UCLA Radiology offers comprehensive vein care and specialized treatment for venous insufficiency. Our expert team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and technologists. Our services include sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), mechanochemical ablation (MOCA) and embolization. If you feel you are suffering from venous insufficiency and would like to see Dr. Hoffman, our trained staff of schedulers, technicians and nurses will help guide you through the consultations, imaging and procedural process.
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Venous insufficiency is a disorder in which the veins become swollen and large, usually due to abnormal vein walls or defective valves. They may be located in the legs, pelvis and or the Scrotum. These enlarged veins may have a dark purple or blue coloration if they are close to the skin. They frequently have a worm like appearance. Spider veins and reticular veins are much smaller than varicose veins, often red or purple in color and often having a web-like character.
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Leg swelling and edema can be from numerous causes. One of the causes is venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency can result in swollen, red and painful legs. The symptoms usually worsen throughout the day. Compression stockings and walking are helpful.