More than leg veins can be trouble


Klippel-Trenaunay A rare and genetic syndrome that is often the most severe
 manifestations of varicose vein disease. The syndrome is a vascular disorder
 that consists of abnormalities in the venous system, lymphatic system, and
 arterial systems. This disorder often manifests itself in the form of 
 varicose veins, arterio-venous malformations (AVMs), lymphedema, port-wine stains
 and eventually limb hypertrophy (enlargement of the involved extremity). 
 Treatments may be an option for patients after a specific workup.
Face veins and hand veins can be more than cosmetic; you want a vein care 
specialist called a phlebologist with lots of experience to care for you.
Call us for a vein screening and then a workup for a specially 
designed treatment plan. 480-775-8460. #Morrisonvein


Chronic Venous Insufficiency equals Vein disease

“CHRONIC VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY  (CVI) is one of the most common vascular diseases in the developed world and is a major contributor to psychosocial morbidity.” And one of the worst outcomes of venous disease is leg ulcers, esp for patients over 65- up to 4% of the population! Compression bandaging is the most recognized therapy but due to lack of education of the healthcare professionals regarding application and other treatment modalities, lack of patient funds, poor insurance reimbursement for stockings and bandaging- patients suffer for at least a year or up to 10 years needlessly.

Ross K Smith and Jonathan Golledge wrote a paper ( Phlebology 2014 Vol 29 (9) 570-579)  on a review of circulatory markers in CVI and their abstract and paper to follow shows providers could evaluate patients levels of estradiol, homocysteine and vascular growth factors that were most consistently associated with primary chronic venous insufficiency.

Circulatory markers studies can improve pathogenic understanding, increase prognostic understanding and enhance diagnostic and treatment modalities.

Early recognition of vein disease with comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and in-office minimally invasive vein treatments: revolutionary glue ablations, radiofrequency or laser ablations and ultrasound guided chemical ablations of ” faulty valve- diseased” saphenous veins, accessory veins, pudendal veins, and even pelvic vein disorders can prevent the road to leg ulcers, DVTs, and varicose vein disease disorders.

Schedule a vein screening and learn about vein disease from Morrison Vein Institute.

We have been dedicated to vein disease for 20 years.

Nick Morrison MD answers online patient’s question about Pelvic Congestion:

 “I had an ablation in May of 2014, but I have been dealing with lower right stomach pain since May of this year. A CT scan was performed and it shows I have pelvic congestion. I can’t stand up straight. I’m really depressed. At this point I just lay in bed and apply a heating pad. When I try to get up and walk, pain comes and it feels like a contraction. What are my treatment options? Do I need surgery, or is there a less invasive procedure that can be done?”
Nick Morrison, MD answers:

About 60% of women with “pelvic congestion syndrome” have ovarian and/or pelvic vein incompetence or partial obstruction. The diagnosis is made according to the clinical symptoms and a specialized CT or MRI scan specifically designed to show the venous system. The abdominal or pelvic veins are found to be incompetent or partially obstructed leading to venous congestion. Minimally invasive treatment can be very helpful but is a very specialized procedure and must be performed by a physician with the training, expertise, and skill to do it safely.