Varicose veins and spider veins are symptoms of vein disease. 80% of vein problems are hereditary. So if your parents and/or grandparents had bad veins, then you are likely to have them too. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, obesity, hormone therapy, injury, and prolonged standing or sitting. By the time women are 50 years old, more than half will have vein disease. Also, 25% of men have vein disease by 50. So you are not alone. The good news is…it can be treated. A Phlebologist, aka vein doctor, can diagnose and treat your veins in an office setting with no general anesthesia and little or no down-time.
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Morrison Vein Institute is a medical practice that specializes in the treatment of Varicose and Spider Veins. The Morrison Vein Institute takes the most advanced treatments of veins and vein disease available today and makes them even better by providing compassionate and thorough care. The Morrison Vein Institute specializes in minimally invasive, outpatient procedures for varicose and spider veins, such as Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Laser Ablation, VNUS Closure, and Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, and cosmetic spider vein treatments. Nick Morrison, MD, FACPh, FACS, RPhS, President, International Union of Phlebology, Member, American College of Phlebology Foundation Board Past President, American College of Phlebology, Medical Director, and Co-Founder with his wife Terri Morrison RN. Our team has dedicated our medical practice to veins for 20 years. We are joined in practice by James McEown, MD, Karen Garby, MD and our expert Morrison Vein schedulers, ambassadors and the Professional RN Dream Team. View all posts by morrisonvein