Venous Insufficiency Specialist

Liza Eden Giammaria, MD, MPH, FAVLS

Vascular Specialist & Aesthetics located in New York, NY

Venous insufficiency is a common health condition that affects nearly 40% of adults in the United States. If you have varicose veins, you may have venous insufficiency. Liza Eden Giammaria, MD, MPH, FACPh, is a vascular specialist who can diagnose and manage your venous insufficiency at her offices in Midtown East Manhattan, New York and Fort Lauderdale, Florida to improve both your look and health. For a consultation, call Eden Veins today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Venous Insufficiency Q & A

What is venous insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is a health condition in which your blood has a hard time returning to your heart for oxygenation due to an issue with the walls or valves in your veins, causing the blood to pool.

One-way valves in your veins open up as the blood flows and close to prevent a backflow. If your valves become damaged, which may occur due to aging, sitting or standing too long, or immobility, they may not close properly and allow the blood to leak back and collect in the vein. When your valves or walls are weak or damaged, your body has to work harder to return to the blood, causing the blood pressure to stay elevated.

What are the symptoms of venous insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency doesn’t go away on its own and knowing what to look for may help get you in to see Dr. Eden Giammaria sooner.

Common symptoms of venous insufficiency include:

  • Development of new varicose veins
  • Swelling in your legs or feet
  • Achy or tired legs
  • Rough, dark, leathery skin on your legs
  • Itchy or flaky legs or feet
  • Stasis ulcer, non-healing leg wound


Dr. Eden Giammaria can determine if your symptoms are related to venous insufficiency after a thorough examination and review of your medical history. She may also conduct a vascular ultrasound to assess the circulation in your veins to confirm a diagnosis. Catching venous insufficiency early may help improve your outcome.

How is venous insufficiency treated?

Treatment for your venous insufficiency may depend on the severity of your condition. In the early stages, Dr. Eden Giammaria may be able to prevent a worsening of your condition with lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Not standing or sitting for too long
  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Exercising daily
  • Losing weight if you’re overweight


Dr. Eden Giammaria is a vascular specialist who also offers various treatments to treat your damaged veins and improve blood flow, such as:


Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure that uses a chemical injection to collapse your vein.

Endovenous laser ablation

Endovenous laser ablation is a newer treatment for unhealthy veins that uses laser energy to destroy the vein.


Microphlebectomy is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Eden Giammaria makes tiny incisions in your legs and removes the affected vein.

Call Dr. Eden Giammaria’s office today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button so she can assess your circulation.