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Is It Safe to Travel with Painful Varicose Veins?

Long-distance travel and varicose veins are two major risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or the formation of dangerous blood clots. Find out how varicose veins and DVT are related, and learn how you can protect yourself when traveling.

Sep 2nd, 2022
VVC is an IAC Accredited VEIN CENTER

IAC accreditation is the "seal of approval" patients can count on! VVC has demonstrated a commitment to quality patient care in the field of venous treatment and management.

Aug 15th, 2022
Itchy Skin from Vein Disease: What You Need to Know

Varicose veins aren’t the only consequence of chronic venous insufficiency, or poor circulation in the lower legs. Learn how this common form of vein disease can lead to swelling and skin changes, and find out why early treatment is so important.

Aug 3rd, 2022
8 Things That Can Trigger DVT

As the third most common vascular disease after heart attack and stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Learn which factors can increase your risk of developing this dangerous and often silent disorder.

Jun 2nd, 2022
What Your Itching Skin May Mean

Struggling with itching skin? If creams and lotions haven’t helped abate the itch, the issue may lie deeper than skin. This might be a vein problem. Read on to see what it could be and how to fix it.

Apr 27th, 2022
Pregnancy and Deep Vein Thrombosis: What You Need to Know

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation, so don’t let the fear of deep vein thrombosis overtake your excitement. You should know, though, that your risk for deep vein thrombosis increases during pregnancy. Learn more here.

Mar 7th, 2022
Can Vein Problems Cause Itchiness?

Are you worried about itchiness around your veins? This could be because of underlying vein disease problems. Find out which ones and how to receive treatment by reading here.

Jan 18th, 2022
Welcome 2022 - VVC Continues to be Safe & Open

As we progress into 2022, Vascular Vein Centers continues our commitment to healthy legs for a healthy life and we will serve our patients while exceeding CDC COVID-19 safety standards.

Jan 10th, 2022
The Importance of Wearing Compression Socks While Traveling

As the holidays approach, you may find yourself making travel plans. Whether you’re flying, driving, or taking a train, traveling can increase your risk of developing vein problems, swelling, and leg clots. Compression socks can help.

Dec 10th, 2021
Understanding the Risk Factors for Vein Disease

If you’ve noticed spider veins or varicose veins, you may be concerned. Are you worried about your vein health or want to know how to prevent vein disease? Find some of the risk factors here.

Nov 10th, 2021
What Causes Spider Veins

Suffering with spider veins in your legs? They can be unsightly and cause you to cover your legs when you’re out in public or on the beach. Find out how to get help or what might be the possible causes of spider veins.

Oct 10th, 2021
Try These Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Vein Health

Feeling uncomfortable because of poor vein health? Though treatments can help, lifestyle changes may improve or even reduce some of your symptoms. Find out about how to improve your vein health with these simple lifestyle changes.

Sep 1st, 2021
Signs and Symptoms of Edema

Suffering from painful swelling in your legs or extremities? Edema is a common reason for swelling throughout your body, but can have many underlying causes. Here is more information on what edema is and how it can be treated.

Aug 1st, 2021
Does Sclerotherapy Hurt?

One of the first questions asked when it comes to any medical procedure is, “Does it hurt?” The curiosity is no different when it comes to sclerotherapy, a popular treatment for damaged veins. Read on to have this question, and more, answered.

Jul 8th, 2021
The Link Between Pregnancy and DVT

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but there can be significant challenges and risks for the future mother. Aside from swelling, especially later in the pregnancy, there is an increased risk of blood clots (DVT) during the pregnancy and post-delivery.

Jul 1st, 2021
How Smoking Can Damage Your Veins

Smoking cigarettes affects almost every organ in your body. You’re likely familiar with how smoking affects your lungs, but did you know your veins are at risk as well? Read on to learn about how smoking can damage your veins.

Jun 29th, 2021
Banish Those Bothersome Varicose Veins Before Summer

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to hit the beach. If varicose veins are making you self-conscious about your legs or causing you pain, find out how you can banish them just in time for swimsuit season.

Apr 18th, 2021
Welcome 2021!!

For over 19 years, we continue to serve our wonderful patients who trust us to help regain and maintain their leg health, and our colleagues in health care who trust us to continue to take care of their patients in a safe environment.

Jan 6th, 2021
Healthy Legs Tips While Working from Home

Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and as such will remain open to service our patients. We want to make sure you maintain your leg health at home.

Dec 8th, 2020
Thank you Veterans

It is time to honor our veterans – the protectors of liberty and our ability to exercise freedom of choice and speech.

Nov 10th, 2020
VVC Kissimmee is MOVING (not far away)

VVC Kissimmee is relocating the clinic. You asked for it & we heard you! New location is in the new Renaissance Building II on the corner of E. Osceola Pkwy & S. Orange Ave

Oct 19th, 2020
What Kind of Results Can I Get with Sclerotherapy?

Getting rid of spider veins and varicose veins has never been easier. Sclerotherapy is the leading treatment for unsightly veins. Read on to learn more about what to expect from this innovative treatment.

Jul 1st, 2022
When Should I See a Doctor About Leg Swelling?

There are many medications and medical conditions that can cause swelling in your legs, ankles, and/or feet. Sometimes it passes on its own, but in other cases, the swelling is a sign of a more significant condition that needs to be assessed.

Aug 17th, 2020
We Are Your Home For Vein Health

Your leg health is vital to our expert vein specialists. We understand you have numerous vein treatment options, but you would be wise to turn to Vascular Vein Centers as Your Home for Vein Health.

May 21st, 2020
Did You Know Covid-19 Affects The Entire Body?

Coronavirus COVID-19 (coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)) is usually manifested as an acute respiratory syndrome. The damage can extend beyond the lungs, hijacking the body from head to toe and wreaking havoc on many organs.

May 17th, 2020
We Are Open & Safe- Refer A Friend

Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and is open to serve our patients in a safe environment. We encourage all of our patients to share your experience with your family and friends.

May 11th, 2020
Could Covid-19 Cause A Stroke?

Vascular Vein Centers is an essential medical practice and continues to remain open to serve our patients. We encourage our patients to follow CDC guidelines and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Apr 30th, 2020
Wear a Face Covering When in Public

Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and as such continues to remain open to serve our patients. We now encourage all of our patients to follow CDC guidelines with regard to face coverings.

Apr 27th, 2020
Healthy Home Exercises for Your Legs

Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and as such continues to remain open to serve our patients. We want to do all we can to ensure you are able to maintain healthy legs at home.

Apr 21st, 2020
Healthy Legs At Home TIP: Exercise Daily

Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and as such will remain open to service our patients. We want to make sure you maintain your leg health at home.

Apr 16th, 2020
Managing Stress While Seeking Medical Care

Each of us have daily tasks that must be completed; responsibilities outside of our control. These responsibilities combined with keeping you and your family safe during times of uncertainty is very stressful.

Apr 14th, 2020
We Are Essential & Remain Open for You

The recent order given by Governor DeSantis confirms that Vascular Vein Centers is a medically-essential business. Therefore, we remain open to serve you, our valued patients

Apr 10th, 2020
We Are Open & Safe- Covid-19 Symptom Checker

What does being sick with COVID-19 look like compared with a cold or the flu? Compare symptoms of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to Cold/Upper Respiratory Infection, Allergies/Hay Fever and Influenza in this chart.

Mar 31st, 2020
Covid-19 Update: We Will Remain Open & Safe

Vascular Vein Centers is not affiliated with a hospital nor is it an ambulatory surgical center. As such we will remain open and will be available for your appointment.

Mar 19th, 2020
DVT: The Silent Killer

March is National Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month. DVT results from a blood clot in a deep vein, causing the dangerous obstruction of blood flow.

Mar 4th, 2020
New Year's Letter from Dr. Martin

Vascular Vein Centers, continues to be inspired by our wonderful patients, the trust they have in us to help them regain and maintain leg health, and by our colleagues in health care who trust us to take care of their patients...

Jan 10th, 2020
Go Deeper: Skin Changes and Vein Disease

Skin discoloration and texture changes are common signs of more advanced vein disease. These skin changes are also often confused with other dermatological conditions and may go misdiagnosed for years due to a lack of awareness among doctors.

Aug 12th, 2019
Men Have Vein Disease Too

Men are generally slow to recognize vein disease and signs of its progression. Even when dealing with symptoms such as itchy, achy legs, they tend to be in a state of denial.

Jun 13th, 2019
Women's Leg Health Tips

Women face unique leg health problems even though there is no significant distinction between men and women from an arterial and orthopedic perspective. Vein problems are much more common in women, and the reasons are clear.

May 23rd, 2019
March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month

Did you know that DVT affects about 600,000 people a year, and is the leading cause of preventable hospital deaths in the United States, the leading cause of maternal death in the United States ...

Mar 9th, 2019
Not All Compression Socks are The Same

Patients at Vascular Vein Centers are strongly encouraged to wear medical grade graduated compression stockings before and after treatment; they are the gold standard for management of symptoms and the physical signs venous of disease.

Feb 12th, 2019
"Be Weary of Miracle Cures for Varicose Veins"

In searching for cures or help with varicose and spider veins, one must beware of the quick fix or "miracle cure". Unfortunately, in America, there is a preoccupation for an easy solution, from losing weight to fitness and health.

Dec 14th, 2018
Skin Discoloration Changes and Vein Disease

Don't let these common skin changes be confused with other dermatological conditions. See what types of discoloration and skin texture changes are commonly misdiagnosed when they are likely signs of vein disease.

Sep 11th, 2018
Compression Stockings for Athletes

Until recently compression stockings were used for people suffering from varicose veins and the skin conditions they cause. Often they were worn begrudgingly because of the difficulty getting them on and the perception that they were hot.

Mar 1st, 2018
10 Tips for Healthy Legs During the Winter Holidays

With all the travel, shopping and cooking of the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the extra physical stress you’ll be under. You can expect to spend many extra hours on your feet, and it’s your legs that will take the brunt of this extra standing.

Dec 1st, 2017
Swimming, the Perfect Exercise for Leg Health

Did you know that being in water is the only place that gravity doesn’t affect your leg veins, other than outer space or standing on your head? This is a good reason to get wet, especially at the end of the day!

Jul 28th, 2017
Summer Heat and Its Effect on Veins

Did you know that over 24 million Americans suffer from vein issues and summer heat makes these worse? See Dr. Martin’s tips to beat the heat this summer. Protect your vein health and avoid swelling and discomfort that summer heat can cause.

Jun 22nd, 2017
How Your Heart Health Impacts Your Leg Veins

Vein issues do not affect your heart health, but it’s important to recognize that a heart condition may make vein problems worse. If you suffer from a heart problem, you need to find out why your leg veins may be at risk for getting much worse.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Unsightly Veins can lead to Unhealthy Legs

Many suffer from unsightly spider veins and varicose veins. Vein disease symptoms can range from mild discomfort to pain, but they all have one thing in common: ignoring them allows the problem to progress.

Apr 16th, 2016
See How Your Age Impacts Your Vein Health

Not surprisingly, your age plays a big role in your vein health. Vein damage is cumulative, so the longer we live, the more strain our veins have endured. By the time we reach an advanced age, our legs have undergone many years of stress.

Oct 29th, 2015
Pool Therapy Helps Vein Issues

Water is the only place that gravity does not affect veins. Gravity’s long-term impact on our bodies is the main reason vein disease develops. Veins are responsible for returning blood back to the heart.

Aug 14th, 2015
Medical Mission Donations Update

Dr. Hart and the rest of the VVC Medical Mission team are preparing for the third annual trip to deliver vein care in the Dominican Republic, but they need your help.

May 8th, 2015
Unsightly Veins May Indicate Unhealthy Legs

Many women suffer from unsightly spider veins and varicose veins. Not only are these veins an eyesore, they can also cause irritation and pain. Fortunately, with today’s modern treatments, you no longer have to undergo painful surgeries or ...

Apr 1st, 2015
New Vein Removal Treats with No Scarring and Short Recovery

Patients often come to us knowing they have problems with their veins, but they are worried about the process of “vein removal.” This fear may come from a loved one’s past experiences or personally from a “ligation and stripping” procedure ...

Feb 25th, 2015
Who Should I Let Take Care of My Vein Problems?

This is a very important question and will affect your leg health for years. The treatment of venous insufficiency is a medical problem, not a cosmetic one. If you need surgery, you want an experienced surgeon with proper training from ...

Nov 15th, 2014
Must-See Details before Undergoing Spider Vein Removal

What Are Spider Veins? Spider veins are the small red or purple vessels which may develop on the surface of the skin and are commonly found on the face or legs. As you can imagine, the presence of these vessels can be very distressing.

Oct 23rd, 2014
Identifying and Treating Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a poorly understood condition that can have multiple causes. While often described as a “neurological disorder" characterized by an irresistible urge to move one’s body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations ...

Oct 9th, 2014
See When to Seek Vein Treatment for CVI

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is one of the most common problems we see as vascular surgeons. Venous insufficiency, which affects over half of the population, greatly impacts your quality of life and overall leg health ...

Aug 16th, 2014
VVC’s 3 Biggest Winner Health Competition Champions

Our team at VVC is proud to announce the three winners of our very first employee wellness program, The Biggest Winner! 33 contestants participated, and the following three ladies led the pack in their individual achievement categories:

Aug 6th, 2014
Simplify Compression Therapy With Doff N’ Donner

Compression therapy offers a powerful tool to improve your vein health, but how many times have you struggled to put on these tight garments? Particularly if you have reduced flexibility or pain, properly putting these fitted socks and ...

Jun 17th, 2014
Exposing a Dirty Health Secret about Men this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost here, so there’s no better time to reveal a dirty health secret about men: They tend to have less awareness of their physical health! Unlike women, men tend to overlook problems even if they’re struggling with uncomfortable symptoms.

Jun 3rd, 2014
Shoe Review Roundup: 9 Styles to Make or Break Leg Health

Here’s a variety of shoe fashions and styles to fit any occasion. But just because they’re a stylish fit doesn’t mean they’re fitting for your leg health. Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly of our 9 most recent shoes reviewed!

May 9th, 2014
Shoe Review Saturday March Roundup: Meet Your Match

When you’re deciding which shoe to wear for the day, you should look less at matching it with the outfit and more at matching it with the outing. The right shoe can support your leg health all day, keeping you comfortable and happy!

Mar 14th, 2014
Love Your Legs with Our Last 3 Tips

Here are our three final tips on how to show your legs some love! And remember, Tip #1 was: Don’t Assume Spider Veins are Only Cosmetic – Those cosmetic blemishes can indicate an underlying vein problem!

Mar 4th, 2014
The Message Behind Our New Logo

Vascular Vein Centers celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2011. Although Dr. Sam Martin has been in practice for 30 years, it was 10 years ago that he started the first practice dedicated to the treatment of vein problems.

May 26th, 2013
Join Us for Patient Appreciation Day

We’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary this June! What an exciting decade—and we’re looking forward to the many more exciting years to come. We know we owe our success to our loyal patients, friends and family ...

May 26th, 2013
The ABC’s for Women’s Leg Health

Women face unique leg health problems even though there is no distinction between men and women from an arterial and orthopedic perspective. Vein problems are much more common in women, and the reasons are clear.

May 1st, 2013
Coalition Declares March as DVT month

March is DVT awareness month!... The National Coalition to prevent DVT and raise awareness of this serious medical condition has declared march as DVT awareness month in memory of NBC News correspondent who died from complications of ...

Feb 23rd, 2013
DVT...Prevention is Key!

When it comes to DVT...prevention is key! Although DVT (deep vein thrombosis or blood clot) can occur with little or no warning, your risk can be reduced by taking the appropriate preventative care...

Feb 22nd, 2013