According to Dr Morrison, “About 5% of the U.S. population has a blood clotting disorder which means they are more likely to form blood clots in their veins than other people. Blood clots in arteries can cause very serious, even life-threatening problems and occur spontaneously. Blood clots in veins, on the other hand, are not usually dangerous unless they occur in so-called deep veins in the legs or pelvis – a Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT. Because of the possibility of patients forming these venous blood clots, especially after a medical procedure, it is imperative that all patients be followed carefully, including with ultrasound to detect these venous blood clots after all but the most superficial vein treatment.” Please consult a Phlebologist, aka vein doctor, if you have any concerns about blood clots, DVT’s, or your vein health.
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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. 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