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The veins within the legs have one-way valves which close when the muscles relax to prevent the backward flow of blood.

When these valves malfunction because of vein walls becoming weakened, blood can pool in the veins and cause them to bulge outward. This process can be seen in the video above, showing a detailed animation of the vein system of the lower body. Most of the time you see veins bulging through the surface of the skin, this is the issue. Varicose veins are an example of this.

We specialize in the removal of varicose veins and all other bulging veins caused by venous insufficiency.

Knowing how the veins work is the first step towards helping to get them or keep them healthy.

If you are seeing varicose veins appear on the surface of your legs, schedule a consultation with Chicago Vein Institute. We offer several non-surgical treatment options along with superior diagnostic techniques to give you completely customized care for your circulatory health.

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Contact Chicago Vein Institute today

You can get in touch with us at either one of our two Chicago locations.

Learn more about the services we offer by calling our North Center location at 773-231-9884 or our Downtown Chicago location at 312-234-0750

We have doctors and staff ready to help you with your vein health and keep you up and moving the way you should be!

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2333 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618


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Portage, IN 46368

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Chicago Vein Institute is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. CVI offers minimally invasive treatment options, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Surface Sclerotherapy, Elastic Compression Stockings and wound care for venous ulcers, performing more than 11,000 vein-related procedures annually. Same-Day appointments and multi-lingual team members standing by to assist.