Varicose Veins Specialist

Pinnacle Healthcare System

Cardiology & Internal Medicine & Nephrology located in Hollywood, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL

Are you unhappy with the way your varicose veins affect the tone and texture of your skin? Do your varicose veins itch or cause leg pain? The team at Pinnacle Healthcare System in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, Florida, can help. They offer advanced diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of your varicose veins and offer non-invasive endovenous laser therapy to get rid of them. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are the bumpy, gnarled veins under your skin. They may affect any vein in your body; however, varicose veins most often appear on the legs.

Your veins have one-way valves that pump blood to your heart and lungs. These valves open to allow blood through and quickly close to prevent blood from flowing backward.

Damage to the valves or walls of your veins may prevent the valves from closing, allowing blood to flow back and pool. The extra blood increases pressure in the vein, causing it to distend and enlarge, creating varicose veins.

When should I seek medical care for my varicose veins?

You may consider your varicose veins a cosmetic concern; however, your enlarged veins may be a sign of peripheral vascular disease. 

The Pinnacle Healthcare System team recommends you seek a medical evaluation for your varicose veins as soon as they appear. 

You should also contact the team if your varicose veins cause discomforts, such as pain, itching, or a burning sensation at the site of the enlarged veins. The team also recommends you come in for a consultation if you don’t like the way your varicose veins look. 

What happens during an evaluation for varicose veins?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you visit Pinnacle Healthcare System with concerns about your varicose veins. During your assessment, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and examines your varicose veins.

To confirm or rule out an underlying vascular problem, Pinnacle Healthcare System offers in-house vascular ultrasound testing. These non-invasive diagnostic tests allow the team to evaluate circulation through your veins and look for signs of disease. 

How are varicose veins treated?

The team at Pinnacle Healthcare System develops individualized treatment plans for varicose veins based on the severity of your symptoms, underlying circulation problems, and personal preferences.

Initially, the team may recommend lifestyle changes to alleviate your varicose vein symptoms, such as wearing compression stockings, exercising, and avoiding long periods of sitting or standing. 

Though lifestyle changes may ease your symptoms, they won’t get rid of your varicose veins. To treat varicose veins, Pinnacle Healthcare System offers endovenous laser therapy. 

During laser therapy, your provider delivers laser energy to the visible vein, which causes the vein to shrink and close. Your body then circulates blood through a healthy vein, and your varicose veins disappear over time. 

Your varicose veins may be more than just a cosmetic issue. Call Pinnacle Healthcare System or book an appointment online today to schedule an evaluation.