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Spring is a Good Time for Vein Treatment

As springtime arrives with its warm and sunny days, we begin to daydream of skirts, shorts and BBQ’s.  Panic and anxiety can then creep in as our legs are not ready for the world to see. The varicose and spider veins that have been hidden under long pants for the winter are about to be seen. Springtime […]


Treating Varicose Veins

The most common misconception about varicose veins is that people only want treatment because they do not like the way they look cosmetically.  Varicose veins can cause leg fatigue, swelling, and general discomfort. In addition, they can be a warning of long-term health risks including: deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, poor circulation, and leg swelling. Exercise is […]


Understanding the Causes of Varicose Veins

Raised, swollen and often uncomfortable, varicose veins affect both men and women. These thickened, dilated blood vessels don’t control blood flow properly, so instead of blood flowing one way, it flows backward, weakening the vein walls in the process. Patients who suffer from varicose veins may experience symptoms like leg heaviness, swelling, skin darkening, numbness […]


Varicose Veins and Pregnancy

Varicose veins are raised, swollen and often uncomfortable blood vessels usually found in the legs. Symptoms may include heaviness, swelling, skin darkening, numbness, aching pain, leg fatigue, itching and/or irritation. Many women first notice varicose veins during pregnancy. While pregnancy does not cause varicose veins, it can worsen its symptoms. Pregnancy increases the amount of […]


What Is the Difference between Varicose and Spider Veins?

When you’re talking about those raised, swollen blood vessels often found on the legs, are you talking about varicose veins or spider veins? Or when you have small, red, purple or blue veins that twist and turn all over the skin, which kind or those? Are varicose and spider veins the same thing? How are […]


Join Us for a Free Seminar

February 16, 2017 Hunterdon Medical Center Auditorium 6:00pm – 7:00pm Learn more about the treatment of varicose veins from Dr. Glen Tonnessen, Board Certified Cardiovascular Physician at The Vein Institute of Hunterdon. A free vein screening will be performed after the presentation by Dr. Tonnessen and Ladan Abbasi, APN. The event is open for all to attend, or you […]


Show Off Your Legs This Spring

Spring 2 months away? How can that be? With warmer weather ahead, shorts, skirts and bathing suits aren’t far behind. Some of us never want to show our legs, no matter how warm it gets! Let this be the summer you finally feel comfortable with how your legs look and feel. Varicose and spider veins can often […]


At The Vein Institute of Hunterdon

At The Vein Institute of Hunterdon, we pride ourselves, not only in our treatments of vein disorders but also our ability to record and showcase our patients’ amazing results. For this, we have partnered with RxPhoto, the premier medical photography software solution for vein treatments. Before and after photos allow patients to visualize the results […]


Why It is So Important to Treat Your Vein Problems

When you have a minor problem with veins in your legs, you might be tempted to delay treatment – but this could actually backfire. The longer you wait, the more time there is for vein problems to worsen. The sooner you see a specialist, the sooner you can get your condition diagnosed and treated. How […]


Why Exercise Is Good for Vein Problems

Anyone who deals with varicose veins—or the similar, smaller version known as spider veins—knows how frustrating vein problems can be. These twisted, bulging veins can throb, burn, itch, cramp or even swell. Often they require medical treatment. For the one in four American adults who have varicose veins, there are frequently accompanying issues, like skin […]


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Clinton, NJ 08809
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