Spider veins and varicose veins affect the look and texture of your skin. At the general surgery practice of Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.S., in Manchester, Connecticut, the team provides vein treatment to remove these visible veins. Dr. Forgione-Rubino and the team perform the procedures at the office. To find out more about vein treatment, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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What is vein treatment?

Vein treatment refers to the various procedures Dr. Forgione-Rubino offers to get rid of visible veins like varicose and spider veins.

Your veins have one-way valves that open and close to help push blood back to your heart and lungs and prevent blood from flowing backward. If you have damaged valves or damage to the walls of a vein, your valves may not work like they should, allowing blood to flow backward and pool.

Over time, the pooling blood stretches the veins, making them visible. Varicose veins are the raised bulging veins that usually affect the legs. Spider veins cause red, blue, or purple spider web-like designs on your skin.

Am I a candidate for vein treatment?

Schedule a consultation at the office of Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.S., to see if you’re a candidate for vein treatment. Dr. Forgione-Rubino and the team may consider you a candidate for vein treatment if you have:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration
  • Leg heaviness
  • Open sores

These symptoms indicate you have a circulation problem. Dr. Forgione-Rubino performs an ultrasound at the office to evaluate your veins and assess circulation. When left untreated, your diseased vein may cause other health problems like nonhealing ulcers on your legs.

What are some of the vein treatments?

The team performs vein treatments at the office. Types of vein treatments include:


During sclerotherapy, your provider injects a formulated irritant into your vein. The irritant causes the vein to collapse and close. Your body then reroutes blood through other veins, and the visible vein disappears over time.

Endovenous laser treatment

Endovenous laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to irritate the lining of the visible vein, causing it to collapse and close.


Phlebectomy is the surgical removal of your diseased vein.

Dr. Forgione-Rubino talks with you about your vein treatment, so you know what to expect. After your treatment, the team advises you on a simple at-home care plan that may include a leg wrap or compression stocking, which supports the healing process.

For expert vein treatment, call the office of Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.S., or book an appointment online today.