Surgical Specialists of Ocala offers Endovenous Ablation

Venous Disease: What You Need to Know

It is important to note that while there is no cure for chronic venous disease, there are treatments that can help slow its progression.  Surgical Specialists of Ocala offers endovenous ablation – a procedure which closes diseased varicose veins. Another treatment we offer for venous disease is called Phlebectomy, a painless surgical procedure that carefully […]

Venous Disease: What You Need to Know

Venous Disease: What You Need to Know

Damaged veins can cause a number of chronic conditions.  This is known as chronic venous disease.  Examples of conditions and/or problems associated with chronic venous disease include: Spider veins Varicose veins Ulcers on the lower extremities, particularly the legs Skin changes, swelling and pain in the legs Inflammation and/or deformity in the veins Venous disease […]

Venous Disease – The Problem is More than Just Cosmetic

Venous Disease – The Problem is More than Just Cosmetic

Most people seek treatment for venous disease primarily for cosmetic reasons.  However, left untreated, venous disease can lead to health issues including severe venous insufficiency, ulcers, sores, inflammation and even painful rashes.  Venous disease is the result of the veins becoming abnormal.  This can occur for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy and standing for […]

Varicose Veins – It’s More Than Just Cosmetic

Varicose Veins - It’s More Than Just Cosmetic

More often than not, patients seek treatment for varicose veins for cosmetic purposes.  However, there are some important medical reasons to treat them as well. Let’s take a look at some of the most common medical reasons to treat varicose veins: Pain – Varicose veins can cause pain in some people. This can be especially […]

Free Vein Screening and Lecture 11/12/16

Vein Screening

If you are suffering from varicose veins, edema/swelling, restless legs, leg pain, discoloration/pigmentation changes, ulcerations or other symptoms, please join us for a Free Vein Screening and lecture. November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1920 SW 20th Place, #100 Ocala, FL 34471 Lunch will be provided. (click or scan below to view this […]

We Are Now an IAC Accredited Vein Center

Surgical Specialists of Ocala is proud to announce that we are the only accredited Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vein Center in Central Florida and one of only six in the entire state.  What does this mean for you?  It means you and your family can take comfort in knowing that your vascular surgeon practices within […]

Angioplasty and Stenting Procedure

Angioplasty and stenting

In most cases, we will gain access to your vein through the groin.  Depending on your age and health, you will likely be treated as an outpatient and discharged the same day. Patients who undergo stenting often notice a decrease in swelling and discomfort in their lower extremities. They also find walking to be more […]

What is a Venogram and Why Might I Need a Stent?

What is a Venogram and Why Might I Need a Stent?

When we need to see exactly what is going on within your veins, we take what is called a venogram. This minor procedure involves injecting a harmless dye into your veins and taking an x-ray.  This allows us to see your veins more clearly and identify any blockages or damage.  If we find a blocked […]

Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins – What is the Difference?

Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins – What is the Difference?

Though both can be treated surgically, the symptoms and presentation of spider veins and varicose veins are very different. Let’s take a look at some key features of each. Spider Veins Spider veins get their name from their web-like appearance. They may become discolored and, when tightly clustered, spider veins can sometimes look like a […]

Understanding Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are tortuous, twisted, or elongated veins. This can be due to existing (inherited) valve dysfunction or decreased vein elasticity (primary venous reflux) or valve damage from prior thrombotic events (secondary venous reflux). The end result is pooling of blood in the veins, increased venous pressure and subsequent vein enlargement. As a result of […]

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