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What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, lumpy, or swollen veins that appear most often in the legs or feet. They occur when malfunctioning veins cause a reverse blood flow that increases the pressure inside the veins to three to four times the normal amount. This increase in...

7 Sure Signs It’s Time to See a Vein Specialist

If you’re experiencing painful or unsightly symptoms in your legs and you’re not sure what the cause is, it may be time to talk with a vein doctor. Vein and vascular conditions may appear unexpectedly with a variety of symptoms that can be hard to recognize. The first...

Some Interesting Facts About our Patients.…

Approximately 75% of Midwest Vein Center's patients are women. Many of them come to the vein center because they are experiencing symptoms like swelling or discomfort in their legs, while others seek us out strictly for cosmetic improvement. Of the 25% of Midwest...

Facial Spider Veins: The Facts about Facial Telangiectasias

Contrary to popular belief, Spider Veins aren’t just visible on your legs. Small spider veins called Facial Telangiectasias can appear on the nose, cheeks, and chin and are common in healthy, active adults who may not experience vein issues on other areas of their...

“A girl with a good pair of shoes can go anywhere.”

It helps if you have healthy legs and happy veins! Recently, Midwest Vein Center founder Dr. J. Gordon Wright and his nurse of almost 20 years, Jeanine Costello had an amazing opportunity to speak on the popular show Aging Info Radio (9am on Sundays, AM 560) with Sue...

Are Varicose Veins Just a Cosmetic Issue?

For most of our patients, the answer to this question is “no”. Less than 20% of the procedures performed at Midwest Vein Center are done for cosmetic reasons. Varicose Veins bulge above the skin surface and may be caused by an underlying condition called Venous...

3 Reasons To Visit Us In Glenview

Our Physicians & Staff It’s what we’re known for! When you visit our Glenview location, you’re in great hands. A member of the American College of Phlebology, Dr. Murray Propes is an expert at diagnosing and educating both patients and the community about all aspects...

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