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Vein Disease

Baystate Vascular Services, part of the Baystate Heart & Vascular Program, offers complete expert care for patients with vein problems. Our experienced vascular (vein) surgeons offer the latest laser treatments in western Massachusetts. We treat all types of vein diseases, including:

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency – Long-term pressure in the legs can result in this condition. Swelling, thickening, and discomfort in the legs are common symptoms.
  • Varicose Veins – Blood backs up and pools in the leg, causing pressure, pain, itching, burning, and a feeling of heaviness.
  • Spider Veins – Blue, red, or purple veins appear on the surface of the thighs, calves and ankles.

Vein Disease Treatment

Our complete vascular services include minimally invasive treatment options for vein conditions. This means you can often avoid regular surgery and have a faster recovery time so you can return to your normal activities more quickly.

We offer comprehensive treatment options, including:

Venous Ablation Therapy

We have the only board certified vascular surgeons in western Massachusetts offering venous ablation technology to get rid of varicose veins. Typically performed in the doctor’s office with a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated, the procedure involves entering the vein with a small needle and delivering heat to close the vein.

Laser Therapy & Radiofrequency Ablation

This laser therapy for varicose veins and spider veins works by delivering laser energy through a small puncture (tiny hole) in the leg to help close the diseased vein. It is usually performed in the doctor’s office with a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated.

Traditional Surgery/Vein Stripping

Complex cases of varicose veins are treated with surgical removal, called vein stripping, which is performed in an operating room.


Secondary abnormal veins can be removed with a less invasive procedure called stab phlebectomy. In this procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions (cuts) and uses a small hook to grasp the abnormal vein, pull it though the incision, and remove it. This procedure is performed in an operating room.