Varicose Vein Surgery in Jacksonville, Florida (FL)
Large, bulging veins close to the skin's surface are often found in the lower legs and feet and are called varicose. Because we walk, stand and run on our feet, veins in our lower legs and feet receive quite a bit of blood pressure.
Varicose veins can be more than a cosmetic concern since they impede blood flow and hinder the return of oxygen-depleted blood from the lower legs and back to the heart and lungs. The usual cause for this is damaged valves within the veins that allow backward blood flow and pooling of blood resulting in enlarged veins. Untreated veins can lead to serious medical conditions with associated pain, inflammation and discoloration.
Ambulatory phlebectomy-small incisions or needle punctures are used to extract the problematic veins with a phlebectomy hook. A hook is inserted into a micro-incision in the leg. A section of the vein is hooked and then removed through the incision. With this procedure, a compression bandage is worn for two weeks. This minimizes swelling and discomfort and allows for proper healing.
About The Jacksonville Vein Center
The Jacksonville Vein Center at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates is a world-class center for comprehensive, state-of -the art treatment of diseases and disorders of the veins and arteries. We are the oldest sustained providers of care in cardiovascular diseases in Jacksonville and are the largest provider of cardiac and peripheral vascular services in Northeast Florida. We have 11 board-certified vascular specialists with offices at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center- Downtown, Memorial Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital and Flagler Hospital.
Our new office opened in January 2007 at the Gary and Nancy Chartrand Heart and Vascular Center at St. Vincent's Hospital and houses the Jacksonville Vein Center offering comprehensive, cutting-edge care of all aspects of venous disease. We have the busiest vascular laboratory in the area and are one of first ICAVL- accredited facilities in the region. Our facility combines the quality and safety of a hospital setting with convenience and efficiency of an office setting.
We remain on the cutting-edge of the revolution that is occurring in the care of patients with cardiovascular problems. This represents a tremendous shift from conventional surgical treatment to the latest innovations in non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures.
All of our doctors are certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery or Cardiothoracic Surgery. Each physician has undergone additional vascular training at centers of excellence throughout the United States including the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Missouri, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Texas Heart Institute, the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Michigan. We pride ourselves on our reputation as the region's specialists in the comprehensive management of disorders of the heart, arteries and veins.
Our doctors are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and members of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery and the Florida Vascular Society. The physicians are recognized leaders in their fields having trained physicians throughout the nation in minimally- invasive techniques and endovascular surgery such as endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair, VNUS radiofrequency ablation of the greater saphenous vein, Fox hollow Silver hawk atherectomy, outpatient dialysis-access techniques, use of Vascular anastomotic clips and minimally- invasive MAZE procedures. Our physicians remain committed to providing the most innovative care for our patients and are active in ongoing clinical research trials.
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