Vein Treatments Charlevoix & Petoskey, Michigan
Charlevoix, Michigan is about 46 short miles from Northern Michigan Vein Specialists. Petoskey, Michigan is about 63 miles from Northern Michigan Vein Specialists. Northern Michigan Vein Specialists is a full service vein clinic, which offers these procedures: spider vein treatment, radiofrequency ablation, varicose veins treatment, sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and venous stenting. Dr. Heeringa is a Board certified General Surgeon who dedicates his practice to providing compassionate care for patients with vein problems. Manistee is about 65 miles from our Traverse City office and 50 miles from our Cadillac office. Houghton Lake is about 40 or 65 miles from our Cadillac and Traverse City offices respectively.
At Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, Dr. Heeringa and his staff treat those small red, purple, and blue blood vessels that show themselves on the legs, chest, and face that are commonly known as Spider Veins. Spider Veins look like fine lines, starburst clusters, or a web-like maze. Women typically get spider veins with child bearing and the incidence increases with age but they can also be found in men and even in teenagers.
Varicose veins are the large, ropy blue veins that extend across the thigh or the calf. They are related to poor valve function in the major superficial veins themselves. They cause symptoms of aching, pain, and burning and can progress to a chronically swollen disfigured leg. Varicose veins are a true medical problem and not cosmetic. Treatment is generally covered by insurance. With locations in both Traverse City and Cadillac, Dr. Heeringa can conveniently see patients from Charlevoix, Petoskey, Manistee or Houghton Lake Michigan.
Endovenous Radio Frequency Ablation (RF), is a minimally invasive varicose vein laser treatment procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to heat, collapse and seals off the targeted blood vessels. Radiofrequency is similar to laser or EVLT but the RF procedure is preferred by Dr. Heeringa. Benefits of this treatment are: relief of symptoms, less invasive; not a surgical procedure, same day, outpatient procedure and little to no scarring.
Directions from Charlevoix to Northern Michigan Vein Specialists
From Charlevoix: Take US31 S. We are on the east side of Traverse City, just west of 3 mile Rd. Next to Denny’s and across the street from the East Bay
Directions From Petoskey To Northern Michigan Vein Specialists
From Petoskey: Take US31 S. We are on the east side of Traverse City, just west of 3 mile Rd. Next to Denny’s and across the street from the East Bay
What Our Vein Patients Say..
“I went to see Dr. Heeringa last spring to have my veins evaluated. I was very hesitant because 16 years earlier, I had varicose vein stripping that involved out-patient surgery, and 3 weeks off of work at the age of 28. I was told it wouldn’t be my last surgery. This experience was quite different! All I can say is WOW! The procedures were done in the office and I was back to work the next day. After having procedures on both legs, there is a noticeable difference! I used to come home from work and my feet and legs were so swollen and sore, I was done for the day. Now I have more energy. I also noticed that my blood pressure has been better. This summer, I had to buy new shoes because my feet are not swollen like they use to be. I would recommend Northern Michigan Vein Specialists and Dr. Heeringa to anyone!”
“Thank you for the beautiful new leg. You made it easy-peazie! You’re all amazing at your jobs. Forever Pleased”