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Vein Program

Welcome to the Vein Program 

Welcome to the Beverly Hospital Vein Program. If you are experiencing unsightly or painful varicose veins, leg swelling, or leg ulcers, our expert team of providers is here for you.

The Vein Program provides diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for women and men with venous disease, which is a disorder of blood vessels in the legs. We offer the latest treatment techniques for spider veins, varicose veins, and other leg vein problems – many of which can be done in under an hour and are virtually pain-free.

Consultations and treatments are often covered by insurance with your physician’s referral.

About Varicose Leg Veins

Leg veins are blood vessels that contain valves that keep blood flowing up the legs and back to the heart. When the valves are damaged or leaky:

  • Backwards flow can develop, causing blood to pool in the legs
  • This causes pressure to increase in the veins
  • The result is bulging, uncomfortable varicose veins

This process is called venous insufficiency or venous reflux. Symptoms include:

  • Pain and discomfort in the leg
  • Leg fatigue or heaviness
  • Aching, throbbing, and/or itching
  • Night calf cramps

If you have varicose veins, you are not alone. Up to 40% of women and 25% of men experience some form of venous insufficiency.

The Importance of Early Treatment

Without treatment, venous insufficiency may worsen over time. It eventually can cause more serious conditions including:

  • Leg swelling (edema)
  • Skin changes such as discoloration and inflammation
  • Blood clots
  • Bleeding
  • Leg ulcers

Our Expertise

The medical director of the Vein Program is Chieh-Min Fan, MD, an interventional radiologist, vascular specialist, and recognized authority on venous disease.

Dr. Fan and the team of professionals at Beverly Hospital’s Vein Program have extensive experience in leg vein treatment. We are committed and dedicated to bringing this service to patient on the North Shore. So you don’t need to travel to the city for leading-edge treatment and expert care.

The Vein Program is a service of the Department of Radiology at Beverly Hospital, a member of the renowned Lahey Health system.

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