Varicose Veins

Why Treat Varicose Veins?

Most people seek treatment for varicose veins to relieve discomfort like pain, swelling, itching or tingling and other uncomfortable symptoms. In normal leg veins, leaflet-like valves help pump blood back to the heart, but when these valves don’t function properly, blood flows backwards and pools within the vein. Left untreated, these bulging veins can lead to more serious medical problems, such as venous leg ulcers or varicose eczema. Up to 35% of people in the United States are affected by varicose veins, but treatment typically alleviates symptoms as well as the unsightly appearance.

Getting the Best Treatment at Medicus Vein Care

Interventional Radiology is the only specialty dedicated to minimally-invasive procedures that utilize ultrasound technology. Dr. Tidwell, a board-certified Interventional Radiologist, personally performs all ultrasounds and the vein procedures, ensuring all Medicus patients gain from the expertise of a specialist.

  • Free consultation
  • Customized treatment plan
  • Treatment performed in-office
  • Immediate relief
  • Fast recovery
  • Local anesthetic only—no sedation

In addition to offering free comprehensive consultations, Medicus Vein Care accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare.

Treatments Available

VenaSeal™

The VenaSeal™ system is the only technology that features an advanced medical adhesive to close varicose veins.

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Endovenous Laser Ablation

EVLA combines fiber-optic technology with laser energy to remove abnormal veins under ultrasound guidance.

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Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and phlebectomy are additional treatments that are available for varicose veins.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

I had extreme pain in both my legs from varicose veins and, thankfully, found Dr. Tidwell. He is extremely knowledgeable in his medical field and always takes the time to advise what procedures he recommends before beginning. Dr. Tidwell and his Assistant, Tiffany, are very compassionate and very gentle while performing the work necessary to correct problems. Dr. Tidwell, Tiffany, and Connie (who sets up appointments) are all a team I look forward to working with for a very long time!
- Linda L. in Stuart, FL
My experience with Dr. Tidwell was excellent! He is very caring and extremely knowledgeable. My varicose vein removed looks and feels so much better thanks to Dr. Tidwell. His office staff was also wonderful.
- Gayle Wilt in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Dr. Tidwell is not only professional and courteous in all aspects, he is extremely thorough and provides ample time to make sure you fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations regarding results. I never felt I was receiving a sales pitch for further services, or being promised results that simply cannot be guaranteed by any physician. It is obvious that Dr. Tidwell takes great pride in his profession, and it was reflected in the excellent care and results that I received.
- Tiffany P. in Edgewater, FL

FAQS

What are varicose veins?

Veins that have become bulging, elongated, thickened and rope-like are called varicose veins. Normally, one-way valves in veins keep blood flowing against the force of gravity. When the valves do…

What are the steps of a varicose vein treatment at Medicus?

1. Complimentary Consultation During the consultation, your questions will be answered by Dr. Steven Tidwell and will determine if you have varicose or spider veins. 2. Ultrasound Diagnosis If you…

What is Interventional Radiology and why is it important for vein care?

Interventional Radiologists are specialized doctors who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging for guidance. They have the ability to access the abnormal veins and navigate through their…

Why does Dr. Tidwell perform every ultrasound at Medicus Veincare?

Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologists such as Dr. Tidwell are specifically trained in ultrasound imaging during their four-year residency training program. His post-graduate fellowship in vascular and interventional procedures allowed him…

What are the symptoms of varicose veins and venous insufficiency?

Symptoms include aching, throbbing, fatigue, itching, tingling and heaviness – all of which worsen as the day goes on. Mild swelling in the ankles and feet often occur. Many people…

How are vein problems diagnosed?

An Interventional Radiologist can assess your clinical situation through an ultrasound evaluation. The ultrasound is important because it determines which veins are not functioning properly and allows the physician to…

How are varicose veins treated?

Using an ultrasound, Dr. Steven Tidwell maps out the veins in your leg to pinpoint the faulty vein that needs to be treated. To treat this faulty vein, he inserts…

What is venous insufficiency?

The reflux of blood in faulty veins result in what is known as venous insufficiency, a very common condition that results in the pooling of blood in the vein and,…

Is the loss of a vein a problem?

Not at all. The blood flow of the faulty veins are already being diverted to the many normal veins in the leg.

Is there any downtime?

No, there is no downtime associated with any of the vein procedures. You can go back to your normal activities right away. In fact, we want you to stay active…

What happens if I leave my varicose veins untreated?

Varicose veins are a result of vein disease and will only continue to get worse if left untreated. Some patients progress to develop skin changes and ulcerations, in addition to…

Is there anesthesia involved with the treatment?

No, only local anesthetic is used. Patients find the discomfort from the procedures are minimal and some even fall asleep during the procedure. The procedures allow for zero downtime and…

Are laser fibers ever re-used?

No, we never re-use laser fibers or any procedure component.

Do I need to wear compression stockings?

Yes, you will need to wear compression stockings for up to two weeks after treatment to ensure complete closure of the vein. We sell many styles and colors of compression…

Does my insurance cover treatment for varicose veins?

Yes, the treatment for varicose veins is considered medically necessary by insurance companies. Our insurance specialists will process all claims and will follow-up with your insurance company as necessary. After…

Our Expertise

Steven Tidwell, M.D. founded Medicus Vein Care to offer the best diagnosis, care and treatment for spider and varicose veins.

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The Medicus Experience

Our vision is to give each patient the highest quality of vein care while providing a tailored experience; we believe these two traits define our practice.

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