Florida Vein Care & Their Specialized Approach to Venous Disease

Top Quote Florida Vein Care, who specializes in venous disease in Central Florida, now offers a unique "package" of treatment for venous insufficiency. End Quote
  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) December 17, 2015 - The Medical Director of Florida Vein Care & Cosmetic Center, Richard Bragg, MD, has been performing endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) & ambulatory phlebectomy (AP) procedures on the same day for his varicose vein patients since 2004. Why is this relevant? Most medical practices who treat patients for venous insufficiency require their clients to come in separately for each procedure because they will benefit financially through the patient's insurance provider.

    Dr. Bragg performs EVLT followed by ambulatory phlebectomy on the same day because it is safer for the patient and by doing so, it provides a much more effective outcome for eliminating varicose veins. The long term results of ambulatory phlebectomy are better than ultrasound-guided injections because ultrasound-guided injections have a recurrence rate of 25-40% after two years.

    "In fact, many practices will perform a less effective procedure on the patient a couple weeks after ablation, known as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy," says Dr. Richard Bragg, a board-certified vein specialist and doctor at Florida Vein Care. "This ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is not as effective for the patient, as it means that there is more down time required for the patient and more co-pays for each subsequent visit."

    Varicose vein sufferers should understand that venous insufficiency, a leaky valve in the superficial system of the legs, increases their risk of deep vein thrombosis, DVT, which is why the treatment is covered by health insurance.

    Patients should also seek treatment that eliminates the insufficiency through EVLT or RF (radio-frequency) ablation by a board-certified and experienced venous physician. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy injections two weeks after ablation are less effective than ambulatory phlebectomy, but it is difficult to find physicians who will perform the AP procedure because of low reimbursement from insurance providers. The AP procedure is time-consuming for the physician and reimbursement has dropped by 75% over the past 10 years as healthcare laws have changed.

    Buyer beware: patients should see the doctor before the day of a vein procedure, and ask the vein provider how they treat venous insufficiency and subsequent varicose veins; not all vein providers and their treatments are the same. To learn more about venous insufficiency and how to properly treat it, contact a Florida Vein Care specialist at Florida Vein Care today at (407) 805-8989.

    About Florida Vein Care
    Directed by board-certified vein specialist Richard S. Bragg, M.D., Florida Vein Care and Cosmetic Center combines state-of-the-art equipment with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques. Today, thanks to numerous referrals and "word-of-mouth" advertising, Florida Vein Care & Cosmetic Center has become one of Central Florida's preferred providers, offering the most advanced and effective vein and cosmetic treatments available.

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