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A Leading Salt Lake City Vein Clinic

Our leading Utah vein clinic offers all of these advantages:

  • The expertise of Dr. Peter Jensen, who is board certified in phlebology (vein treatment) and is committed to understanding every patient’s unique medical situation in order to offer the best treatment plan available
  • A professional, knowledgeable staff eager to ensure your comfort and confidence at every visit and to educate you on every step of your treatment plan
  • Experience in everything from the most established traditional vein treatments such as vein surgery to the very newest state-of-the-art approaches such as VNUS ClosureFAST and EVLT
  • Our physician and staff have credentialed ultrasound expertise
  • A clean, comfortable office environment offering the latest technology and equipment for treatment of vein disease
  • Free screenings for vein problems
  • Most insurance plans accepted, including Select Health / IHC (Intermountain Health Care)

How do I know if my veins need treatment?

The two most common vein ailments are varicose veins and spider veins. In healthy veins, blood is pumped from the limbs back to the heart, conducted by valves, which keep the blood flow moving steadily. But due to factors including weight gain, age, physical stress and pregnancy, these valves sometimes weaken or fail, causing blood to pool or reverse course as it attempts to move through the veins.

This condition, called venous reflux, leads to varicose veins. Symptoms of varicose veins include the following:

  • Large veins visible at the surface of the skin with a purple, dark red or blue discoloration
  • Leg veins with a knotty, bulging or ropey appearance
  • Legs that ache or tire easily
  • A burning or throbbing sensation in the legs
  • “Restless leg syndrome” that interferes with sleep

Spider veins, unlike varicose veins, seldom have physical symptoms, but many sufferers are bothered by their appearance, which is usually a roadmap-like or cobwebby network of very small veins visible at the surface of the skin on the legs, arms, chest, neck or head.

Varicose Veins

Typically occurring in the legs and feet, varicose veins appear large and twisted. They are caused by vein distension and weak valves in the vein that allow blood to pool in the veins.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are a minor and common variation of varicose vein disease. They are small, generally red or blue in color, and close to the skin’s surface. They are called spider veins due to their web-like appearance.

Nearly 50% of adults suffer from some form of vein disease. We’re here to help. Our board certified Salt Lake City Area vein doctor and his staff look forward to meeting you, and caring for your needs.

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