Venous Disease – The Problem is More than Just Cosmetic

Most people seek treatment for venous disease primarily for cosmetic reasons.  However, left untreated, venous disease can lead to health issues including severe venous insufficiency, ulcers, sores, inflammation and even painful rashes.  Venous disease is the result of the veins becoming abnormal.  This can occur for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy and standing for long periods of time on a regular basis. There are numerous conditions which result from venous disease, all of which we treat right here at Surgical Specialists of Ocala / Vein Center of North Florida.

Venous Disease – The Problem is More than Just CosmeticVenous disease conditions include:

  • Spider veins
  • Leg pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Leg ulcers
  • Phlebitis
  • Varicose veins

Venous disease many times presents as varicose veins with or without pain.  We offer numerous types of treatment for varicose veins, including endovenous thermal ablation and VeneFit Closure.

Phlebectomy is a procedure used when venous disease results in large, ropy veins.  This surgical procedure involves completely removing the damaged vein.

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure where our physician injects a solution directly into the affected vein.  This results in the vein turning into scar tissue that fades from view over time.  This is a very common treatment for both varicose and spider veins.

If you know or suspect you have venous disease, it is recommended you make an appointment to get an evaluation.   Treating venous disease in its early stages often allows for the most minimally invasive procedures and best long term results.