Dr Melissa Sandman, Sandman Veins, Grand Rapids, Michigan DR. MELISSA SANDMAN

Dr. Melissa Sandman is Board Certified in General Surgery
and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and
Lymphatic Medicine as well as a Fellow of the American College
of Surgeons. She practiced General and Trauma Surgery since
completing a surgical residency in Grand Rapids in 2001 and
since 2009 has focused her practice exclusively in Phlebology
(varicose veins)
Could I have Venous Disease?

Leg Pain, Itching, Burning or Throbbing. Ankle or Lower Leg Swelling. Heavy Feeling Legs That Ache at the End of the Day. Restless Legs. Bulging Veins or Spider Veins.  If you answered “yes”, you may have venous insufficiency.

Venous Disease FAQ

Answers to your questions? What happens to the Blood Flow once Vein is removed? · What is venous insufficiency and do I have it? · Are varicose veins dangerous? · What are treatment options? and more…

Contact Us

Visit our contact page to make an appointment. For other non-appointment inquiries, you’re welcome to sign up through our ‘Book An Appointment” form. We are open Monday thru Thursday. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.



Endovenous Laser Treatment

EVLT is quickly becoming the gold-standard in the treatment of varicose veins. Endovenous laser treatment uses laser energy, which is simply a highly concentrated beam of light. Medical lasers work by delivering this light energy to the targeted tissue with extreme precision, so as not to affect the surrounding tissue.  Learn more about endovenous laser treatment.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound-guided foam therapy (UGFS) has opened up new ways of treating varicose veins. UGFS uses the same principles of liquid sclerotherapy by combining a sclerosing agent (STS) + air to create a foam solution. The solution is then injected into the vein(s) under ultrasound guidance thus obliterating the varicose vein(s).  Learn more about ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy/

An ambulatory phlebectomy is usually performed in a doctor’s office using local anesthesia. First, a local anesthetic fluid is injected into the area of varicose vein clusters to be treated. The doctor then uses a small scalpel or needle to puncture the skin next to the varicose vein, inserts a small hook into the hole, grasps the vein and removes it. Learn more about ambulatory phlebectomy.

Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are similar to and often associated with underlying varicose veins, but there are some major differences. Spider veins are smaller in size, beginning as tiny red capillaries that lie close to the surface of the skin and are easily visible.  Learn more about spider vein treatment.



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