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Venous Insufficiency


Vein Institute of Westchester

Michael F. Gioscia, MD

Vascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist located in West Harrison, NY

Having venous insufficiency means having weakened or damaged valves and vein walls that can cause functional and aesthetic problems. At the Vein Institute of Westchester in West Harrison, New York, caring vascular surgeon and specialist Michael Gioscia, MD, provides a range of solutions for venous insufficiency, including various types of Vein Ablation treatments- Radiofrequency Ablation, Varithena, VenaSeal™, ClariVein®, which, combined with Laser and sclerotherapy, as well as healthy lifestyle changes to boost your general wellness and vascular system health, can totally transform your ability to look and feel better. Click or schedule over the phone today.

Your veins transport your blood back to your heart. Your veins contain valves that help force your blood against gravity toward your heart. Venous insufficiency (venous reflux) refers to a vascular condition that happens when these valves become damaged. The blood can flow backward and increase pressure in your legs if you have damaged valves.

Over time, the pressure in your leg veins can cause symptoms including visible leg veins, restless legs, neuropathy, and leg and ankle swelling.

A chronic venous obstruction happens when there’s a blockage in the veins. A blockage typically occurs when scar tissue in the vein causes damage to your valves and a backward flow of blood or a poor return of blood flow to your heart. 

Chronic venous insufficiency or venous obstruction can cause several vein-related problems, including leg ulcers.

What causes venous insufficiency?

Several risk factors might play a role in the development of venous insufficiency, including: 

  • Excess body weight
  • Family history and genetics
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Inactivity
  • Heavy lifting
  • Overexertion
  • Prolonged standing
  • Being female
  • Aging

 Less common conditions that can lead to venous insufficiency include blood clots and abnormal blood vessels.

All vein conditions are based on this disorder, and it’s often considered a hereditary condition that’s worsened by lifestyle and environmental factors.

How is venous insufficiency treated?

Dr. Gioscia provides proven-successful personalized treatments for venous insufficiency, including VenaSeal.

Dr. Gioscia performs an examination and provides in-house ultrasounds and another testing as needed. Dr. Gioscia might suggest you wear compression stockings, consume a nutrient-dense diet, manage your sleep and stress, and start a new exercise routine to help improve your venous insufficiency. Most treatments are designed to seal a segment of a problem vein or close off problem veins. Treatment options include:

  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • ClariVein®
  • Varithena
  • VenaSeal™
  • Sclerotherapy


VenaSeal™ involves an advanced formulated medical adhesive that closes your diseased vein. Dr. Gioscia uses ultrasound guidance, a catheter, a special syringe, and the medical adhesive to close your vein.

Dr. Gioscia places the catheter in specific areas along your diseased vein, delivers the medical adhesive, and applies compression to your leg.


With sclerotherapy, Dr. Gioscia carefully injects a special medical foam to close your veins.

To improve your vascular health and venous insufficiency, you’re in the right place at Vein Institute of Westchester. Click or call your nearest office today.



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