Chronic Venous Insufficiency Specialist

Polaris Vein Center

Amanda S. Cooper, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology & Varicose Vein Specialist located in Columbus, OH

If you have leg swelling, varicose veins, or discomfort when walking, you could be among the 150,000 American adults who develop chronic venous insufficiency every year. At Polaris Vein Center, a team of vein specialists led by Amanda Cooper, MD, uses the latest technology to treat chronic venous insufficiency. Learn how to ease symptoms and eliminate ugly varicose veins at the same time by calling the Columbus, Ohio, office or booking a consultation online now.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency Q & A

What is chronic venous insufficiency? 

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that keeps your leg veins from functioning properly. Veins have one-way valves that keep blood moving up to your heart, ensuring continuous circulation. 

Diseased veins have malfunctioning valves, weak walls, or both. This disrupts normal blood flow and leads to blood accumulation in your legs. If chronic venous insufficiency isn’t treated, you can develop a range of serious — even potentially disabling — symptoms. 

What are the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency? 

Chronic venous insufficiency can cause a number of symptoms, with common effects including: 

  • Itching
  • Fatigue
  • Burning
  • Leg pain
  • Tingling
  • Heaviness
  • Soreness
  • Throbbing
  • Cramping
  • Night cramps
  • Restless legs
  • Swollen legs
  • Discoloration of skin around the veins 

You may also develop new varicose veins if you have chronic venous insufficiency. These twisted, knobby veins are usually blue or purple. Unlike spider veins, which are tiny and beneath the skin, varicose veins are usually quite large and stand out prominently. 

How do you treat chronic venous insufficiency?

Polaris Vein Center offers a range of chronic venous insufficiency treatments to address your unhealthy veins. Options include:


Sclerotherapy uses a foam or liquid solution containing chemicals that aggravate your vein tissue. This causes vein shrinkage and closure. Sclerotherapy can treat both varicose and spider veins. 


In VenaSeal, a slim catheter delivers small amounts of a medical adhesive. Combined with manual compression, this seals the vein shut. 


In the ClariVein procedure, a very thin catheter containing a rotating wire damages the innermost vein walls, and a liquid sclerosant solution shrinks the vein. 

Venclose RF™

In the Venclose RF procedure, radiofrequency impulses within the vein cause the vein to collapse and shrink.

Ambulatory phlebectomy

In an ambulatory phlebectomy, your specialist removes your vein in small segments through tiny incisions in your leg. 

All vein treatments at Polaris Vein Center are minimally invasive, and you can return home shortly after the procedure. Some treatments require local anesthesia, and others require no anesthesia at all.  

If you suspect you may have chronic venous insufficiency, trust the leading vein specialists in Columbus, Ohio, for help. Call Polaris Vein Center or book a consultation with online scheduling now.