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Are Varicose Veins Genetic?

Varicose veins are very common. They usually affect the legs and appear as bulging, twisting bluish-purplish veins. While they’re rarely dangerous, they can cause symptoms such as aching, discomfort, and itchiness. What causes varicose veins? There are so many theories explaining the causes of varicose veins, but medical experts agree that the weakness of the […]

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NOW is the Time to Begin Vein Treatment

If you’ve been contemplating having your varicose veins removed, then now is a perfect time! The team at Premier Vascular and Vein Center want to share some of the reasons why winter is an ideal time for getting vein treatment: Cold weather provides a good reason for covering up. After varicose vein treatment, you will […]

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Wearing Boots Doesn’t Cause Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are very common, yet there are still so many misconceptions about them. One of them is that wearing boots causes them (it doesn’t). What causes varicose veins? Varicose veins are bulging, twisted veins caused by weak or damaged valves. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest […]

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Understanding the difference between varicose veins and vascular disease

Not sure how to tell whether your achy legs and ropy-looking legs are caused by varicose veins or more serious vascular disease?  Premier Vascular Surgeon Dr. Stephen Tonks discusses the differences in this segment on WATE’s Living East TN program. Finding relief for varicose veins and vascular disease with Premier Surgical  

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Are Vein Treatments Covered by Insurance?

Are your varicose veins causing you pain and discomfort? Are conservative measures not working to get rid of varicose veins? If you answer YES to these questions, then your insurance plan may cover vein treatment. Vein treatment is covered by insurance Most insurance plans cover vein treatment if it’s medically necessary. Some insurance companies may […]

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What is Involved in a Vein Screening?

If the veins on your lower legs are bulging and swelling, then you may have to see a specialist for vein screening. What is vein screening? A vein screening at Premier Vascular & Vein Center in Knoxville is a non-invasive way of determining your veins’ health. This examination may involve looking at your medical history […]

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