Soffer Health Institute
Cardiologists, Telemedicine, & Primary Care located in Hollywood, Weston & North Miami, FL
To reduce your risk for long-term vascular health complications, Ariel Soffer, MD, FACC, and the team at Soffer Health Institute offer comprehensive vein evaluations. The offices in Hollywood and Weston, Florida, are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic technologies to quickly identify blood clots, blockages, and other vascular issues. They also offer convenient telemedicine consultations when you can’t make it to the office right away. With early detection, you can receive the treatment you need to protect your vascular health. Schedule a vein evaluation at the office nearest you by phone or through the online booking feature.
Vein Evaluations Q & A
Why would I need a vein evaluation?
For you to maintain good overall health, your vascular system needs to function optimally. This system contains your arteries, veins, and capillaries, which are responsible for moving blood to and from your heart.
If you have a personal or family history of certain vascular conditions, or you develop unexplained symptoms that may indicate a vascular disease, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation.
Symptoms of a vascular problem that require an evaluation include leg pain and swollen legs. You may also need an evaluation if you already have vascular conditions such as heart disease, varicose veins, or high blood pressure.
If you have restless legs syndrome, a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs to relieve uncomfortable sensations, you also benefit from a diagnostic vein evaluation.
What can I expect during a vein evaluation?
During your initial vein evaluation, your Soffer Health Institute provider spends time reviewing your personal and family medical history. The information you provide about your history can provide insight into your risk factors for certain vascular diseases.
Your Soffer Health Institute physician also physically examines your body and your legs, looking for signs of swelling, discoloration, or areas of pain. They also evaluate the severity of existing spider veins or varicose veins.
If you need further diagnostic testing, your provider may recommend an ultrasound. The technology allows your cardiologist at Soffer Health Institute to get a close-up view of your blood vessels to assess damage and identify blockages or blood clots.
You can also receive a venogram, which is a diagnostic X-ray to confirm valve problems in a problematic vein. Your provider injects a contrast material into a vein and follows its movement to locate blockages.
What happens if a vein evaluation reveals an underlying condition?
If your provider detects an underlying vascular problem or health condition, they may request more diagnostic testing. Especially if your first consultation is via telemedicine, they may then ask you to come in for an in-person appointment. Based on the results of your tests, your physician customizes a care plan that focuses on treating the condition in the earliest stages. The team offers the latest treatments for circulatory and vascular problems, including nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures.
With proper treatment and ongoing monitoring, the team at Soffer Health Institute can reduce your risk factors for permanent vascular damage and long-term health complications.
If you have new symptoms or a history of vascular problems, don’t delay scheduling a vein evaluation. You can contact the Soffer Health Institute office nearest you by phone or through the online booking feature. Please note that during the coronavirus crisis, most televisits are 100% insurance covered with no copays.