Varicose Veins Specialist

Varicose veins affect almost a quarter of all Americans, with women twice as likely to suffer as men. Richard P. Jacoby, DPM, and Dr. Scott Just offer expert advice on the variety of treatments available for this common condition. Their team at Extremity Health Center in Scottsdale and Peoria, Arizona, includes a vascular technician and a vascular surgeon, to provide highly specialized and minimally invasive procedures. Call or schedule your appointment online today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels, appearing close to the surface of your skin in legs and feet. They’re usually a more intense purple or red than regular veins and may be painful. They can be surrounded by patches of broken capillaries (spider veins) making them easy to spot.

Varicose veins can affect blood circulation within your legs leading to swollen ankles, aching limbs, and itchy skin.

What causes varicose veins?

Blood flow to your heart is guided through your veins by a system of muscles and valves that open to let blood through, then close to stop it flowing back. When the valves don’t work properly, your veins become enlarged and overfill with blood. This is more likely to happen in blood vessels close to the skin because they don’t have the support of as many muscles to keep blood flowing.

Who is at risk for varicose veins?

Varicose veins can be a genetic trait, with members of some families more likely to develop them than others, and women are more often affected than men. Anything that puts pressure on your legs or stomach area can lead to varicose veins. Extra weight carried during pregnancy is a major cause, as is standing for long periods of time. Obesity and diabetes affect your circulation, while menopause and age mean thinner blood vessels, both leading to varicose veins.

How are varicose veins treated?

Some people need only simple, non-invasive therapies to reduce the unsightly bulges and improve the look of their legs, while others need surgical intervention to reduce blood pooling and prevent further complications.This usually involves removing or closing the swollen vein.

At Extremity Health Center we offer Venefit™ and ClosureFast™ treatments, which use radiofrequency (RF) energy to close damaged veins and re-route blood back to the heart via healthy vessels. This precise and effective technology minimizes scarring and discomfort.

Dr. Jacoby and Dr. Just perform initial evaluations of your varicose veins to help you choose the best course of treatment. Extremity Health Center’s team includes a registered vascular technician who performs ultrasound scans and a vascular surgeon who holds monthly sessions for varicose vein procedures.  

If you’re in the Scottsdale and Peoria, Arizona area, call or book your appointment online at Extremity Health Center today.


Extremity Health Center accepts the following insurances. Please contact the office for further information.

Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Medicare B
United Healthcare

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