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    External Bleeding from small calf veins can be sign of underlying problem

    Have seen back to back patients this morning with severe venous insufficiency involving the left great saphenous vein.  Both patients had history of multiple episodes of significant external hemorrhage.  Neither had external signs of varicose veins but both had what appeared to be large spider veins (called telangiectasias) in the pretibial region (front of the lower leg).  Bleeding is a more frequent presentation of venous insufficiency than is commonly thought.  If you have veins that have bled externally or look like they are ready to bleed, seek us out.  Let us perform a thorough venous insufficiency evaluation.

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    December 12, 2016
    Dr. Joseph Magnant

    About Dr. Joseph Magnant

    After 14 years practicing Vascular Surgery in Georgia as part of a large multispecialty group, I moved to Fort Myers in 2006 with the specific intention to limit the scope of my practice to Venous disease evaluation and treatment. My fellowship training and board certification in Vascular surgery enables me to offer patients a comprehensive and balanced approach to their venous disease management. We have the good fortune of having one of the most experienced Registered Vascular Technologists, JT Jarrard, on our staff. Since the introduction of endovenous ablation techniques (LASER and Radiofrequency based systems) in 2000, we have been able to offer patients of all ages and medical conditions, solutions to their venous insufficiency related problems with outpatient, minimally invasive treatments performed under the strictest of sterile techniques, in a spa like facility under local anesthesia.

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