Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when valves in the leg veins fail to properly propel blood back to the heart. Common signs of CVI are varicose and spider veins, whereas common symptoms include swelling or heaviness in the legs and feet, pain and/or itching, restless legs, easy bruising and potentially stained, leather-like skin around the calf and ankles. Since not treating CVI increases the risk of blood clots, bleeding and skin ulceration, most insurance companies recognize the medical concerns and cover the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Gitter Vein Institute utilizes the most proven and innovative techniques to treat and cure venous insufficiency, varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers and other peripheral venous abnormalities. Dr. Gitter emphasizes the need for proper diagnosis through the proper and published ultrasound protocol for venous insufficiency. The Institute’s modern and sophisticated technologies result in minimal recovery and no downtime.