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Evolution of Vein Treatments

Varicose veins have been around since the beginning and we have been trying to find relief and treatment for centuries. History books show how doctors and scientists have attempted to solve the pain and frustration of this medical condition. As early as 1550 B.C. in the Ebers Papyrus written by the Egyptians, mentioned varicose veins […]

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Varicose Veins: Activity Dos and Don’ts

Varicosities or varicose veins (twisted, enlarged veins at the skin’s surface) occur when blood isn’t able to pump from the feet and lower legs up to the heart and instead begins to pool in veins and enlarge them. While exercise is generally good for you and can help reduce your risk of varicose veins, there […]

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Spotlight On Ambulatory Phlebectomy

 While sclerotherapy and endovascular venous laser therapy (EVLT) are the celebrities of vein treatment, ambulatory phlebectomy plays a very important supporting role in the treatment and removal of medium-sized varicose veins. This minimally-invasive procedure is easily performed in our office under a local anesthetic to remove superficial veins just under the skin. Unlike surgical vein […]

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Choosing The Right Vein Treatment

If you’ve been dealing with the discomfort and unsightliness of varicose veins, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the many vein treatment options available. Which choice is best for you and how do you know which doctor to trust?  We’ve prepared a handy guide to aid in your decision. Is The Doctor A Vein Specialist? […]

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Vein Disease 101

Vein Disease 101 Whether you are unhappy with the road map-like appearance of your legs or you are experiencing leg pain or pressure that is making it difficult to enjoy your daily activities, you could be one of the 50% of the population that suffers from vein disease. It’s not just a cosmetic issue and […]

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My Insurance Covers Vein Treatment?

Have you been wishing you could take care of your varicose veins but thought your insurance wouldn’t cover it? You may be surprised to learn that the treatment of varicose veins is usually considered a medical necessity and is covered by most healthcare plans. Varicose veins not only change the appearance of your legs, they […]

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Suffering from heavy, tired legs? Let Advanced Vein Therapy help!

Question: My mom is 80 years old, and has been suffering from heavy, tired legs for the past 2 years.  They have completely put a damper on ALL the things she loved to do as well her activity level.  Her current health care professional is only treating her with compression socks (for the past 2 years) […]

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5 GREAT reasons to call Advanced Vein Therapy and schedule your vein consult NOW!

Advanced Vein Therapy is owned and operated by Gem State Radiology and is one of the leading vein centers in the Treasure Valley. Since 2005, AVT’s board-certified, fellowship trained radiologists have utilized image guidance and the most advanced procedures while treating venous disease. Since each patient is unique, Advanced Vein Therapy takes pride in offering […]

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My legs look like that!

Q: I was looking at your website before and after gallery. I have varicose veins in my leg that look like the bottom image in your gallery. Did that patient require surgery and what is the approximate cost and recovery time? A: It’s amazing how many of our patients come to us through the visual […]

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Varicose Veins in Children

Q:  Do you treat varicose veins in children? A: The children we have seen at Advanced Vein Therapy have all had congenital vascular malformations , not varicose veins, these have been successfully treated with sclerotherapy. This type of treatment for a varicose vein would be dependent on the age and the size of the child, also the source […]

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