Venous Ulcers

Venous ulcer or stasis dermatitis is a change in the skin that occur when blood collects (pools) in the veins of the lower leg. Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition in which the veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart. Some people with venous insufficiency develop venous ulcers, where fluid and blood cells leak out of the veins into the skin and other tissues. 

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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