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Vein Treatment

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working properly, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart and the legs. Long-term CVI causes the walls in the valves to become weak and damaged. This causes the veins to stay filled with blood, especially when standing.

Risk factors for venous insufficiency include:

  • Age
  • Family history of this condition
  • Female gender (related to levels of hormones)
  • History of deep vein thrombosis in the legs
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sitting or standing for long periods

Treatments for venous insufficiencies at the Dayson Heart Center are provided by:


Elizabeth Ashworth, MD

Abigail Qin-Nelson, DO


Treatments provided by Dr. Ashworth:

  • Endovascular Laser Ablation Therapy of Veins (EVLT)
  • Sclerotherapy for venous varicosities
  • Surgical treatment of large venous varicosities
  • Surgical ligation and stripping of veins

Treatments provided by Dr. Nelson:

  • Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation
  • Venaseal

Call 812-885-3243 to schedule an appointment to learn what vein treatment is right for you.