Treatment of Veins at the Center for Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery
The Center for Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS), a leading Stamford / Bridgeport / Norwalk / Greenwich area vein center, provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of vein disease, including varicose veins, spider veins, and chronic venous insufficiency. As a board-certified surgeon with significant experience implementing minimally-invasive techniques, Dr. James Bonheur leverages leading edge varicose vein treatment procedures like endovenous laser treatment (EVLT®) to help relieve you of your vein problems.
The reasons for choosing our Stamford vein center are simple:
- One of the most experienced vein clinics in the southern Connecticut region (Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport)
- Insurance covers many procedures
- Customized care directly from a board-certified surgeon
- Comprehensive vein treatment for varicose veins and spider veins
- Treatment in the office, usually in less than 45 minutes
- Fluent in both English and Spanish
At AMIS, we know the difficulty of living with bulging, unsightly veins. What many people with varicose veins and spider veins do not realize is that their vein disease is completely treatable. Our Stamford vein clinic has the tools and expertise needed to help you treat your veins and regain the healthy, normal looking legs you used to have. Most of our vein treatments involve no surgery, no downtime and rapid relief of symptoms.
Our Stamford vein center routinely works with patients from around southern Connecticut and the greater New England region. Located right in Stamford, CT, AMIS is in the heart of Fairfield County, a short drive from surrounding cities such as Greenwich, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Westchester, Portchester, Darien, New Canaan, Wilson, Westport, Cos Cob, Richfield, Southport, Stratford, Milford and White Plains (NY).
In addition to our vein treatment services, Dr. Bonheur performs weight-loss surgery, aesthetic services as well as general surgical services that can be viewed under the Other Services tab.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are veins (most commonly found in the leg) that are enlarged, bulging or twisted. This occurs when the valves in the legs begin to fail due to heredity, age, injury, or long periods of walking or standing. Varicose veins vary in size from smaller bulges to large, thick, ropy, cord-like veins. Left untreated, varicose veins can cause severe pain and health issues like venous ulcers.
Varicose veins are found in nearly 60% of Americans, with women having a slightly higher predisposition due to the effects of hormones, pregnancies and other factors.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins and are usually found on the face and legs (although they can occur elsewhere). Spider veins are usually red or blue web-like veins that appear on the surface of the skin when smaller blood vessels become dilated. Spider veins themselves usually are not a medical issue, but some of the factors causing them may create additional issues if not comprehensively treated.