Venous Insufficiency

Venous Insufficiency Specialist
Dr. Andres Ruiz offers state-of-the-art approaches to diagnose and manage cardiovascular risk factors such as venous insufficiency at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates. Dr. Ruiz helps patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, FL, manage vein disesases such as venous insufficiency.

Venous Insufficiency

Andres Ruiz, MD, FACC

What is venous disease or insufficiency?

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.

What treatments are available for venous disease?

Conservative treatment for vein disorders can help to control symptoms and promote overall vascular health. However, if conservative treatments aren’t enough to address your vein problems, we can recommend other, more advanced therapies to effectively treat your condition and relieve your symptoms.

If conservative measures are not successful, you may need a more definitive, invasive vein treatments. Despite being invasive, these are all very safe procedures done right in the comfort of the West Boynton Beach office.

Some of the most effective endovenous treatments that Dr. Ruiz here at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates use are ultrasound sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and phlebectomy.

Vein disease is a broad term that includes all of the very common conditions by which veins become diseased or abnormal. Dr. Andres Ruiz is experienced in diagnosing and treating the full range of vein disease conditions. If you’re ready to seek expert vein care in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach or Boca Raton, contact us today to discuss treatment options and take the first step toward improving your levels of comfort, activity or simply cosmetic satisfaction.

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