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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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Are your Legs ready for Summer?

Warmer temperatures inspire changes not only in our wardrobe but also in how we spend our time. Longer, sunny days motivate us to become more active whether it’s going for walks, hiking or enjoying a bike ride with our friends and family. When you have venous disease, you might want to skip these activities to […]

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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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Cosmetic Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Maybe you used to notice them on your grandma when you were growing up, but you never thought they’d appear on your legs. You may have thought that you had a slight bruise at first until it never actually went away and more appeared. There’s no doubt about it; you are one of the 60% […]

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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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Leg Cramps and Varicose Veins

Q: I am an active 60+ year old practicing dentist with legs that cramp up often and keep me from restful sleep at night.  Would any of the procedures you perform help eliminate this problem ? A:  Working in a ‘standing occupation’ certainly places you at risk for venous insufficiency, but the greatest risk factor for […]

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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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