Flower Mound spider and varicose veins doctor, Dr. Robert Handley, encourages Dallas-Ft. Forth residents to take a virtual tour of the Center on its website and see a vein specialist today. Flower Mound Vein Center, specializing in vein disease treatment in Texas, is proud to announce the complete renovation of our custom patient care facility. Their new state-of-the-art building features an interactive waiting room for patients and families, several patient rooms and procedure suites, all complete with advanced technology.\
If you suffer from varicose or spider veins, Dr. Handley recommends that you undergo a vein health exam. On your first visit, Dr. Handley will perform a thorough history and physical exam. This will most likely be followed by a painless diagnostic ultrasound vein screening to identify the extent and severity of your vein problems.
Most patients benefit from a combination of conservative and surgical treatment. Conservative measures include a customized exercise program, weight management, and certain lifestyle modifications. Dr. Handley also recommends the use of compression stockings.
If, for any reason, conservative treatment falls short of therapy goals, a number of minimally invasive treatment modalities are available to safely and effectively eliminate varicose and spider veins. Some of these procedures include: sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy and microphlebectomy. All of these procedures are performed by Dr. Handley himself, in the privacy and comfort of the Flower Mound Vein Center. None of these procedures require general anesthesia and patients are allowed to return home the same day. Most are able to return to work the following day.
What Flower Mound residents should know about vein disease
Vein disease is common. It affects over half of all Americans over the age of 50. Risk factors include: aging, heredity, obesity, the female gender, inactivity, and frequent periods of prolonged standing and/or sitting.
Veins are responsible for the return of blood from the extremities to the heart. They are assisted by the muscles and inner one-way valves, which normally open to permit blood to flow in the direction of the heart and prevent backward flow. When these valves malfunction due to age or disease, blood leaks backward into the leg veins causing them to bulge and collapse. These bulging veins are called varicose veins.
What should Flower Mound residents do about vein disease?
First, Dr. Handley urges residents to take a virtual tour of the Center and meet the staff. There, visitors can also be introduced to the advanced treatment modalities available at the Flower Mound Vein Center. Many of their questions will be answered on the “Frequently Asked Questions” page.
Dr. Handley is board certified by the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is recognized by the Society of Interventional Radiology to have a special competency in Interventional Stroke Therapy. He has extensive experience in image-guided minimally invasive procedures and specializes in venous procedures and in the treatment of venous insufficiency.
Dr. Handley urges the public to take charge of their vein health by calling (972) 410-5757 to schedule an appointment at the Center for a vein screening exam.