Women (are a 4-to-1 greater risk than men)
Job – People who sit a lot, particularly with crossed legs; also, people who are on their feet for much of the day, particularly on harder floors
Weight – Obesity increases risk.
Age – Veins become more frequent with age.
Pregnancy – It is estimated 1 in 10 mothers will develop varicose veins.
Depending on the severity of the varicose vein, we will treat it in one of three ways: