Meet Our New Doctor

Physicians Vein Clinics welcomes Darren Chester, MD, to our clinic.

Before joining Dr. Lornell Hansen’s team, Dr. Chester worked dual roles 21 years as a family medicine physician at McGreevy Clinic (now part of Avera) and also a flight surgeon for the SD Air National Guard

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Dr. Hansen
Summer Activities That Help Prevent Vein Disease

If you have varicose veins, you may be wondering if you should exercise or if exercise makes varicose veins worse? Generally, exercise helps keep veins healthy and promotes circulation. As the weather warms up and you begin to spend more time outside, there are many different opportunities to promote vein health!  

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Dr. Hansen
Restless Legs and Vein Disease

Have you ever experienced an overwhelming urge to move your legs in the middle of the night? Has this movement and irritability to move your legs keep you from relaxing in bed, and often robbing you of sleep? In many instances, these feelings subside when there is movement, such as walking around.

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Compression Stockings

Following your vein procedures and treatments at Physicians Vein Clinics you will need to wear medical grade compression stockings as continuum therapy. This sounds simple enough, however, the process of donning compression hose can be a small feat and a serious test of patience.

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Compression Hose

For many looking for relief from the discomfort of varicose veins and the symptoms that accompany them, compression hose play a vital role in both the treatment and recovery process. Venous disorders require time and patience to treat both correctly and effectively, there is no quick fix.

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Steps to Healthier Veins

Conservative vein therapy is a fundamental first step to restoring vein health and successfully treating vein deficiency. This type of therapy is often recommended prior to seeking surgical and non-surgical treatments such as Sclerotherapy or Endovenous Laser Ablation.

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Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are caused by faulty valves in the veins or weak vein walls, which are common during pregnancy and in women with a family history of this vein problem. Dr. Lornell E. Hansen provides answers to questions that many new and expecting moms may have to relieve varicose vein discomfort.

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Get Your Summer Legs

Now that summer is officially here, many people are wondering about a simple, effective procedure known as Endovenous Laser Ablation to get rid of unsightly varicose veins. This procedure is minimally invasive and can be done over your lunch hour.

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