Varicose Vein Treatment By A Board-Certified Physician
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are swollen, dark blue or purple blood vessels that you can see and feel beneath the skin. The vessels that develop are larger and therefore more prominent when problems occur and form when the valves within a vein weaken and allow some blood to flow backward. The vein weakens under the additional strain and balloons outward, bulging under the skin surface.
This venous disease is characterized by twisted cords of veins that bulge above the skin’s surface. Common areas in which varicose veins occur include the calves and thighs.
The primary indicator of varicose veins is the obvious appearance of bulging vessels. Additional symptoms include:
A heaviness sensation
Cramping, throbbing, or aching pain that worsens with inactivity
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are large dilated tortuous, bulging veins that are often visible on the skin surface. These are caused by damaged valves inside the veins and with the majority of the patients, they will not be visible on the surface of the skin yet they are still lying below the surface. Having Varicose Veins can lead to poor circulation and are only visible with help of an ultrasound.
Varicose Veins Before And After Treatment.
Treatment often relieves discomfort associated with the condition such as swelling, fatigue, itching, and cramps. However, more significant problems can develop if abnormal veins are left untreated. If venous insufficiency is left alone, it can lead to ulcers or open wounds on the legs. Left untreated, serious medical consequences may result.
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"I was a patient a few years ago and the relief he gave with the procedure on my upper legs was great. I went back this year to have the rest of my legs done and I was impressed by his current staff. He and his nurses are caring and listen to what the patient is saying. They make you feel so comfortable that the whole experience was great! The front end was so nice and professional. They greet you with a smile and greet you by your name. My legs feel great! All the heaviest is gone. A lot of the swelling is down and I am very pleased. Thank you to everyone who works there."
"The Florida Vein Center is the best-run medical office I have ever visited. The staff is very efficient and kind. They explain exactly how your insurance will cover any procedures. They answer all your questions. Make sure you are comfortable during all visits. I have had 6 visits so far for treatment. There is never more than a few minutes before being seen. Dr. Richter is very thorough. Explains every procedure, options and answers all your questions. I highly recommend Dr. Richter and his entire staff."
I highly, highly recommend Dr. Richter. He is kind, professional, knowledgeable and informative. His entire office staff is friendly and helpful. Andy is wonderful. If you have a vascular concern don't hesitate to contact this amazing practice!