What do all those Vein words mean?

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Glossary of Vein Terms…


 ACR-American College of Radiology

Ambulatory Phlebectomy- An office based procedure to remove medium sized varicose veins, allowing immediate walking post procedure.

American College of Phlebology- ACP- is a leading resource for physicians and allied health professionals in the field of phlebology. Provides member resources for clinical management, patient management and patient education.

ARDMS- The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) administers examinations and awards credentials in areas of ultrasound.

Bleeding- Varicose veins are weak walled and easily ruptured , which can lead to catastrophic blood loss.

Blood Clot The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®) administers examinations and awards credentials in areas of ultrasound.

Broken valves- Incompetent valves in lower extremity veins, failure of which leads to varicosities.

Calf cramps- A leg cramp is an episode of sudden pain in the muscles of the leg caused by an involuntary contracting (shortening) of the leg muscle.

Charlie horses- another name for a muscle spasm. Charley horses can occur in any muscle, but they're most common in the legs.

Closure procedure-VNUS® RF (radiofrequency) Ablation system is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment procedure that uses radiofrequency energy (electricity) to heat, collapse and seal off the targeted blood vessels.

Compression- the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) of the blood in leg veins.

Compression Garments- It is important after undergoing vein surgery to wear compression garments to avoid swelling and bruising of the operated area.

Compression Stockings- Compression stockings for women include compression pantyhose, compression leggins and compression socks for maternity. Compression stockings also can be used for casual purposes.

Cosmetic surgery- The procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are completely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance. 

Deep Vein Thrombosis- DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh. If the vein swells, the condition is called thrombophlebitis. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.

Dermal Filler- can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.

Dilated Blood Vessels- The opening up or enlargement of the blood vessels that is controlled by the action of certain hormones on the muscular lining of the vessels. This allows more or less blood to flow to particular limbs or organs in response to variations in factors such as activity and temperature.

Doppler Ultrasound exam

DVT- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling, but also can occur with no symptoms. 


Endovenous Vein Ablation

Endovenous Laser Vein Therapy

Elevating Your Legs

Facial Veins


Factor 5 Deficiency

Foam Sclerotherapy

Greater Saphenous Vein

Hand Rejuvenation


Intense Pulse Light



Laser Spider Vein Treatment

Leg Vein

Leg Ulcer

Medical Adhesive






Post Phlebitis Syndrome

Pulmonary Embolus




Reticular Veins

RF Closure



sclerosing solution


Sculptra Aesthetic

Small Saphenous Vein

Spider veins

Superficial Veins

Superficial Venous Thrombophlebitis

Swollen Legs



Treatment of Spider veins

Tumescent Anesthesia

Ultrasound Vein Testing

Varicose veins

Varicose Vein Screening

Vascular Lab

Vein Ablation

Vein Glue

Vein Mapping

Vein Symptoms

VenaSeal Closure System

Venous Insufficiency

Venous Stasis Dermatitis

Venous Ulcers

VNUS Radiofrequency