Varicose Vein Treatment in Miami, Florida

Proven medical treatments for more youthful healthy looking legs

What is Venous Insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is an important and common condition where blood flow returning to the heart pools in the legs, due partly to malfunctioning valves in the veins. This results in what is called venous reflux.

What are Symptoms of Varicose Veins or Venous Insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency is an important and common condition where blood flow returning to the heart pools in the legs, due partly to malfunctioning valves in the veins. This results in what is called venous reflux.

Who is at Risk?

Venous disease of the legs is very common. Risk factors include age, being overweight, family history, being of the female gender, multiple pregnancies, and occupations requiring prolonged standing.

How is Venous Insufficiency Diagnosed?

You will be evaluated and examined by our vascular specialist, which is a doctor trained to perform vascular procedures. A detailed vascular ultrasound study of your legs will be performed in our office and followed with an interpreted by a physician.

The physician will go over the results of the ultrasound with you. If you do have venous insufficiency, he will determine whether you can find relief from conservative measures such as wearing compression stockings.

The doctor will also determine whether you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive and highly successful procedure known as radiofrequency vein ablation.

Is it Expensive?

Our patients are pleased to find that most insurances cover this procedure. Your physician consultation is also billed to your insurance and the cost to you will typically be the co-pay for a doctor visit.

What is Radiofrequency Vein Ablation?

The vascular specialist performs this fast, outpatient, non-surgical procedure with the aid of ultrasound guidance. Local anesthetic is used to numb the thigh, after which a very thin tube is inserted into the malfunctioning vein. Radiofrequency energy is used to heat and seal the diseased vein. This will help the healthy veins carry blood up the leg. The varicose veins and associated swelling and symptoms improve after the procedure.

How Successful is this Procedure?

At two-years, data shows a greater than 92% success rate. This is better than surgical stripping and as good as laser ablation, but with much less pain. Most people return to normal activities immediately.

For appointments call (305) 571-0620.