Varicose Veins

Important information during COVID-19

We require all patients and visitors to wear a mask or face covering while in our clinics and hospital. We’re also screening all patients and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19.

For safety reasons, we only allow one adult visitor per patient, per day. No visitors are allowed for patients with COVID-19. Exceptions to these policies include:

  • Newborn, special care nursery and pediatric patients: Parents and/or legal guardians (COVID-19 patients: only one person)
  • Birth center patients: Two support persons, including a doula (COVID-19 patients: only one person)
  • Patients who need additional assistance: A caregiver or attendant
  • Compassionate care patients (end-of-life patients)
We’re encouraging patients to find other ways to connect with their loved ones, such as FaceTime, Skype or setting up Google Duo (PDF). Our patient care teams can help arrange video chats and more.

If you need in-person or emergency care, don’t delay. We’re open and ready to care for you, with rigorous safety and cleaning protocols in place to help keep you healthy. To see if you should be tested for COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 testing page.

Video Visits

We're also offering video visits. you can talk with your doctor and receive the same personalized care, expert answers and a care plan tailored for you. You can also get care through phone visits, in-person visits and our 24/7 online clinic, Schedule an appointment online or call your clinic. For more information on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 information page.

Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic concern. Weakened valves in your legs can cause leg pain discomfort and fatigue – which could lead to more medical problems.

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that often raised above the skin on legs and may appear bulging. They can be blue, red or flesh-colored. If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to a more serious form of vein (venous) disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

Risk Factors

Women are more susceptible than men to varicose veins, and pregnancy also can be a contributing factor. A family history and professions that require long hours on your feet, such as teachers and nurses, lead to increased risk. Other factors that contribute to these conditions, include excess weight, age (50+) and family history. Learn more about venous reflux disease.


Venous ablation is clinically proven, minimally invasive office-based procedure that treats varicose veins and their underlying cause, venous reflux. And, it means less down time for you. At our vascular vein clinic, our experts can get rid of your varicose veins. To find out if a venous ablation procedure is right for you or for more information about this minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins, call (715) 268-8000.


Varicose veins are a medical condition—and are treated as such by insurance providers. Most insurance providers cover the treatment of varicose veins, including surgery, if nonsurgical methods are unsuccessful.

Schedule a varicose vein screening

Is varicose vein surgery is right for you? Our experts can help decide if you’re a candidate for the treatment. No referrals are needed. Call (715) 268-8000.