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Venous Insufficiency

Normally, valves in your deeper leg veins keep blood moving forward toward the heart. Venous insufficiency, also known as venous disease or chronic venous insufficiency, is a condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart.

Specialists at The University of Kansas Health System are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating venous insufficiency. We offer all of today's most current therapies for vein care.

What is venous insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency is a long-term condition that can weaken the vein walls or damage the valves. This causes the veins to stay filled with blood, especially when you are standing. The condition is most commonly due to malfunctioning valves in the veins. It may also occur as the result of a past blood clot in the legs.

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

Venous insufficiency symptoms and risks

Venous insufficiency diagnosis and screening

A set of 3 noninvasive, early-detection screenings is often recommended for people over 55 who have not already been diagnosed with vascular disease.

Spider veins on leg

Injections for spider veins

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for people with spider veins. This procedure shrinks blood vessels to improve your appearance and reduce related vascular symptoms.

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Venous insufficiency treatment

  • ClosureFast™ and VenaSeal™ are 2 state-of-the-art endovenous ablation procedures available for the treatment of varicose veins.
  • Microphlebectomy is used for removing protruding varicose vein clusters by making tiny incisions that are closed with tape and heal with minimal scarring.
  • Sclerotherapy is the precise placement of a chemical solution that seals and destroys spider veins, causing them to disappear.
  • Skin changes and leg venous ulcers are treated with perforator vein ablations.
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