Sick of Painful, Achy, & Swollen Legs?

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Didn’t get the outcome you wanted? Come get a second opinion from the experts in venous care.  

Venous disease comes in many forms and is quite common in the US. Varicose veins, a type of venous disease, affects nearly 15% of US adults.

One of the most common symptoms of venous disease is swelling. Not only is swelling painful and uncomfortable, but it can also be quite disabling.

First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) is committed to stopping swelling and other painful symptoms of vein disease. We have been doing this for over 12 years. We stay at the forefront of advances in medicine.

We start with assessing your symptoms. Swelling is one of the most common symptoms. Other symptoms of venous disease include:

  • Irritation or itchiness
  • Darkening of the skin
  • Pain
  • Skin that changes color
  • Ulcers

We perform over 1,500 diagnostic venous procedures every year across Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Putnam counties.  These diagnostic procedures help us recognize what the issue is, so we know how to best care for you.

After the diagnosis is made, we begin developing a comprehensive care plan personalized to you. Most patients with venous disease will undergo a procedure. These procedures are typically short in length and painless. Some of the most common procedures we perform include:

  • Venoplasty
    • This is a procedure performed to widen the veins using an inflatable balloon, which results in improved blood flow.
  • Stenting
    • Stents are used to keep the veins open to allow for adequate blood flow.
  • Endovascular Laser & Radiofrequency
    • This technique uses heat to treat the underlying causes of varicose veins.
  • Phlebectomy
    • This procedure eliminates persistent varicose veins through a tiny needle picture. There is a quick recovery time and no large scars as a result of the procedure.
  • Sclerotherapy
    • Sclerotherapy is a type of chemical ablation used to eliminate the appearance of spider or reticular veins.

After a procedure is performed, we then focus on the maintenance of your venous health.  We educate our patients on the prevention of venous disease and make sure they are continuously monitored. Compression stockings may also help in the prevention & maintenance process by improving blood flow. We are able to order compression stockings for you directly in our office.

Schedule Your Free Vein Screening

Venous screening is a test that takes about 20 minutes to determine your risk level for venous disease. The test involves taking an ultrasound scan of the leg to assess vein function and identify vein blockages that could lead to CVI. Call us at 904.493.3333 to schedule your free vein screening.*

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