Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins services offered in Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton and Ellenton, FL

Varicose veins can be frustrating, often causing cosmetic concern or discomfort. Barry Weckesser, MD, Amy Kinter, NP, and the team at The Heart Institute of Venice in Venice, Florida, are experienced cardiologists who provide personalized care to address varicose veins and improve leg health. Call the office or request a consultation online today to learn about your options for varicose vein treatment.

Varicose Veins Q&A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that typically appear on the legs and feet. They often manifest as bulging blue or purple cords beneath the skin’s surface. While they can be purely cosmetic, varicose veins may also cause discomfort, pain, or other symptoms. Understanding the causes and available treatments is crucial for effective management.

What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins develop when the valves in the veins weaken or malfunction. Normally, these valves prevent blood from flowing backward, but when they fail, blood pools in the veins, causing them to swell and become varicose. Several factors can contribute to this condition, including genetics, pregnancy, obesity, prolonged standing or sitting, and age.

Can I get rid of my varicose veins?

Luckily, many treatments can help improve varicose veins. The Heart Institute of Venice offers a range of advanced procedures to address varicose veins and improve both comfort and appearance.

Compression Therapy

Compression stockings can help alleviate symptoms by improving circulation and reducing swelling.


This minimally invasive procedure involves injecting a solution into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and fade over time.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

EVLA uses laser energy to seal off varicose veins, rerouting blood flow to healthier veins.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Similar to EVLA, RFA uses heat energy to close off varicose veins, promoting improved blood circulation.


In this procedure, tiny incisions are made to remove varicose veins through small punctures in the skin, resulting in minimal scarring.

Surgical removal may be necessary in rare cases where varicose veins are severe or resistant to other treatments. The skilled cardiologists and vascular specialists at the practice can discuss your options and tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.

At The Heart Institute of Venice, the team prioritizes patient comfort and satisfaction. The experienced cardiologists and vascular specialists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment approach that addresses your unique concerns and goals. Whether you’re seeking relief from discomfort or seeking cosmetic improvement, they are here to support you every step of the way.

Don’t let varicose veins hold you back. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our comprehensive varicose veins treatment options and take the first step towards healthier, more beautiful legs.