Capitol Vein Blog

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Summer Sanders Suggests You "Rethink Your Varicose Veins"

Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders was recently profiled in an ad for the Venefit Procedure (formerly known as VNUS Closure). As vein care and vein disease treatment experts, we're excited about this popular athlete's association with the procedure, as we hope it will make patients reconsider treating their varicose veins.

In her interview, Summer recounts that she was unaware that her symptoms, which included leg aches and heaviness, were caused by an easily treated medical condition - one that could be handled on an outpatient basis, allowing immediate recovery and return to normal activity.

Her case illustrates what we have long known: even patients who are young, active, and physically fit develop varicose veins. The vein weakness and vein valve failure that leads to venous reflux is quite common and is seen in both men and women.  While the Venefit Procedure is the most common technique we use to cure varicose veins, microphlebectomy and sclerotherapy are also commonly used.

If you have question about varicose or spider veins, request a either a free screening or a full evaluation by Dr. Rosenberg or Dr. McNeill at one of the Virginia, Maryland or West Virginia offices. Your medical insurance will usually cover a consultation for varicose veins.


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