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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Reno NV

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

When you have peripheral arterial disease your arteries in your legs have either become narrower or are completely blocked. You’ll know if this is happening when you cramp or ache in your buttocks, calves, or thighs when walking or climbing stairs. This isn’t something to take lightly. When you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), it’s […]


Vein Removal Reno NV

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

What happens when you have a varicose vein near the surface of the skin that is too large to treat with sclerotherapy but too small to treat with laser ablation? Microphlebectomy happens, and the vein goes away. Also known as ambulatory phlebectomy or stab phlebectomy (both of which make the procedure sound kind of scary […]


Vascular Services Reno, NV

What’s the Deal with Compression Stockings?

At Nevada Vein and Vascular, most of our procedures are followed by the patient wearing compression stockings for a period of time afterward. Since most people have never worn compression stockings, they wonder what’s up with this leg-squeezing hosiery? Here’s some info on compression stockings and why we love them. How compression stockings work Medical-grade […]


VeinGogh Reno NV

VeinGogh Paints a Better Picture of Ugly Spider Veins

Spider veins are just one of many unfortunate realities of aging. These little networks of red, blue, or purple veins are visible on the surface of the legs. They can be due to simple aging, genetics, and your occupation. In the past, we’ve used sclerotherapy at Nevada Vein and Vascular to remove spider veins. This […]


Arterial Disease Reno NV

Lower Extremity Arterial Disease

When a narrowing or blockage of the arteries decreases blood flow into the legs, this is known as lower extremity arterial disease. At Nevada Vein and Vascular, we have various treatments to remove the blockage and return proper blood flow to your legs. What is lower extremity arterial disease? Arterial disease, no matter where it […]


How to Keep the Blood Flowing

It’s something we don’t even think about — the blood coursing through our arteries and veins. Good circulation allows our tissues to get the nutrients they need and discard waste. Good circulation can prevent problems such as varicose veins and thrombosis. You may think there’s little you can do to help your circulatory system do […]


Carotid Artery Surgery Reno NV

Clearing Plaque Buildup

When one of our patients is found to have up to 70 percent blockage inside their carotid artery, we may perform a carotid endarterectomy to restore normal blood flow. This procedure is usually recommended after a patient has suffered a transient ischemic attack or stroke. What causes the buildup? When a person has carotid artery […]


Veinous Services Reno NV

Dealing with Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Your veins are responsible for taking de-oxygenated blood and returning it to the heart and lungs. They are meant to be one-way highways, but it becomes harder when those highways are fighting gravity the entire way, such as in the legs. To keep the blood moving, the body employs the muscles in your feet and […]


Veinous Services Reno NV

Treating Your Varicose Veins

In Reno, we don’t have to deal with many moles. It’s not like in the Midwest, where moles can make a system of raised paths across your lawn. But in Reno (and everywhere else, for that matter), we have to deal with varicose veins, and they leave much the same telltale signs. But they leave […]


Sclerotherapy Reno NV

Winter’s a Great Time to Say Goodbye to the Spiders

In Reno and its beautiful surroundings, there is no shortage of outside options in the spring, summer, and fall. And no one wants to put on a pair of shorts with a bunch of purples, red, and blue squiggly lines running around on their legs. Spider veins! They’re an unfortunate part of aging. But at […]


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