Large veins on the top of the hand may appear similar to bulging varicose veins on the legs, but those on the hand are not truly diseased “varicose” veins. Hand veins are normal veins which simply appear prominent, like those on the top of the feet. They appear especially large when the hand is allowed to rest lower than the heart (down by your side). Either sclerotherapy (injections) or phlebectomy (surgical removal through small incisions) is used to treat unwanted hand veins.

Some physicians worry that elimination of these “dorsal” hand veins takes away an important source for taking blood samples or intravenous lines. However, hand veins make poor choices for these purposes and are not appropriate for emergency use. We do not treat prominent arm veins above the wrist to preserve venous access.

Dr. Leary took a lot of time with me and was very detailed. He walked me through what causes the symptoms. He went through the different options to fix to the problem and suggested the best solution for me. He did a great job of managing my expectations. He has ...
Karen
I had large, bulbous veins on the front of the my legs where they were very noticeable. I like to wear shorts and I’m very athletic . I run, I go to the gym and the vein was right in front where I would always see it.I liked the idea ...
Denise
I am so pleased with how my legs look and feel! Over the past 20 years, I have had various types of treatments in several cities for my varicose veins, and Dr. Leary is the best. Never have I seen such noticeable improvement in such little time. Dr. Leary and ...
Collie
I have to tell you again that I’m absolutely thrilled with the work that Dr. Leary has done – I’ve had 4-5 sclerotherapy appointments with him and it’s been terrific. The difference is amazing – I’m definitely ready for summer! When I was in this morning I told him that ...
Alicia

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