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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body. This is a serious condition that is associated with another name called thromboembolism.
Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins that protrude from the surface of the skin, often with a blue or purplish color. They commonly have a rope-like or cord-like appearance on the skin.
Spider veins are smaller, thread-like veins that occur near the surface of the skin and often appear on the legs or face.
Leg swelling, known as peripheral edema, is the swelling of the lower extremities. This issue can be an indication of a problem in the venous circulation system.
Hyperpigmentation or skin color changes in the skin as result from significant venous circulatory issues.
Venous Ulcers, sometimes called varicose ulcers, are painful and raw ulcers that commonly develop near the ankle.
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Dr. Lawrence J. Markovitz is a highly regarded Board Certified Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon with over 18 years of clinical experience. Unlike other D.C. area vein doctors,
The Causes Of Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are usually the result of higher than normal blood pressure in the veins near the surface of the skin. Any of our vein clinic locations–in McLean, VA, Purcellville, VA, or Washington, DC–are able to utilize a number of advanced treatment techniques to diminish the look of varicose veins or other vein conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a Fee for the Online Vein Screening?
No. We are happy to review your pictures and will have a doctor call you to discuss them at no cost to you.
How does it work to treat superficial venous reflux?
Since valves can’t be repaired, the only alternative is to re-route blood flow through healthy veins. Traditionally, this has been done by surgically removing (stripping) the troublesome vein from your leg. The Closure procedure provides a less invasive alternative to vein stripping by simply closing the problem vein instead. Once the diseased vein is closed, other healthy veins take over and empty blood from your legs.
Will the procedure require any anesthesia?
The Closure procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
How long does the Closure procedure take?
The Closure procedure typically takes about 15-20 minutes, though patients normally spend 45-60 minutes at the medical facility due to normal pre- and post-treatment procedures.
Is the Closure procedure painful?
Patients report feeling little, if any, pain during the Closure procedure. Dr. Markovitz will give you a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
Certificates & Standards
We are a certified IAC accredited Vein Center.
We are proud of our achievement in becoming an IAC certified vein center.
This achievement confirms our facilities has demonstrated our commitment to quality patient care.
Dr. Lawrence J. Markovitz
Lance Smith, Rdms (Fe, Ne, Ob, Ab, Br), Rvt, Rdcs, Rph
Nikki Harper Rn, Bsn
Joanna I. Coello, Rvs, Rphs
Director of Clinical Ultrasound & Clinical Staff Directo
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