Varicose Veins Specialist

South Florida Vascular Associates

Vascular Interventional Physician located in Coconut Creek, Boynton Beach, & Plantation, FL

About 23% of adults have varicose veins today. At South Florida Vascular Associates in Coconut Creek, Boynton Beach, and Plantation, Florida, the team of experienced varicose vein specialists offer cutting-edge treatments at the state-of-the-art vascular suite. If you’re having issues like bulging veins, leg tiredness, and leg pain, call the office or book an appointment using the online scheduler now.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are large ropy veins that usually appear in the legs. The veins usually protrude significantly from your skin, creating lumpy looking skin. Varicose veins are usually purple or blue. In addition to the unattractive appearance, varicose veins can cause discomfort.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

Varicose veins can cause many problems, including:

  • Aching legs
  • Tired feeling legs
  • Heavy feeling legs
  • Itchy legs

Varicose vein discomfort usually increases after a long period of sitting or standing. 

What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins commonly develop when the one-way valves that normally push blood up to the heart stop working properly. When the vein valves don’t close completely, blood flows backward (venous reflux) and pools in the veins.

Over time, the collected blood stretches the vein and leads to thickening, creating a varicose vein that stands out from your leg. If you have venous reflux on a regular basis, it’s called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).

Many factors can contribute to venous reflux, CVI, and varicose veins, including a family history of venous problems, being female, pregnancy, difficulty maintaining a healthy weight, and aging. 

How are varicose veins treated?

South Florida Vascular Associates offers several minimally invasive procedures to treat varicose veins, including:

Endovenous laser ablation

Endovenous laser ablation triggers your varicose vein to shrink and build up scar tissue within its walls. That leads to vein closure, and the blood flows into healthy veins in the area. 


Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which an injected solution causes irritation in the vein’s internal lining. Then, the vein develops scar tissue and closes off. As with endovenous laser ablation, the blood reroutes to healthy veins.


Phlebectomy is a procedure to remove varicose veins through tiny incisions or punctures in the skin’s surface. The minimally invasive procedure is an effective way to completely remove problem veins from your legs.

The South Florida Vascular Associates team can explain the merits and potential disadvantages of each varicose vein treatment as it relates to your particular needs, goals, and lifestyle. They always make the time to answer questions and provide guidance, so don’t hesitate to ask about anything you’d like to know.

South Florida Vascular Associates makes varicose vein treatment accessible and easy. There’s no need to spend time in a hospital or deal with long recovery periods, so call the office or click the online scheduler to book your consultation today.