Vein Conditions & Treatments

Visible signs of vein disease, such as bulging varicose veins, spider veins and skin discoloration have been misconceived as cosmetic issues. Vein symptoms often create medical complications and should be addressed before they become serious. Patients in Northern Nevada now have a number of options to solve these vein conditions.

Vein Conditions

While more than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins and the more serious form of venous disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), only 1.9 million seek treatment each year.1,2,3 If the vein disease is left untreated, varicose veins can progress to become CVI with symptoms that worsen over time. The good news is that diagnosing and treating vein disease early can stop progression.

Below are some of the most common vein conditions treated by Swift Vein Institute.

Deep vein thrombosis (throm-BO-sis), or DVT, is a blood clot that develops in a vein deep in the body. As blood thickens and clumps together, blood clots occur. The majority...
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Restless legs syndrome can be described as an uncontrollable or persistent urge to move your legs because of an awkward or creeping feeling in the lower extremities. The symptoms are...
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Varicose veins are caused by poor circulation in the legs, typically as a result of damage to the valves in the veins. Veins along the inside of the leg and...
Venous flow in the legs consists of superficial “saphenous” and deep “femoral and popliteal” components and their tributaries. When a person shifts from a horizontal to a vertical position, blood...
Some patients have venous pressure high enough to cause backflow from the deep system into the superficial system via cross bridging veins know as perforators. In the limb with this...

Vein Treatments

Below are a list of treatments provided by providers at Swift Vein Institute. The goal of treatment at Swift Vein Institute is to help relieve symptoms and help patients return to active, daily lives.

Vein Nevada includes locations in Reno, Sparks and Carson City. Our facilities are complete with comfortable surroundings and state of the art medical equipment.

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimal invasive treatment used to treat varicose veins. (Ablation can be described as a physician using heat to create scar tissue by damaging tissue.) The scar...
Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that treats spider veins and varicose veins using a mild chemical solution, known as a sclerosant. The providers at Swift Vein Institute use ultrasound...
The ultrasound is one of the most important diagnostic tool vein specialist utilize. Ultrasound machines work by generating harmless, painless, inaudible sound waves and emitting them into the body through...
Swift Vein Institute is one of few vein treatment centers in the Northern Nevada and Las Vegas regions to offer VenaSeal. What is venous reflux disease? Healthy leg veins have...

Experts in Vein Care

The providers at Vein Nevada are trained in performing comprehensive medical examinations in order to develop the best treatment plan for each patient. Dr. Franciosa is fellowship-trained in interventional radiology and experienced in such procedures as radiofrequency ablation, ClosureFast, VenaSeal, diagnostic ultrasound, ambulatory phlebectomy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and more.

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