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Varicose veins take away from the beauty and appearance of your legs. Perhaps more importantly, varicose veins produce significant symptoms and can lead to serious medical conditions. The good news is that varicose veins can be removed quickly, with minimal discomfort, in a doctor's office. There is no need for hospitalization and the recovery time is measured in minutes, not weeks. Almost immediately, you will be able to do all the things you did before you developed varicose veins.
While this may sound too good to be true, the expert staff at the Miami Vein Center using clinically proven new technology called endovenous therapy can eliminate your varicose veins with a minimally invasive procedure in the comfort and security of our office. The procedure takes about 45 minutes and the recovery period is about 10 minutes. In about an hour you can be free of your varicose veins. You will be able to return to normal activities the very next day.
The future of vein care is in Miami. Please do not hesitate to call the Miami Vein Center if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for you!
Jose Almeida, MD, FACS, RVT
Dr. Almeida is a vascular surgeon in Miami, FL specializing in Endovascular Venous Surgery. Dr. Almeida finished his general surgery residency training at the University of Miami- Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1996, and his vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Missouri- Columbia in 1998. From 1998-2002 he was in practice at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute- an institution that is internationally recognized for its pioneering endovascular solutions to complex vascular problems.
In 2002, Dr. Almeida decided to focus his career on treating patients with venous disease and founded the Miami Vein Center. Dr. Almeida is known as a pioneer in endovenous therapy - the safe, minimally invasive procedure to eradicate varicose veins. He created the International Vein Congress (IVC), an educational meeting that has become the most comprehensive vein management course to date. The International Vein Congress features live case demonstrations performed by Dr. Almeida and broadcast from the Miami Vein Center to surgeons around the world via satellite transmission.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery- Vascular Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery- General Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Almeida serves as a Voluntary Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is the author of numerous published abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, and textbook chapters on vascular surgery. He is also a frequent speaker at medical conventions around the globe.
He has been recognized as one of "America's Top Surgeons" from 2002-2010 by the Consumer's Research Council of America.
Approximately 30 million adults in the United States may suffer from treatable, symptomatic, superficial venous insufficiency. Many of these patients as well as their primary care or specialty physicians may not be fully aware of the advances made in the treatment of venous insufficiency in the last 5-10 years.
Since 2000, vein stripping has been replaced by endovenous closure procedures as the preferred treatment of patients with symptoms related to saphenous vein and other superficial venous insufficiency. Many patients once thought to have untreatable venous problems may now be excellent candidates for endovenous closure.
Dr. Almeida offers both VNUS radiofrequency and LASER vein closure procedures. He is also very skilled in microphlebectomy (removal of large ropey veins through tiny incisions) as well as treatment of all types of smaller varicose and spider veins with sclerotherapy (injections or laser).
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