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Dr. Lornell Hansen

Phlebology
Sioux City, IA
28 years experience male

Locations

Physician's Vein Clinics

Sioux Falls, SD

Address

5009 S. Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Rejuvenation by LazaDerm

Sioux City, IA

Physician's Vein Clinics

Sioux City, IA

LazaDerm Skincare Centre

Sioux Falls, SD

About

Bio

<i></i> Lornell Hansen II, MD—our owner and medical director—is one of the area’s leading experts in laser technology and is continually researching in new techniques. Dr. Hansen also trains other area physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners in his fields of study. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology, which is the study of vein diseases and disorders. His impressive credentials include: •Board Certified in Phlebology •Board Certified in Family Medicine •Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice •Diplomat of the American Society of Laser Medicine •Diplomat of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery •Board Certified in Phlebology •Medical director and owner of LazaDerm Skincare Center •Medical director and owner of Physician's Vein Clinics •Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Phlebology

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Very Serious: If not treated appropriately this could lead to a pulmonary embolism and death.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Minimal: An inr of 3.1 is minimally elevated. Most patients goal inr is 2.5 to 3.0. There are always risks to using comadin but this do not put you at excessiv... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Multiple options: There is no way to get rid of all of them forever. There are many options to treat these but you will get new ones over time. I use either a laser or ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Depends: I have not seen a study that shows Prednisone increases the likelyhood of DVT unless it is high dose. But remember estrogen is considered a steroid as... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Difficult to say: There are many things that can cause leg pain. We would need more information on the type of pain and symptoms that you are having in order to help gi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
None: I really do not exclude anyone except the very young that will not be able to hold still during treatment.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Veins: Stasis dermatitis is associated with chronic venous insufficiency (cvi). Eczema on the legs can be associated with cvi but it would not cause the ecze... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Agree: I do feel that if you are starting to have varicose veins your physician should get you into a pair of thigh high graduated compression stockings pref... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Laser: You have the option of having these veins treated with a laser such as the 1064nm long pulsed laser. I also know of some physicians that will inject w... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Bad valves: One of the things that can occur following a DVT is called post-thrombotic syndrome. Pts is when some of the valves in the deep vein are destroyed and... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Stay Hydrated: I would also recommend that you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when you fly. Dehydration can increase the lieklyhood of developing a DVT whe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Blood clot: This could also be something call superficial venous thrombosis (svt) or phlebitis. I would recommend that you are evaluated by your physician to diff... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Sometimes: It depends. If you have a strong family history of clots in the veins called dvt's or pulmonary embolism you should have a thrombophilia workup as som... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Sclero or Laser : You can use a few different options. I feel that sclerotherapy is the best choice for spider veins on when they are on your legs. When they are locate... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Many Options: Stripping is an option but should be used in very rare cases. Other options are thermal ablation such as vnus or endovenous laser ablation (evla). Scl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
No: I have not seen a study that would recommend for you to stop contraceptives secondary to spider veins. Contraceptives can increase the risk of clots i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
A lot: Dvt is a clot in the deep veins of the legs. Dvt can lead to pieces of the clot breaking off and going to the lungs. This is called a pulmonary emboli... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
A clot: Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is a clot with inflammation.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Vein Specialist: Most likely they are not treating the problem which is venous incompetence. There are some dermatologists that can treat the venous insufficiency but ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Multiple Options: Varicose veins are visable veins that are caused by underlying venous insufficiency, you will need to have the veisn treated by evla, vnus, ambulatory... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Sclerotherapy: I assume you are talking about leg veins. In the legs sclerotherapy is the best option but lasers can help. If in other places on the body a laser can... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Walk: If you are at increased risk of phlebitis you should wear graduated compression stockings, walk and maintain a healthy weight.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
No: Phlebitis is inflammation in a vein usually caused by a clot (thrombophlebitis). These will resolve and the pain will go away. Sometimes the clot will... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Hot: Moist heat works the best. You need to be in compression stockings and walking as well. Make sure these activites are ok'd by your treating physician.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Injections: Sclerotherapy is the injection of a medication into the spider vein to destroy it. Most vein doctors will use either polidocanol or sodium tetradecyl ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Inactivity: The number one reason would be inactivity from being hospitalized and not walking around.
A member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
No concerns: These are very common and can become more visable as we age. As we age our skin thins out but we also lose subcutaneous fat in the temple regions. Thi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Multiple Options: The first is to avoid sun exposure, smoking and control blood pressure. Treatment options tend to include lasers and intense pulsed light. I have not ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
NO: The only treatment choices are anticoagulation or thrombolysis of the clot. Dvts are life threatening and must be taken very serious.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Yes: Walking can help with symptoms of varicose veins. The worst thing you can do is stand without walking. We see this a lot with hair dressers, barbers, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Location of Clot: Thrombosis is the medical term for a clot. This can happen anywhere in the body. Deep vein thrombosis means that the clot is in the deep veins which m... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Absolutely: It is always dependent upon your history and also family history. Anytime that you have a history of deep vein thrombosis (dvt), you have an increased... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Many causes: There is no cure to prevent spider veins but once you have them they can be treated by sclerotherapy or lasers.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Possibly: Other symptoms can include restless leg syndrome, skin changes in the lower leg to include darkened pigmentation, eczema and even ulcers. If you are h... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Treat the veins: I would recommend that you wear graduated compression stockings and have the veins treated by evla or vnus and foam sclerotherapy. I generally recomme... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Yes: There are some studies that show horse chestnut can have a positive effect on venous insufficiency. It apparently works on the lining of the vein call... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Treat: I feel that if you have symptoms that affect your life then i would recommend to treat as symptoms will worsen over time. Varicose veins are more easi... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Possibly: The number one link to varicose veins is family history. Other things can be number of pregnancies, some jobs, age and some studies show being over-we... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Sometimes: Veins in your vaginal area can return later in life and can be a sign of venous insufficieny of some of the pelvic veins. Many times these will go awa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Sometimes: Teenagers can have varicose veins which can cause other symptoms such as pain, aching, heaviness and fatigue in the legs. Venous insufficiency can als... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Compression: No one should treat these veins while you are pregnant. I agree with dr. Thompson. I would recommend that you wait 3 to 6 months after the baby is bor... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Vein Specialist: I would recommend that you see a vein specialist. You need to have a duplex ultrasound looking for venous insufficiency. Depending on the results you... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Ablation: You will need a good workup to include a duplex ultrasound in the standing position. The best results are done using thermal ablation such as endoveno... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Phlebologist: My opinion is that you want to go to someone that treats a lot of varicose veins. You can look for a board certified phlebologist.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Depends: This type of patient can br difficult but most of the time they can be treated. This patient will want to see a very experienced physician.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Mildly: The best choice in the legs is sclerotherapy which uses a needle and injections. The medication burns some when injected but goes away quickly.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Treat: If it is a uperficail phlebitis, it is best to use moist heat, anti-inflammatories, compression stockings and walking.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Many Options: I assume you are talking about a superficial phlebitis of the legs. The best option is to wear graduated compression stockings, take and anti-inflamma... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
Treat the veins: You need to have the underlying venous insufficiency treated by a qualified physician. The itching will likely not go away until the ulcer is healed. ... Read More

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Dr. Ted King
Nov 8, 2012
Dr. Hansen is a knowledgeable and thorough phlebologist. He takes excellent care of patients and is an asset to the field of vein disease treatment.
Dr. Ted King
Mar 2, 2013
I can very happily recommend Dr. Hansen as a phlebologist. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and knows what he is doing.
Nov 29, 2012
Dr Hansen is a knowledgeable and thoughtful surgeon. I am grateful to have him as a colleague.
HealthTap member
Yes, the spot does not feel like a bag of worms. I appreciate the insight Dr. Hansen!
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! Is there a connection between DVTs and hypothyroidism?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! daughter is EEG tech has this issue.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, SD
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, the Sioux City Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, the Sioux City Region - Spring
2017
Top Phlebologist, First Place, Iowa - Spring
2017
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