Home > Vascular Disease > What are Varicose Veins? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Oct 04, 2008 by JDeitch, Views: 4285 Varicose veins are very common. They range from the small spider veins, smallish blue veins in the leg, to the thicker, larger, finger like varicose veins. Dr. Jonathan Deitch, the Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Beth Israel Med. Ctr., discusses varicose veins.