Varicose Vein Specialist - Medicus Vein Care

Varicose Veins

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Why Treat Varicose Veins?

YOUR LEGS CAN LOOK AND FEEL BETTER

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 backward and pools within the vein.

Our Vein Specialists Perform Their Own Ultrasounds

Covered by Most Health Insurance

Our Vein Specialists Are Board-Certified and Highly Specialized

WHEN SHOULD I SEEK TREATMENT?

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.

Treating your varicose veins at Medicus Vein Care has never been easier.

  • Free consultation
  • Customized treatment plan
  • Treatments performed in-office
  • No downtime
  • 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

ZERO SEDATION, ZERO DOWNTIME, ALL MINIMALLY INVASIVE

Venaseal

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

Endovenous Laser Treatment

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

Varithena

The Varithena treatment uses a foam medication to seal varicose veins using ultrasound techniques.

Before / After

Our treatment results.

Frequently asked Questions

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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 not perform their function, blood can flow backwards or reflux within the vein. They usually occur near the surface of the skin and appear as bulging veins with a purplish hue.

Varicose veins can develop through a combination of these faulty vein valves and weakened vein walls. Under a variety of circumstances, normally toned, elastic vein walls can become weak and allow the recirculating blood to flow backward in the vein causing the blood to pool and the vein to bulge.

1. Complimentary Consultation
The first step to treatment is offering you the opportunity to visit our office, and to meet the specialist who will be treating you. During the consultation, we will discuss your symptoms and determine if you have spider or varicose veins. Often times, most of our patients have a combination of both.

2. Ultrasound Diagnosis
If you have varicose veins, an ultrasound will be performed by your vein specialist. After the ultrasound, the best treatment options will be recommended to you for your unique case.

3. Vein Treatment
Treatment is scheduled following your ultrasound. Each of the varicose vein procedures are minimally invasive and allows for zero downtime. If you have health insurance, we will handle all of the insurance claims for you.

4. Follow-up Visits
You will see your vein specialist for a follow-up visit after your treatment for an ultrasound to ensure closure of the treated vein. When the vein has closed, those veins are gone for good.

Our specialists are specifically trained in ultrasound imaging, and these skills are combined to accurately diagnose and treat varicosities. Patients should be aware that since an ultrasound is required not only for the initial diagnosis of varicose veins, it is also an integral part of the procedures that eliminate them.

It is important to visit a vein specialist who relies on their own training and experience to accurately determine the underlying cause of symptoms, find the abnormal veins, and treat them with familiarity and expertise. An ultrasound technologist does not have this training, or skillset.

Symptoms include aching, throbbing, fatigue, itching, tingling and heaviness – all of which worsen as the day goes on. Sometimes, strange sensations such as water dripping or “bug crawling” can be felt as the varicose veins close to the skin can stimulate the nerves.

Mild swelling in the ankles and feet may also occur. Many people find that they need to sit down in the afternoon and elevate their legs to relieve symptoms.

People who have venous insufficiency can have symptoms even without visible varicose veins.

Using an ultrasound, the vein specialist maps out the veins in your leg to pinpoint the faulty vein that needs to be treated. To treat this faulty vein, a very small probe is inserted using an ultrasound to follow and guide it to the proper position. He will then remove the probe, sealing the vein using one of the various treatment methods available.

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, in turn, creates varicose veins.

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

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 after treatment! Each of the treatment modalities are minimally-invasive and do not require any sedation, only local anesthetic.

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 swelling and discomfort.

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 you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.

No, and in fact, we never re-use any disposable procedure component. Fresh and completely sterile components are used for every treatment we provide.

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 stockings to suit your lifestyle.

However, the VenaSeal glue procedure does not require the use of compression stockings.

Yes, the treatment for varicose veins is considered medically necessary by insurance companies. Our dedicated insurance team will process all claims and will follow up with your insurance company as necessary. After your consultation, we will advise you of any deductibles, copays or co-insurance amounts that you may owe. If you do not have health insurance, we offer a discounted cash rate.

We accept most major insurance companies including: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coventry, Medicare, Multiplan (BeechStreet, PHCS) and United Healthcare. If your insurance company is not listed, please call us. We may participate with your specific insurance plan.

Customer reviews

What our clients say about our services and products.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend this vein clinic. The staff is wonderful! Angel Mercado PA did an excellent job!

    Jan 05, 2023

    Cynthia Cooper
  • The staff of Medicus Vein Care were all very friendly, informative, and professional. They were flexible in rescheduling my procedures due to a hurricane affecting office hours. They were also Read more

    Dec 21, 2022

    David Nobles
  • Connie and Angel are awesome

    Dec 05, 2022

    Mary Sims
  • I had vericose veins removed from both legs. The specialist Mr. Mercado was extremely competent and provided information on the procedure as it was being performed. He assured that I Read more

    Dec 05, 2022

    Philip Healey
  • Great experience. Knowledgeable provider which made me feel comfortable. Quick at getting insurance authorization. I highly recommend this office. Treatment results were exceptional.

    Dec 03, 2022

    Brittany Zimmerman
  • Excellent experience! Staff are wonderful!

    Nov 23, 2022

    Doranne Garvin
  • Angel has been great and very detailed in explaining everything. The entire staff is very personable and caring. Would highly recommend!!!

    Nov 16, 2022

    Tracy D
  • Hands down the best customer service and bedside manners by staff I've had in years. I had some pain behind my knee, which I thought it was caused by spider Read more

    Nov 13, 2022

    Yenca
  • Everyone at Medicus is amazing! Always a wonderful experience even when being poked with needles to get my veins done

    Nov 08, 2022

    Elizabeth Flora
  • I had been to Medicus Vein Center a few times before.They did a stellar job with little pain.Judy D.

    Oct 20, 2022

    Judy Davis
  • Dr Angel Mercado and the staff are very professional, friendly, affectionate, they make you feel confident. I recommend Dr. Mercado and his staff 100%. Thank you

    Oct 18, 2022

    Alma Valle
  • Love this place! Staff is so nice and services are amazing! The office is very nice and relaxing.

    Sep 08, 2022

    Michelle Vassalotti
  • Went back after several years due to varicose vein’s problem and Doctor Mercado was so nice and professional asked me if I had any questions, he wanted to make sure Read more

    Sep 01, 2022

    Francesca Schintu
  • I just finished my first varicose vein treatment (EVLT) with Angel Mercado at Medicus. I can’t say enough about this team; Jessie made sure everything went smoothly and Angel was Read more

    Aug 30, 2022

    Marie Ford
  • Excellent!

    Aug 09, 2022

    Joan Nagel
  • Wonderful experience. In/out and super effective!!

    Jul 12, 2022

    Elizabeth Donn
  • Dr and staff wonderful.

    Jun 29, 2022

    Jeffrey Lipschitz
  • I had been treated in the past for spider veins. My memory of the treatment was not good, a lot of discomfort and pain. I was so relieved when I Read more

    Jun 01, 2022

    Donna Smith