At South Palm Cardiovascular Associates, our state-of-the-art vein clinic offers comprehensive care for the full range of vein conditions. Our entire vein clinic staff is dedicated to providing superior, compassionate vein care in a comfortable, stress-free setting.
The vascular specialists at our Boynton Beach vein clinic have extensive expertise detecting, diagnosing, and treating vein problems. Specific areas of expertise include bulging and painful varicose veins, cosmetically concerning spider veins, and hospital based treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Using the latest advances in medical technology, we provide today’s leading noninvasive and pain-free treatments to ensure optimal results with minimal side effects. In fact, many patients leave the vein clinic and resume their normal activities immediately after receiving treatment.
Vein problems are treatable. If you’re suffering from swollen, achy legs, varicose or spider veins, tiredness or numbness in the legs, or have other signs of vein disease, you don’t have to continue to live with unpleasant symptoms that adversely affect your quality of life and your activity level. Our experienced vein specialists can help you feel and look your best, and get back to the life you love!
Your complex circulatory system is normally a one-way street—arteries carry blood away from the heart, and veins carry it back again for fresh oxygen. Your legs have three different types of veins: superficial veins lying just under the skin, which drain into communicating veins, which in turn channel blood into deep veins. The deep veins are inside muscles, and carry most of the blood back to the heart.
Veins have several one-way valves along their length to keep blood flowing only to the heart as your muscles contract and squeeze it along. When muscles relax, the valves shut so blood cannot flow backward (or ‘reflux’) to the feet. For various reasons, veins’ valves can become dysfunctional and lead to pooling of blood in the veins of the lower legs, and ultimately pooling of blood and fluid in the whole leg (causing swelling). This creates high pressure and stretching of the vein walls, and with time these become the bulging varicose veins. Vein disease (also called chronic venous insufficiency) can cause spider veins, varicose veins, phlebitis, leg swelling and pain, and leg skin changes such as ulcers.
Over 25 million Americans have some form of vein disease (15% of the adult population). Vein disease is a broad term that includes all of the very common conditions by which veins become diseased or abnormal. Our top cardiovascular specialists are experienced in diagnosing and treating the full range of vein disease conditions. If you’re ready to seek expert vein care in Boynton Beach, contact us today to discuss treatment options, and take the first step toward improving your levels of comfort and activity.
Michael Metzger is a fellowship trained Interventional Cardiologist, with special interests & training in Vascular Medicine & endovascular procedures. He is Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, as well as Internal Medicine.
He attended medical school at Sackler School of Medicine / Tel Aviv University in Israel from 1996-2000. He completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia (2000-2003), before moving to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for his Cardiology fellowship (2003-2006). His training was completed after a second fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA (2006-2007).
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Internal Medicine Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
Cardiology Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship: Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA
Specialties and Professional Highlights
Detection and treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Diagnosing and treatment of Venous Insufficiency
Expert in Transradial Cardiac Catheterization
History of ensuring optimal patient outcomes including:
Lower complication rates, which equate to a increased patient satisfaction and cost-savings
Serves on panels for the “Cardiac Alert” service, which provide prompt interventional services for patients entering the ER with heart attacks.
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