Chronic Venous Insufficiency or Chronic Venous Disease (CVD) is not a new disease, but it was not recognized as a specialty until just recently. The way we treat veins have come a long way in the past 20 years. The “stripping” and “ligation” procedures prevalent in the past and known to leave unattractive scars are now being replaced with laser technology in the form of Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVTA). It has minimal to no residual scarring and is done in the office under local anesthesia. The heavy, unattractive hosiery is now replaced with lighter compression hose that are available in a variety of colors and styles.
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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