Beautiful Healthy Pain Free Legs CAN be YOURS with The West Florida Vein Center

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west florida vein center dr mark zuzgaIn life we seem to notice the most what we don’t have. If you have been living with spider or varicose veins you tend to notice those who have legs with beautiful clear healthy-looking legs. It can become an unhealthy focal point. Wishing, wanting, envy, and even self-doubt can come into play. Vein problems can not only hurt physically, they can also damage your self-esteem.

The area of vein treatment is one of those things that isn’t ever thought about until you need it. No one dives in and starts researching treatments just for fun and we know that. The beauty of the internet and freedom of information is the self-help arena. Its why we blog at all!  One of our goals is to get the information out there to readers just like you who could greatly benefit from our knowledge and skill.

More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins and the more serious form of venous disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency, yet only 1.9 million seek treatment each year. If the disease is left untreated, varicose veins can progress to become CVI with symptoms that worsen over time. Fortunately, diagnosing and treating this disease early can halt its progression.

Vein treatment has made amazing strides in recent years.

Sclerotherapy – Sclerotherapy involves the injection, via a very fine needle, of a solution into small to medium varicose veins and spider veins. The solution causes the veins to shrink, close off and gradually disappear. A session usually lasts approximately 15 minutes. There are few reported allergic reactions to the solution used. Depending on the number of veins, multiple sessions may be required, which will be decided after the initial consultation and evaluation.   Sclerotherapy is sometime used alone but in the instance of very small spider veins laser treatment is also used.

Microphlebectomy / Phlebectomy – Varicose veins are micro-surgically removed through tiny punctures about the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen.  The word “phlebectomy” literally means removing the vein. The day of the procedure, the doctor or nurse will mark your leg where the veins bulge out. Then, a special local anesthetic (numbing medication) called “tumescent” is injected into the area surrounding your vein. The doctor will make tiny incisions or “stabs” of about 2-3mm – the size of a ball-point pen tip – and use a crochet-type hook to “grab” the vein and remove it. This interrupts the vein, causes any remaining portions of the vein to “clot off”, and gets rid of those unsightly bulgy areas!


Endovenous Ablation – This revolutionary new treatment for large varicose veins was pioneered at Cornell University in New York. Originally performed in Spain, the EndoVenous Laser Ablation is performed in the office, takes less than an hour and accomplishes the same thing as a major surgical vein stripping. Using ultrasound guidance and local anesthesia, a thin laser fiber in a catheter is threaded up the vein. As the catheter is slowly withdrawn, the laser shrinks and seals the large vein that causes varicose veins in most patients. There is little or no visible scarring. In those patients who are candidates for the procedure, it is 97% successful.


Venefit Procedure – We proudly offer the Venefit™ procedure, formerly known as the VNUS Closure™ procedure, for the treatment of varicose veins and CVI. The Venefit™ procedure is a minimally invasive segmental ablation treatment that utilizes radiofrequency (RF) energy to provide an even and uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood will re-route itself to other healthy veins.


Ready to get your healthy pain free legs back? Great – We are ready to help. 727-712-3233. Let Dr. Mark Zuzga, D.O. set up the best treatment plan for you.




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No one needs to suffer from untreated varicose vein disease anymore. In addition, with today's favorable insurance coverage, the procedures are even more accessible. If you have a vein problem, you need Dr. Zuzga and West Florida Vein Center!


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