Entries by ABartel

What is the Cost of My Varicose Vein Procedure?

Please let me know my varicose vein treatment cost.  I hear this question every day in my vein clinic. Therefore, at this point, I should know the answer! However, what is really being asked is: “How much will I need to pay to have my vein procedure performed?” This question is a very different question […]

Are There Natural Remedies For Varicose or Spider Veins?

In my Mequon Vein Clinic, Lakeshore Veins, I find more and more people are searching for alternative and non invasive treatments. To prevent varicose and spider veins from developing we recommend, exercise, leg elevation, maintaining a healthy body weight and use of compression stockings.  Many people can do everything right and still develop varicose and […]

What are Perforator Veins?

When we perform a mapping ultrasound of our patients at Lakeshore Veins , we often find connections between the deep and superficial veins systems of the legs.  We discuss the meaning of perforator veins, answering the most common questions.  Perforators are normal, but also can lead to trouble in the person with Venous Insufficiency.

Venous Ulcers vs Arterial Ulcers

Perhaps you have noticed someone wearing a compression wrap and wondered what that was for.  The compression wraps as you see in the picture are generally used to treat venous ulcers.  Many people understand they have a problem with their circulation but do not understand why.  The differences between venous ulcers and arterial ulcers are […]