State-of-the-art Diagnosis &
Treatment of Venous Disease
The Vein Clinic is under the direction of Christopher J. Mehall, M.D. Dr. Mehall is a fellowship-trained and board-certified
vascular & interventional radiologist on the staff of Marquette General Health System, and for many years has been involved in the
non-invasive treatment of venous disorders of the body.
The Vein Clinic was formed in 2003 for the sole purpose of treatment of varicose veins, deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and other venous diseases of the extremities. We currently offer clinic services in Marquette, Escanaba, Ishpeming, Kingsford and Sault Saint Marie . For years, many patients with varicose veins and other venous disease, which may or may not lead to bulging varicose veins, have been under-diagnosed or have been presented with limited, incomplete or undesirable treatment options. The mission of The Vein Clinic is to utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options to present patients with a comprehensive treatment plan, which will offer the best possible outcome with minimal patient discomfort and short recovery time.
The Vein Clinic staff also utilizes its close relationship with other medical subspecialists to make additional services readily available to our patients. Intensive wound care treatment is available with extended care offered through our relationship with specialty wound care programs in Northern Michigan. Surgical and medical consultation is also available for the rare patient who may not have good minimally-invasive treatment options or who has a non-venous etiology for his or her problem.
Chronic venous disease is one of the most common health conditions affecting people today.
About half the U.S. population has venous desease, including 50-55% of women and 40-45% of men, with about 25% of all women and 15% of all men having visible varicose veins.
Symptoms include tenderness, itching, leg pain and cramping, leg fatigue, discoloration and fibrosis of skin, bleeding and ulceration.