Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are twisted, swollen veins that appear underneath the skin. Most often, they appear in the legs and ankles, and they are not serious. However, they can cause other health problems.

Programs + Services


Vein Center

Tufts Medical Center’s Vein Center provides innovative treatments for spider veins, varicose veins, venous ulcers, pelvic congestion syndrome and other vein disorders.
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Doctors + Care Team

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Title(s): Director, Vascular Surgery training program, Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Director, Research for the Vascular Surgery Division, Senior Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5019
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Complex vascular surgery, vascular biology, endovascular surgery, venous surgery, complex wound care

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William C. Mackey, MD

William C. Mackey, MD

Title(s): Surgeon-in-Chief; Andrews Professor and Chairman, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5927
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Carotid artery surgery, stroke prevention, aortic aneurysms, claudication and other circulatory problems, re-operative vascular surgery, treatment of vascular surgery complications, venous diseases

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