Cano’s Vascular Center offers some of the finest medical and surgical solutions in the Southeast United States in the treatment of varicose veins and all diseases related to venous insufficiency—which is best described as a lack of circulation in your lower extremities. Cano’s Vascular Center is headed by Vascular Specialist, Dr. Marlow Hernandez, and supported by Sandra Delgado, cardiovascular ultrasonographer; Guillermo Cruz, cardiovascular ultrasonographer and administrator Linda Diaz.
Varicose veins are enlarged and often red or blue in color. It causes unsightly changes in the skin that form painful blood clots, which also diminish the natural beauty of your legs. It’s estimated that half the U.S. population has a venous disease. According to the society of interventional radiology, it is most prevalent in women who account for 55 percent, whereas men account for only 40-45 percent.
Venous disease can bring about serious health risks. Clots can affect blood flow and circulation causing serious and even dangerous conditions. Contact us immediately if you experience these symptoms: pain, swelling, cramps, itching, discoloration or excessive enlargement of your veins.
Cano Health Vascular Institute will look after our patients with all types of peripheral vascular disorders to effectively manage conditions such as:
Cano Health’s Vascular Institute, led by Dr. Marlow Hernandez specializes in the most highly developed and state of the art surgical and nonsurgical procedures in the treatment of venous diseases. Each patient brings his or her own set of circumstances, which is why Cano Health’s Vascular Institute does not rely on any one cookie cutter solution to solving our patients’ problems. From ultrasounds to stenting to post-surgical maintenance; Cano Health’s staff treats each vein treatment patient as a unique individual requiring a specific solution.
A phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove varicose veins on the surface of the leg. Our physician will numb the area with a local anesthetic. A very small skin incision is made at the sight. A series of incisions no larger than a pencil eraser are made in the skin next to the large vein. A Phlebectomy hook is then inserted under the surface of the skin to remove the varicose vein through the tiny incision. The procedure is usually completed in less than an hour.
Endovenous laser treatment can treat larger varicose veins in the legs. A laser fiber is passed through a thin tube into the vein. While doing this, the doctor watches the vein on a duplex ultrasound screen. Laser is less painful than vein ligation and stripping, and it has a shorter recovery time. Only local anesthesia or a light sedative is needed for laser treatment.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. Ablation means a doctor uses heat to damage tissue, which makes scar tissue form. This scar tissue closes the vein. This technique uses radiofrequency energy, instead of laser energy, to heat up and damage the wall inside a vein. This usually closes off a varicose vein in the leg.
The Cano Vascular Institute uses the VenaSeal™ closure system. It uses a proprietary medical adhesive delivered endovenously to close the vein. This unique approach eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein, which is a risk sometimes, associated with certain thermal-based procedures. Clinical studies have demonstrated that the procedure is safe and effective. It is administered without the use of general anesthesia, avoiding patient discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks.
Dr. Marlow Hernandez is a vascular specialist, and also the Director of the Vascular Institute at Cano Health.
Dr. Hernandez obtained his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Miami, his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Florida, a part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He also trained in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, specializing in the treatment of varicose veins, phlebitis, stasis dermatitis, lower extremity ulcers and edema. Dr. Hernandez specializes in peripheral venous intervention, such as endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, multicoil insertion, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.