Patient Success Stories

Personalized, state-of-the-art patient care is our top priority at the Intermountain Vein Center. The following are the stories from just a few of the thousands of satisfied patients who’ve come through our doors.

Jessica’s Story

“I finally have my life back, and am almost completely pain free.”

Varicose veins have long cursed both sides of my family, so it was not a surprise when I started to get them early on in life. I have always lived a healthy and active lifestyle, running being my passion, yet I still wasn’t able to escape severe vein disease. By the time I had my third child, I could barely walk, let alone continue to run. The pain was unbearable. My legs looked awful, and my self-confidence was disappearing. I was a young mom with legs that looked and made me feel as though I was 100. After going to another vein center and having no success, I was referred to Intermountain Vein Center for help. Because of their incredible knowledge, non-invasive and most current types of treatment, and dedication to my over-all health, I am back to running better than ever, and I can even wear shorts without being embarrassed! I finally have my life back, and am almost completely pain free. I have such a great appreciation and admiration for all of the staff and doctors at Intermountain Vein Center. I have never been treated so personally and kindly by any other office I have ever been to. I would recommend Intermountain Vein Center to anyone and everyone suffering from varicose veins! The help is there, and it’s worth it.

Cade’s Story

“Not worrying about both the pain and appearance of varicose veins has been a major confidence booster.”

I started suffering from varicose veins in middle school but it wasn’t until after high school that I realized there was a safe, effective, and innovative way to treat varicose veins. I heard a couple success stories from an uncle and other close relatives and decided that if I were to experience the same benefits as they had – it was time to take action – and I made the call. I had heard of “vein stripping” and other painful procedures that left one’s leg black and blue for months and wasn’t too thrilled to have my varicose veins stripped out. Fortunately I learned of the endovenous laser therapy treatment that the Intermountain Vein Center performs and was relieved to hear that there were alternative methods available. To my delight the procedure was quick and relatively painless. Had I known the procedure was so quick and painless I probably would have taken care of the problem much sooner. Not worrying about both the pain and appearance of varicose veins has been a major confidence booster. I never really avoided wearing shorts, but I did tire of explaining what those unsightly bulging veins were that protruded from my leg. Now that I am varicose vein free I can live my life without the added pressure and discomfort of varicose veins, and the tiring social situations that resulted. At the Intermountain Vein Center, I always felt comfortable knowing that I was in good hands. Any questions I had were thoroughly answered and ample information was provided both pre and post procedure. The professionalism of the Intermountain Vein Center bolstered the trust I needed to go ahead with a very personal procedure.

Lisa’s Testimonial

“I can now stand and sit for extended periods and have been so pleased with the care and attention from the IVC.”

I have suffered with painful veins for years. I had tried water aerobics, support hose, elevation and herbal treatments with little relief. I am now running and enjoying pain free legs on most days. This has been a great benefit to my life. I can now stand and sit for extended periods and have been so pleased with the care and attention from the IVC.
Thanks to all the doctors and staff!!
Lisa G. – Treated 2011

Anne’s Story

“The feeling of relief was INCREDIBLE… I highly recommend this to everyone serious about vein treatment!”

As an active mother and an athlete, Anne began to notice a heaviness in one of her legs-long before a single varicose vein began to show up on the back of her thigh. The heaviness and dull ache continued as the long list of family sporting events and outdoor activities began to take their toll on Anne’s lifestyle. Eventually, Anne sought the help she needed from the doctors at Intermountain Vein Center – the experts in treating the pain and suffering of varicose vein disease. After a thorough examination, followed by two simple procedures, Anne is back on the playing field cheering on her kids; and she’s back to feeling like herself once again.

Lluvia’s Story

“After a few simple, same-day procedures, my pain went away and I actually feel confident to wear knee length skirts again!”

Like many other who suffer from varicose veins, I come from a long line of women with varicose vains. My mother and grandmother talked about their discomfort now and then and I saw their condition worsen over the years. After the births of my first and second children, I too began to see the appearance of bulging veins in my legs. My left leg even displayed the very similar varicose pattern as that of my mothers. Luckily, the unsightly areas in my legs were not painful. As the years went on and I had more children, my varicose veins worsened and I began to feel pain in my left leg. Over the next few years, the pain worsened as well as the bulging veins. Finally, a friend referred me to the Intermountain Vein Center. The doctors and staff were absolutely professional and encouraging. They told me they could help my legs feel and look better! That was great news to me since my legs ached every day by this time. After a few simple, same-day procedures, my pain went away and I actually feel confident to wear knee length skirts again! I recommend IVC to anyone who, like me, feels restricted by painful bulging veins.

Beverly’s Story

“I’m pain free and living my life again. When I learn that someone is suffering from varicose veins, I don’t hesitate to refer them to the experts at Intermountain Vein Center.”

For Beverly, varicose veins were more than just a cosmetic issue. The pain in her legs was so bad she couldn’t get off the couch and walk around her house. “On a scale of one to ten, my pain was an eleven,” Beverly said. “It was so bad I spent most of the day on the couch. I wasn’t able to get things done that needed to be done. My life was slowly falling apart.”
Beverly visited her primary care physician who referred her to the varicose vein specialists at Intermountain Vein Center. “The doctors really knew what they were doing,” Beverly continued. “They took the time to get to know me and my condition. They did an ultrasound of my legs and showed me where the blood was pooling. That’s why the pain was so unbearable.” Beverly underwent treatment for venous disease. After completing her treatment, she has pain-free legs and has only rave reviews about her experience at Intermountain Vein Center. “I’ve never been happier,” she said. “I’m pain free and living my life again. When I learn that someone is suffering from varicose veins, I don’t hesitate to refer them to the experts at Intermountain Vein Center.”

Our Commitment to a Greater Standard

The treatment philosophy at the Intermountain Vein Center is one of teamwork. The experienced staff includes seven physicians who are board certified, fellowship-trained vascular specialists; two nurse practitioners; and two registered vascular sonographers. Together they bring synergistic experience and perspective which combine to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive vein care. The goal is first to comprehensively diagnose any and all sources of venous reflux. All potential sources of abnormal backward flow in veins are identified using ultrasound and in some cases, angiography (venography). Only after patients undergo a thorough diagnostic evaluation is a treatment plan formulated. The Intermountain Vein Center, one of the busiest vein treatment centers in the Intermountain West, is also a referral center for many of the area’s most challenging cases. The center meets the challenge by providing the best in in-office diagnostics and treatment options available, with access to high-tech hospital-based resources as needed.