Stamatis (Tom) Dimitropoulos, M.D.
Board Certified:
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiology and Vascular Diseases
- Interventional Cardiology

Understanding Venous Reflux Disease
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves that keep blood flowing out of the legs and back to the heart become damaged or diseased. As a result, vein valves will not close properly, leading to symptoms of:
  • Varicose Veins
  • Pain
  • Swollen Limbs
  • Restless Legs
  • Leg heaviness and fatigue
  • Skin Changes
  • Ulcers
  • Itching

Are You A Candidate?
Many factors contribute to the presence of venous reflux disease, including:
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • Heavy lifting
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Obesity
  • Standing profession
Using ultrasound to scan your legs, we can determine if venous reflux is present.

The Venous System Anatomy
The venous system is made up of a network of veins, including:
  • Superficial veins- veins located close to the surface of the skin.
  • Deep veins- larger veins located deep in the leg.
  • Perforator veins- veins that connect the superficial veins to the deep veins.