Vein Clinic at Southern Indiana Surgery

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Health Care Providers

Douglas Y. Roese, M.D.

Douglas Y. Roese, M.D., RPVI
Vascular Surgery

Jason W. Christie, M.D.

Jason W. Christie, M.D., RPVI
Vascular Surgery

Vein Clinic

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.


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

Greatest Risk Factors for Developing Varicose Veins

Women (are a 4-to-1 greater risk than men)

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

Obesity increases risk.

Veins become more frequent with age.

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. Venefit™ 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.

Dr. Christie – An Overview of Sclerotherapy