8 Things You Should Know About Varicose Veins

8 Things You Should Know About Varicose Veins

8 Things You Should Know About Varicose Veins People have a lot of misconceptions about varicose and superficial (spider) veins, and there are a lot of facts people do not know about these conditions. Dr. John D. Horowitz, a leading vascular doctor in Orlando and founder of Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, dispels some myths and shares some information on varicose and superficial veins that may surprise you. Crossing Your Legs Does Not Cause Varicose Veins – Perhaps the most prevalent misconception is that crossing your legs and/or wearing high heels causes venous deficiency and, therefore, varicose veins. A quick search on the Internet shows that many doctors continue […]

Misperception Blog Series: Vein Therapy Requires Surgery, General Anesthesia, and Prolonged Recovery

Misperception Blog Series: Vein Therapy Requires Surgery, General Anesthesia, and Prolonged Recovery

Misperception Blog Series: Vein Therapy Requires Surgery, General Anesthesia, and Prolonged Recovery Painful surgeries and long recovery periods. These are just two of the many misconceptions that patients have about vein therapy. At Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, the top varicose vein treatment in Orlando provider, you’ll find that today’s treatments for varicose veins are minimally invasive, virtually painless, and cause almost no downtime for patients. Today, the days of painful vein stripping are long gone, replaced with the state-of-the-art technological advances that make treating varicose veins much simpler, safer, and easier. Nevertheless, there are an abundance of misconceptions still existing, and we hear about them from our patients […]

Venous Misperception: Venous Disorders Are of Little Clinical Significance

Venous Misperception: Venous Disorders Are of Little Clinical Significance

Do you think venous disorders don’t really matter at all? If so, you’re not alone in thinking that as many people think that varicose and spider veins are more of a cosmetic issue. But the truth is, chronic venous disease and chronic venous insufficiency, which is the failure of the veins to adequately circulate the blood, is clinically significant and therefore should be taken seriously. At Central Florida Vein and Vascular Center, a vascular clinic in Orlando, Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, led by Dr. John D. Horowitz, every day is spent diagnosing and treating venous disorders. Suffering from Varicose Veins? Varicose veins, for example, are a condition that […]

Concerns with Treating Venous Disease Using VenaSeal

Concerns with Treating Venous Disease Using VenaSeal

Concerns with Treating Venous Disease Using VenaSeal There’s a new treatment for varicose veins that has the medical world abuzz. But that doesn’t mean it’s right for you, says varicose vein doctor in Orlando, John D. Horowitz, MD, FACS, founder and head of Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, Orlando’s number one place for vascular surgery. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently approved the use of the VenaSeal Sapheon Closure System for the treatment of symptomatic varicose veins. So, what is the VenaSeal and how is it different from other existing varicose-vein removal procedures? The VenaSeal is a closure system that employs an adhesive that is injected into the […]