What is Venous Insufficiency and How is it Treated?

Venous insufficiency is a condition that generally occurs when leg valves don’t allow blood in the veins to travel back to the heart. Dysfunctional valves can cause blood in the legs to pool, and varicose veins to form, the twisted and enlarged veins close to the surface of the skin.

When left untreated, venous insufficiency can cause many symptoms including leg swelling and pain, and sometimes serious complications, such as blood clots or leg ulcers. Increased pressure and swelling can cause varicose veins bleeding, tiny blood vessels in the legs bursting and resulting in tissue inflammation and damage. This can lead to ulcers or open sores on the skin, known as venous stasis ulcers. These ulcers can easily become infected and spread to the surrounding tissues.

Not only is the prevention of these complications vital, the complexities of treating varicose veins increase as the disease progresses. The earlier it is diagnosed and treated by a varicose vein specialist doctor, the better. Specialist vein doctors can now treat chronic venous insufficiencyand associated varicose and spider veins with two highly effective, non-surgical vein disease treatments, endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins.

Laser surgery for varicose veins can be completed in the office, in just minutes per leg. Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding venous insufficiency, symptoms of vein disease, or laser surgery for varicose veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:

Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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