Vein Specialist In Gaylord MI
Our Patients from Gaylord
There’s nothing quite like the aching feeling that accompanies vein and vascular problems. You just want the pain to go away and you want to feel like your old self again. Or maybe you’re simply tired of your bulging varicose veins or the networks of purple spider veins on your legs. For expert help with these issues, what’s an hour and a half in the car? That’s what it will take you to drive from Gaylord to either of the locations of Northern Michigan Vein Specialists where you’ll find the expertise of Dr. Heeringa.
Vein care and vein health are areas of medicine where most doctors have little training, and misdiagnosis of problems whose roots lie in the vascular system is common. That’s why it’s worth the drive from Gaylord to see Dr. Heeringa. He is a vein specialist and treatment of venous problems is our sole focus at our Northern Michigan Vein Specialist locations in Traverse City and Cadillac.
That expertise and specialization are why we have patients come to Northern Michigan Vein Specialists from all across Northern Michigan, including many patients from Gaylord. But don’t take our word for it; we encourage you to check out Dr. Heeringa’s testimonials on this site and on the various other health review websites. You’ll probably see a few from your neighbors in Gaylord.
Then give us a call to set up a free consultation and jump on I-75 south and make your way down to our Traverse City or Cadillac offices. Either location will take you just under an hour and a half. Your aching legs will be glad you did.
Sclerotherapy — This long-used treatment for the purple and blue clusters of spider veins is still the best. Dr. Heeringa injects the sclerosant agent and the veins close off and fade. The body then scavenges and removes the unused vein and these unsightly spider veins are gone.
Radiofrequency Ablation/Endovenous Laser Therapy — Delivering laser or radiofrequency energy directly into varicose veins is a simple, effective treatment that causes the vein walls to contract and close off.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy — Phlebectomy is a method for removing larger varicose veins, rather than closing them off. After anesthetizing the area locally, a small needle hole is made next to the targeted vein. Dr. Heeringa then inserts a tiny needle and grasps and removes the problematic vein.
Conservative Vein Therapies — Compression stockings, Unna boots, leg elevation: conservative treatment options may be all you need for your vein problems.
Non-Thermal, Non-Tumescent Ablation — VenaSeal is an exciting new method for sealing off malfunctioning veins without the need for heat. Dr. Heeringa is one of the first physicians in Northern Michigan to use VenaSeal. A small catheter is inserted into the diseased vein, and a tiny amount of cyanoacrylate glue is then delivered into the vein, closing it off.
Hand and Facial Vein Treatment — Spider and varicose veins make their appearance on our face and the backs of our hands as we get older. VeinGogh is one method we use to remove them. In VeinGogh, a brief burst of laser energy is delivered next to the spider vein. The heat damages the tiny blue or purple veins, causing them to close off and instantly disappear in most cases. The backs of the hands call for different treatments, such as microphlebectomy.
Venous Stenting — Blockages in the veins can become serious health issues. Obstruction leads to leg swelling, edema, heaviness, leg fatigue, varicose veins, and venous ulceration. Using ultrasound guidance, Dr. Heeringa finds the obstruction. He then performs angioplasty to stretch the vein back open, placing a stent to keep it open.
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