Vein Clinic at Southern Indiana Surgery

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Vein Clinic

Health Care Providers

Douglas Y. Roese, M.D.

Douglas Y. Roese, M.D.
Vascular Surgery

Jason W. Christie, M.D.

Jason W. Christie, M.D.
Vascular Surgery

Led by Medical Director Dr. Douglas Roese and Dr. Jason Christie, the Vein Clinic of SIS offers the highest levels of surgical care throughout southern Indiana and the state.

Varicose Veins

Millions of Americans are affected by varicose veins: abnormal, visible veins that develop beneath the skin.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the legs
  • Swollen, visible veins in the legs

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.

Treatments Available

Depending on the severity of the varicose vein, we will treat it in one of three ways:

  1. Venefitâ„¢ procedure is a minimally-invasive alternative to vein stripping that involves closing diseased veins.
  2. Sclerotherapy involves injecting the vein with a saline solution to close off the area, cutting the vein off from the circulatory system.
  3. Vein stripping, or removal of the vein, is often performed with larger or perforating veins.