Delray Beach Cardiologist

Varicose Vein TreatmentDelray Beach, FL

Veins deliver blood throughout the entire body and are crucial for one's overall health. While there may not be immediate pain, we can help treat conditions that impact one's overall health, such as varicose veins. Varicose veins are damaged veins that lie just below the skin on your legs, turning purple or red while bulging.

Varicose vein treatment is available at Florida Premier Cardiology in Delray Beach and the surrounding area. Even though varicose veins may only result in minimal pain at night, they can be embarrassing. Dr. Rodolfo Carrillo-Jimenez, MD, FACC can help to treat varicose veins for both appearance and one's overall health.

Call us at 561-325-6495 and schedule an appointment to find a solution for your varicose veins.

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Options for Treating Varicose Veins

While surgical removal for treating varicose veins is a possibility, there are other possible options available. At Florida Premier Cardiology, we will take the time to customize the treatment to the individual needs of each patient. This way, the patient will receive the proper care they need to live without the pain or embarrassment of varicose veins.

Some treatment options are less invasive than others. We can recommend a procedure based on the type and location of the unwanted vein with options such as:

  • Laser therapy
  • Sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy

The appropriate procedure depends on the number of veins you wish to treat, the size of the veins and your overall health. After treatment, you may experience bruising and discomfort for a short time. You may need to wear support stockings during the recovery period.

Considering Treatment for Varicose Veins

The reason varicose veins and smaller spider veins are so noticeable through the skin is that they are not working correctly. Thus, they fill with a small amount of blood. Healthy veins have tiny valves that prevent blood from flowing back in the direction it enters. In varicose veins, these miniature valves have failed.

As a cardiologist, Dr. Rodolfo Carrillo-Jimenez, MD, FACC can diagnose this condition and explain the options for treatment. Compression stockings and increased exercise can help to decrease the symptoms of varicose veins a bit. However, if the symptoms do not respond as you would like, removal treatments can often eliminate the issue.

Professional Treatment for Your Health

Although varicose veins are not generally harmful to health, there are multiple reasons to remove them. If you feel self-conscious or experience pain because of your visible veins, you may wonder what your options are. The good news is that these superficial blood vessels are not the ones carrying the bulk of the blood to and from your legs.

Thus, you can treat them without worrying about losing circulation. Contrary to popular belief, varicose vein treatment is not a cosmetic procedure. However, it is also beneficial for treating problems related to excess pressure in the legs.

As a cardiologist, Dr. Rodolfo Carrillo-Jimenez, MD, FACC has the skills and experience to treat varicose veins. Our team will take the time to ease the patient into treatment and guide them through the process.

Varicose Vein Therapy

While the experience of each patient will vary on the type of varicose vein therapy they choose, our team will need to consider other factors. We will need to examine your current health and medical history to ensure you are a candidate for this procedure. Once we determine that you can receive this procedure without complications to your health, we will begin.

You will most likely have a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. The results of a less-invasive procedure may not be as noticeable right away. One such therapy that collapses the vein from within will not remove the veins as quickly as some people prefer. As a cardiologist, Dr. Rodolfo Carrillo-Jimenez, MD, FACC and the team at Florida Premier Cardiology will find the most effective treatment to meet your needs.

Laser therapy for varicose veins, also called endovenous laser treatment, uses a high-powered laser to heat and collapse the vein. Sclerotherapy also collapses the vein but uses a special fluid instead of a laser. Radiofrequency ablation does the same thing but uses sound waves. Ambulatory phlebectomy, on the other hand, is a surgical treatment that involves the removal of the vein through small incisions in the leg.

After the Treatment

The recovery time after varicose vein therapy is relatively brief. Although it may take a few weeks for the veins to disappear completely, you should be feeling better soon. If you need to take pain medication after the treatment, remember not to take anything that may interfere with blood clotting, such as aspirin or ibuprofen.

You may also need to continue to wear support hose until your body heals completely. Call us at 561-325-6495 today to discuss your options for getting rid of varicose veins.

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Florida Premier Cardiology is located at
5210 Linton Blvd Suite 301
Delray Beach, FL

(561) 325-6495