|*Leg pain or aching|
|*Burning or itching of the skin|
|*Leg and/or ankle swelling|
|*Heaviness or heavy feeling in legs|
|*Open wounds, sores, or ulcerations|
These are some of the many symptoms that you can experience when suffering from venous reflux. Call us today to be evaluated! (904) 296-7775
Here are some examples of the visual changes that can occur when your veins do not function properly:
Here are East Coast Cardiology, we understand how miserable your legs can make you. From cramping, swelling, heaviness, itching, burning, aching, to bulging varicose veins and unsightly spider veins - your legs can reek havoc on you and your daily activities. That is why we offer venous ultrasounds of your legs to determine if your veins are working properly. If they are not, then we offer a quick and virtually painless solution: VNUS Closure Procedure.
When a vein stops working properly we can perform a minor procedure, done in an office setting, to simply seal the vein shut. That allows your body to shift blood to the other veins that are still working properly. The procedure is simple, done in about an hour with the worse part being a couple of needle sticks. As soon as we're done you can drive yourself right back home, to work, to the golf course - where ever you heart desires. The procedure is easy on you so that it will not disrupt your life.
Important information regarding vein disease - it's not life threatening. So, the symptoms can make you very uncomfortable but it's not fatal. Plus, it is easily treated with a minimally invasive procedure called a VNUS Closure Procedure. The closure is performed in an office setting, as an outpatient procedure. Using ultrasound, the catheter is positioned into the diseased vein through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter powered by radiofrequency (RF) energy delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed closed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.
Following the procedure, a simple bandage is placed over the insertion site, and additional compression may be provided to aid in healing. Your doctor may encourage you to walk, and to refrain from extended standing and strenuous activities for a period of time.
Most patients who undergo the VNUS Closure Procedure typically resume normal activities within the same day.
East Coast Cardiology, P.A.
8245 Bayberry Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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