Sometimes in our practice at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates we meet new vein patients, and their first question for us is, “Why do you list so many different vein treatments on your website? I’m fuzzy by all of the possibilities.” Our answer to this question is simple: “Because to maintain our reputation as some of the best vein doctors in Florida, we need to treat each patient individually. Even if we are dealing with something as common as varicose veins, each patient has his or her own priorities in terms of which symptoms bother them most, and each patient has his or her own goals for what they want to achieve with their vein treatment in Palm Beach.”
If you’ve had this question, spend a few minutes on our website
If you want to learn more about vein disease and why it can’t be eliminated with only one treatment option, see http://www.southpalmcardiovascular.com/vein-clinic/, the “Vein Clinic” page on our website. In the left column, note that we’ve provided a few educational articles about vein disease itself, explaining its causes and symptoms, what factors increase your risk of getting it, and its three most common forms – varicose & spider veins, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolus. If you read through those articles, you’ll begin to see how different these different conditions are, and understand why they require different techniques to treat them.
Now that you understand more about vein disease, look at some of the different treatment options
Whenever possible (that is, if the severity of the vein disease and your personal goals allow for it), we try to start with conservative treatment – exercise, weight control, and lifestyle changes. This approach allows many patients to control their symptoms without seeking other treatment options. For patients who are more concerned with the cosmetic issues caused by varicose veins and spider veins, we offer a number of different treatments that vary based on the severity of their disease. For example, some cases of spider veins can be successfully treated using a technique called VeinGogh, while other spider veins and small varicose veins may respond better to chemical sclerotherapy.
More serious cases of varicose veins may be treated with techniques such as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy (UGS) to permanently close the diseased veins. Alternatively, radiofrequency ablation accomplishes the same goal of closing the diseased veins, but using high-frequency electrical energy instead of a chemical foam. The choice of which of these techniques to use depends on the severity of your vein disease, and is a decision made by you and your doctors.
What about more severe symptoms, such as swelling and leg ulcers?
If varicose veins have been left untreated for some time, symptoms can escalate to cause leg swelling that is so painful that you can barely walk. In these cases, techniques such as ambulatory phlebectomy can help to reduce the swelling quickly. If open sores have appeared that do not heal, wound care specialists can use a number of specialized techniques to restore your legs to health.
The bottom line is that we recommend the treatment best suited to you
If conservative treatment and the use of compression stockings is all you need to deal with your varicose veins,that is what we’ll recommend. If, on the other hand, you are tired of how the varicose veins make your legs look, we can remove them entirely using other techniques. The range of techniques that we offer and specialize in is the very thing that makes us some of the best vein doctors in Palm Beach.
To find out more, simply pick up the telephone and call the Florida vein specialists at 561-515-0080. We’ll set up an appointment for a consultation, and then advise you as to the treatment options that are best for you.