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Overview

Vein Specialists’ providers consider venous disease as consisting of 3 separate but related categories: venous insufficiency (VI), venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) and iliac venous compression syndrome (IVCS). The veins below the groin are referred to as the inflow veins delivering blood from the legs back to the pelvis. The outflow veins are the external iliac veins, internal iliac veins, common iliac veins and the inferior vena cava, all of which receive the blood from the legs (inflow veins) and direct the blood back to the heart. Venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease consists of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). A pulmonary embolism results from a piece of a DVT breaking loose and traveling to the lungs. This can be fatal when it occurs. Risk factors for VTE are many but venous insufficiency and iliac vein compression syndrome are two important ones on that list. Thus, when considering the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with venous insufficiency and iliac vein compression/obstruction, it is important the weigh the risk each poses in terms of increasing the risk of VTE if left untreated.

Anatomically, the deep system of veins is located in the muscular compartments of the legs and communicates with the superficial system of veins (saphenous veins) which are located under the skin within the fatty tissue. There is a network of communicating or perforating veins which act as bridges between the two systems. The normal direction of blood flow is from superficial to the deep system, from the feet upwards toward the abdomen and heart. When the one way gates (or valves) fail to close tightly, pressure increases in the veins of the legs resulting in many of the signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency. Although spider and varicose veins are the most common presenting signs of venous disease, there are a myriad of other signs and symptoms of venous disease which justify a thorough venous evaluation. Most patients who present with anything more than small spider veins in the thighs will undergo ultrasound evaluation of their lower extremity venous system as part of their comprehensive venous workup. A conservative trial of therapy is part of every patient’s journey, although the level of compression in commercially available stockings is not sufficient enough to halt the progression of venous insufficiency. Thus, although compression therapy is required prior to definitive therapy, it is not a realistic long term treatment strategy for patients with symptomatic significant venous insufficiency or iliac vein compression/obstructive disease.

Diagnosis

The ultrasound evaluation will ensure that any underlying vein problems are identified and, if needed, corrected before treatment of the external signs of venous disease such as varicose veins is initiated. For example, rather than rushing to inject extensive calf spider veins in a patient with significant calf edema and spider veins, an ultrasound of the affected extremity might be a good first step. Similarly, prior to removing bulging veins in the thigh or calf, it is important to first identify the specific culprit underlying leaking vein and seal it, thus reducing the chance that additional varicose veins may develop in the future. Patient education, thorough evaluation, and superior execution of a variety of minimally invasive modern procedures are the cornerstones of Vein Specialists’ practice foundation.

Our Patients

The majority of new patients seen at Vein Specialists have been referred from primary care physicians, medical or surgical specialists, or other Vein Specialists patients. Both genders are affected and our patients range from age 15 to age 95. Our focus is on medical venous disease of all presentations. We treat spider and varicose veins, as well as the myriad of other signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency, which is the correct name for the underlying disease. In addition to lower extremity venous insufficiency treatments, we are excited to offer our patients the latest evaluation and treatment modalities for patients with suspected Iliac vein occlusive disease and pelvic congestive syndrome. Intravascular ultrasound enables us to examine the pelvic veins from the inside of the vessels and allows us to more precisely size and place venous stents in appropriate patients.

Severe Signs

Venous insufficiency may also manifest itself as leg swelling, skin discoloration, and eventual scarring of the skin and fat to the underlying muscle (stasis dermatitis or lipodermatosclerosis). Lipodermatosclerosis is a significant risk factor in the development of recurrent skin infections and eventual venous ulcerations. Venous ulcers are typically the result of incidental skin trauma which has difficulty healing because of the unhealthy nature of the skin and extra fluid in the tissues which impairs the delivery of oxygen to the wounds. Small tears and simple wounds may fester for months and gradually grow larger. Early evaluation of the venous system is important in establishing the underlying cause of these wounds and in expediting the most effective treatment plan.

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Patient Testimonials

  • Anonomyous

    I had awesome results from my procedures! Everyone from the doctor to the receptionist was pleasant and very exceptional at their jobs!

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  • PatientPatient

    Excellent customer service very professional when you go into the office you feel like family immediately. Very kind very responsive to your questions or needs. I feel the whole staff makes you feel welcome and always have a smile on their face.

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  • Patient

    Very caring and kind staff. I felt completely comfortable during my office visits and vein procedure. I also thank the kind and caring way Dr. Magnant took care of me. Finally, I am appreciate Dr. Magnant for taking the time to explain and allow me to see the procedure. I am completely satisfied with my excellent care.

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  • Carissa RCarissa R

    I love this place and it's doctors! They are kind, patient, knowledgeable and informative of everything. I'm glad I chose Vein Specialists for my varicose vein issues!

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  • Karen CKaren C

    Dr Magnant and his Staff are the greatest professionals in a Medical office...the take time with you..make sure all your questions are answered...Dr Magnant makes your procedure go so smooth and pain free...

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  • Marnie C.Marnie C.

    I've had 2 procedures done(1 per leg), including an extensive pre-op testing, post-op follow-up & testing, & the BEST TREATMENT I'VE EVER RECEIVED! Dr... Read More

  • Pat D.Pat D.

    I was so impressed with Nurse Practitioner, April Stowers, that I wanted to share
    my experience when I went in as a patient at Vein Specialists.

    She is so... Read More

  • Melanie C.Melanie C.

    Dr Magnant and his team at vein specialists are top notch! The office is super clean and beautifully designed. They go out of their way to make you... Read More

  • Darlene RuppertDarlene Ruppert

    Thank you Dr. Magnant for your amazing work. I had 3 types of vein treatments in both my legs this month. It's a fabulous feeling & seeing the results of having no more pain & swelling. My only regret is that I didn't find you 8 years ago when I started having problems. Best part of it, was your surgical table side manner. Thank you for making me laugh!

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  • Denisse GalvanDenisse Galvan

    I went to see Dr. Magnant for a varicose vein I didn’t like. Sometimes I had restless legs & swelling. Being in my 30’s I never thought that what I thought was a superficial problem could have lead to more serious problems later in life and other problems I was having already were all related to my veins. Dr. Magnant makes you feel so comfortable and is really good at distracting you while doing the procedure that’s it feels so quick and painless. I have already recommended ppl go see him because why should anyone wait till the problem is severe. If you have thought about it go see him he’s the best:))

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  • C ReynoldsC Reynolds

    I experienced pelvic pain for over a year. Multiple doctors, MRI, CT Scans, Xrays, Physical Therapy, Pain Management Injections.....with NO relief. All tried to treat the pain & no one could tell me what was causing the pain. Then I found Vein Specialists........after my initial appointment not only did they diagnose the pain (May Thurner Syndrome) but they had a plan of action to eliminate it. I had many questions & concerns.......all were addressed and I proceeded with the IVUS treatment. I was awake (by choice) during the procedure. Not only was I fascinated with the technology, but I got to witness first hand how amazing Dr. Magnant & his staff were!! I had a post-op concern & Dr. Magnant himself called me on a weekend to address it. I also had issues with my insurance/prescription companies and his wonderful staff solved those (annoying!) issues. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! My new "normal" is PAIN FREE!!!! I highly recommend Vein Specialists!!!!!!

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  • P CooleyP Cooley

    Couldn't be happier I chose Dr. Magnant for my procedure. Both Dr. and staff put you at ease before, during and after the surgery. He specializes and only performs vascular surgery, which is the reason I chose Vein Specialists. Anyone considering varicose vein treatment should seek treatment by Dr. Joseph Magnant!

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  • Deb OverbyDeb Overby

    I sought help primarily for leg pain at the front of my shins. Testing indicated valve leakage in veins in both legs and a bilateral procedure was recommended. A few hours after the right vein procedure was performed I had total relief from the pain. There was minimal discomfort during and afterward. Dr. Magnant and his staff are very knowledgeable and caring. Everything was explained thoroughly from the initial examination, through the procedures, and after the post procedure ultra sounds. Unquestionably the doctor to see for vein problems.

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  • William EpranianWilliam Epranian

    I just had my follow-up ultrasound done on my left leg today. I had the right leg done on Monday of last week. Glad to report no clots in either leg. Clotting is the complication they seemed most concerned about.
    If any of my friends are dealing with the pain and discomfort of varicose veins or just tired of the ugly appearance of bulging veins in your legs. I can highly recommend Dr Magnant and his extremely professional staff.
    I have had visible veins in my right leg since a knee injury when I was a teenager. Over the years it had grown to affect both legs. Likely from always being on my feet for work, and especially because I often had employment that involved a lot of crouching/squatting down. Sometimes until my lower legs fell asleep. I fortunately have always been an active person outside of work and regular exercise kept the pain at bay for many years. But I'm no spring chicken anymore.
    A little over two years ago, my assignment changed at work and I now spend more time at my desk . Within a few months the pain at the end of the day really began bothering me (and I have a very high pain tolerance).
    This was the third specialist I had been to locally in the last two years. I don't want to name the others, however I will say that they all seemed to be rather disorganized for a medical facility, or the staff seemed to be overwhelmed and the diagnostic procedures (ultrasound particularly) done before the actual surgery were not even comparable to the level of care I received from every member of the staff here.
    I am also very fortunate and blessed to have excellent insurance that covered the procedure 100% since my deductible was already met for the year.

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  • Karen Kaye CorirossiKaren Kaye Corirossi

    Dr Magnet and his Staff are the greatest professionals in a Medical office...the take time with you..make sure all your questions are answered...Dr Magnet makes your procedure go so smooth and pain free...

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Why choose Vein Specialists?

Vein Specialists’ state-of-the-art facility is designed to ensure the highest quality of care and best clinical experience possible for patients. Dr. Magnant has embraced three key concepts to build a successful practice: ability, affability, and availability.

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  • We are the only IAC Accredited Vein Centers in Southwest Florida.
  • Dr. Joseph Magnant is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon.
  • We have IAC Accredited Vascular Labs with full-time Registered Vascular Sonographers.
  • We are a Medtronic Center of Excellence for physician training.
  • We offer the latest technology in vein treatments including: ClosureFAST, LASER, VenaSeal, Varithena, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), and Iliac Vein Stenting.

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