DVT: The Hidden Danger of Varicose Veins

DVT: The Hidden Danger of Varicose Veins

DVT: The Hidden Danger of Varicose Veins Did you know that varicose veins could be a sign of a very serious health risk? While varicose veins already have their own inherent risks if left untreated, they also could be a harbinger of life-threatening blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). At Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, where you will find the best vascular physician in Orlando, Dr. Horowitz, we want to be sure you know the risks and your options for care and treatment. A Dangerous Path to Deep Vein Thrombosis Varicose veins can cause many symptoms: including leg heaviness or fatigue. When these varicose veins in the leg […]

Varicose Vein Treatment Choices Hinge on Severity

Varicose Vein Treatment Choices Hinge on Severity

Varicose Vein Treatment Choices Hinge on Severity When it comes to spider (superficial) veins and varicose veins, there are many different treatment options. Dr. Horowitz, a premier vascular doctor in Orlando at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, wants to make sure you understand the treatment options, and in which circumstances for which each is called. Not all treatments are appropriate in every instance. Superficial and varicose veins occur when veins just below the skin’s surface become swollen with blood. Superficial veins tend to be smaller than varicose veins and can be blue, red or purple, and tend to occur on the legs and sometimes on the face. Varicose veins […]

What Is Venous Insufficiency and What Causes It?

What Is Venous Insufficiency and What Causes It?

What Is Venous Insufficiency and What Causes It? What is venous insufficiency and what causes it? Rather than relying on random web searches, out-of-date resources, or word of mouth, it’s best to go straight to a medical professional to get the facts on a particular medical condition. When it comes to venous insufficiency, that resident expert is vascular doctor in Orlando, John D. Horowitz, MD, FACS. Dr. Horowitz, a highly skilled vascular surgeon, has been practicing Vascular Surgery in Orlando since 1993 and founded Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center in 2001. One of Central Florida’s top dedicated vein care facilities, the Center provides a level of expertise in vein […]

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 that people do not know about these conditions. Vascular physician in Orlando, Dr. John D. Horowitz, founder of Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, a clinic for varicose vein treatment in Orlando, 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, you acquire varicose veins. A quick search […]

How Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Helps Venous Disorders

How Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Helps Venous Disorders

How Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy Helps Venous Disorders Have you heard of ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy? It’s one of the most effective medical treatments employed for varicose and superficial (spider) veins by vascular physician in Orlando, Dr. Horowitz, and the staff at Central Florida Vein & Vascular Center, home to Orlando’s top vein specialists. The Evolution of a Proven Procedure First, a bit of background: sclerotherapy is a well-regarded procedure that actually has been in use since the 1930s. It’s a needle-based technology to remove medium and large veins after a saphenous closure of the vein has been achieved. The process has evolved and medical professionals today use a sclerosant foam that is […]