Varicose Veins Specialist

Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants

Cardiologists located in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, & West Palm Beach, FL

Bulging or twisted veins on your legs might be painful and could lead to complications if left untreated. At Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants, board-certified cardiologists Jyoti Mohanty, MD, and Suneet Kukreja, MD, and their expert team offer effective varicose vein treatments at their offices in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter, Florida. Call for an appointment today or use the online booking feature at any time.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that often appear on your legs. They may look like blue, red, or purple veins that protrude outward. Spider veins are smaller versions of varicose veins that can appear on your legs or face or other parts of your body. The Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants team offers treatment to remove varicose and spider veins.

What do varicose veins look like?

Common signs of varicose veins include:

  • Twisted or bulging veins
  • Cord-like veins
  • Dark purple or blue veins
  • Aching legs
  • Leg pain
  • Throbbing, burning, or itching
  • Muscle cramping
  • Leg swelling
  • Leg pain with standing or sitting
  • Skin discoloration

Spider veins may appear as a spider-web-like design on your face or legs. See the Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants team for an evaluation at the first sign of varicose or spider veins.

What are the risk factors for varicose veins?

Risk factors associated with varicose veins include older age, being a woman, obesity, family history of varicose veins, pregnancy, and sitting or standing for long periods of time. While rare, untreated varicose vein complications can include bleeding, blood clots, or ulcers.

How does my provider diagnose varicose veins?

To diagnose varicose veins and develop a treatment plan, your cardiologist reviews your medical history, asks about symptoms you may have, and completes a comprehensive physical exam. They look at your legs and veins and may recommend an ultrasound to evaluate vein function and screen for blood clots.

What are my varicose vein treatment options?

To get rid of varicose veins and reduce your risk of complications, the Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants team may recommend:

At-home treatments

Weight loss, elevating your legs, regular exercise, wearing compression stockings, and not standing or sitting for long periods can reduce pain associated with varicose veins and your risk of recurrence.

Sclerotherapy

Your cardiologist can eliminate unsightly varicose veins using sclerotherapy. They inject the veins with a special solution that closes them off, so they fade away over time.

Laser or radiofrequency treatment

Laser or radiofrequency treatment uses light energy or radio waves to close unwanted veins without needles or incisions.

Minor surgical procedures

During minor surgical procedures, Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants providers can remove varicose veins or tie them off, allowing your body to absorb and eliminate them over time.

Don’t live with unsightly varicose veins when there are treatments available. To schedule an appointment with Advanced Cardiovascular Consultants, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.