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“Dr. Hansen told me I had the worst legs in Northwest Iowa. I told him he wouldn’t win any beauty contests either.” 

-Carol, Age 68


Carol Lechtenberg

When Carol first came to Physicians Vein Clinics in Sioux City, her severe case of varicose veins was causing pain, swelling and leg ulcers. Dr. Hansen’s joking and relaxed manner made Carol feel instantly at ease. Due to the nature of her varicose veins, she required several procedures and a follow-up plan designed to alleviate strain and stress on her legs.

“I am happy with the results and very happy with Dr. Hansen. I like that he follows up with me regularly and is very good at what he does. I have recommended him to several friends and I’m grateful I don’t have to live with the pain anymore.”


Lorna P.

For over 15 years I lived with extreme pain to my legs. This pain included severe swelling, pain to the touch, aching when standing or sitting too long, throbbing, heaviness, burning, fatigue, cramps, as well as many sleepless nights because of restless legs.

For years I struggled through each day, ignoring the obvious until I reached a point a few years ago knowing I had to make a change. I began to research potential causes. The most common systemic diseases appeared to involve the heart, liver or kidneys. For the past 5 years I have had complication with my heart– keep in mind I am only 42 today and plan to be around to watch grandchildren grow up. I believed I found the cause I began to seek out medical help.

While on the quest for good health I met Dr. Hansen. I was not only going to feel better, but look better as well. I approached Dr. Hansen to take away the unsightly varicose veins that began to appear about 5 years earlier– the same time I began experiencing heart complications. Dr. Hansen immediately noticed this was not a cosmetic issue and diagnosed me with vein insufficiency disease. Unbeknownst to me, the “ugly veins” I could see were a minor part of the overall problem. The veins below the surface were the primary issue.

The process began. Due to the nature of the problem, it took several procedures to repair the damage genetics and environment had caused. After each process, I immediately felt better. Today, I feel better than I have in years. All the above symptoms are gone and I contribute this entirely to Dr. Hansen.

Not only do I feeling amazing, but Dr. Hansen and his staff have made this medical journey a great experience. My only regret is I did not find Dr. Hansen sooner. He has improved my life in so many ways and I am very grateful.


Jody W.

I’ve dealt with horrible leg pain and heaviness for many years. Last fall I saw a vascular doctor and found I had faulty valves in certain veins in my legs, causing poor blood flow to my heart. In a nutshell, I was told to continue to wear the compression stockings and live with the pain…This summer I came into contact with Dr. Hansen at Physicians Vein Clinics. All his tests and diagnosis confirmed he absolutely could help me. I’ve had the laser ablation (EVLA) done in both legs and sclerotherapy as well in both legs now…I haven’t had any pre-procedure symptoms at all that used to occur nearly daily. I am no longer miserable. To my added surprise, the procedure didn’t cost thousands upon thousands of dollars like I thought it would and my medical insurance covered it since it was medically necessary. Thank you, Dr. Hansen, for making my quality of life so much better. Now I actually feel my age!

Pamela Hanson

Around 1976, Pam Hanson had issues with painful leg veins. Back then, they treated her with compression stockings for about six weeks. The vein problems never did go away.

In 2011, she saw an article about varicose veins and decided to call Dr. Hansen’s office. They set up a free screening in February and in March she had her first of three EVLA treatments to treat deep veins like mine. She also had follow-up sclerotherapy to deal with the “little veins” that develop.

“Unless you’ve had vein issues, you may not fully comprehend how much of a difference this can make in your daily routine,” she says. “The day before my final sclerotherapy treatment, I played flag football with my grandkids. What a thrill to be able to run and enjoy life without pain and swelling in my legs.”

“Dr. Hansen and his staff have been very supportive throughout my procedures. I wish Dr. Hansen and these procedures had been around 25+ years ago. I know my vein issues in my legs would have been much different. I encourage anyone with vein issues to contact Dr. Hansen and allow him to help you regain your active lifestyle.”


You guys have great customer service. I have enjoyed talking with Jen and she was so kind and took the time to answer my questions. And you have been so prompt to respond as well to my financial questions. Thank you for that.