The Vein Center Dr. Pamela Zimmerman and the all-female staff at the WVU Vein Center can help correct varicose veins and other vein problems. “Our staff welcomes all patients, men or women, and patients of any age,” Dr. Zimmerman says. Here at WVU, our vascular doctors are pleased to offer the VNUS Closure® procedure, in addition to other treatments to manage vein problems. The Closure procedure is a minimally invasive treatment for patients with a condition known as superficial venous reflux, which often results in varicose veins and other painful symptoms. Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. These veins are usually found on the back of the calves or on the inside of the leg. They also can form in other parts of the body. Varicose veins are known for their distinctive blue color and bulging appearance under the skin. About 10 to 20% of the adult population has some degree of varicose veins. In the U.S., that translates into 20 to 25 million people, the majority of whom are women. The Vein Center — WVU Healthcare Varicose veins can be painful and unsightly. Pamela Zimmerman, MD, talks about varicose veins and the services provided at the WVU Vein Center.