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What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

At the Vascular Institute of Virginia, we perform Ovarian Vein Embolization (OVE) for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. This condition is not one that is well-known by the general population, so symptoms could be overlooked. Here, we discuss the signs and symptoms of Pelvic congestion syndrome and what may contribute to its development.  Pelvic congestion syndrome is …

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Why Patients Choose Us for Vein Treatment

Chronic venous insufficiency, the condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, affects an estimated 40 percent of American adults. To have venous insufficiency means that some of the valves in some of the veins of the body, usually in the lower extremities, aren’t functioning as they should. Vascular valves are supposed to allow …

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Skin Discoloration: How are the Veins Involved?

People with symptoms of varicose veins sometimes notice areas of discoloration on the leg, ankle, or foot. These areas of discoloration may be mistaken for a dermatologic issue. Vein specialists think otherwise. They know that skin discoloration in the lower extremities may be yet another symptom of vein disease. Here, we discuss how the veins …

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What Do Slow-Healing Wounds On Your Legs Mean?

We all get the occasional cut or scrape. However, when a wound on the leg does not heal, a medical examination is in order. Many people chalk-up slow healing wounds to getting older. As we age, our skin gets thinner and we may bruise or bleed more easily. We understand this logic. We hear it …

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Prostate Artery Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Statistics indicate that more than half of men in their sixties have an enlarged prostate. This condition, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, affects approximately 90 percent of men aged 70 to 89. With these numbers, it is not surprising to hear that BPH is the most common benign abnormal tissue growth in men. Scientific …

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Will My Restless Legs Finally Rest after Varicose Vein Treatment?

Varicose veins cause several problems. We often focus on the appearance of varicose veins when, at some point, that is the least concerning aspect of venous insufficiency. Varicose veins and restless leg syndrome often go together. Restless leg syndrome, RLS, is the condition that causes a strong urge to move the legs. This sensation of …

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Reopening Elective Procedures at the Vascular Institute of Virginia During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at the Vascular Institute of Virginia has continued to provide treatments for those whose conditions cannot wait for them to have the necessary care. Over the past several weeks, we have been navigating the ever-changing healthcare landscape, establishing protocols that maximize safety for both staff members and patients. We …

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A Statement from the Vascular Institute of Virginia Regarding COVID-19

Recently our community, both locally and globally, has been impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, as it has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We at the Vascular Institute of Virginia continue to monitor the recommendations for ourselves as healthcare professionals, as well …

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