Did you know spider veins and varicose veins are not just cosmetic issues? In fact, they are signs of a much more serious underlying condition. If you’ve noticed swelling in your lower extremities, leg pain, spider or varicose veins, or have been experiencing restless leg syndrome, you’d be wise to seek the advice of experienced professionals who specialize in the treatment of vein disorders. Dr. Daniel Rizzo, Dr. Bradley Hart, and Dr. Aaron Roberts have combined their expertise and talents to form Vitality Vein Care (VVC) in Prosper, Texas. Targeting detection of potential vein issues and the alleviation of their symptoms, the board-certified team of physicians is ready to serve Prosper and North Texas communities.
VVC opened its doors in September of 2020 and is the first comprehensive clinic of its kind in Prosper solely dedicated to vein care. Drs. Rizzo, Hart, and Roberts are uniquely qualified to treat vascular issues. Specially trained in vein surgery, phlebology, and ultrasound, their mission is to improve vitality in your legs and in your life. While most patients are focused on the cosmetic treatment of unsightly veins, the physicians at VVC first concentrate on identifying the root cause of insufficient veins. “We don’t just inject veins for cosmetic purposes,” says Dr. Rizzo. “We determine and fix the underlying problem.”
The Sooner the Treatment, the Better the Outcome
What starts as faint, web-like spider veins underneath the skin can quickly turn into a major health problem. Venous insufficiency is caused by superficial breaks in the venous system. Fluids begin to pool as a result, leading to dilated veins where valves stop working correctly. “It’s a progressive disease relating to several factors including genetics, increased progesterone in pregnancy, and a history of standing or sitting for long periods of time. The earlier we approach the problem, the more successful the treatment outcome will be,” explains Dr. Hart.
Your First Appointment
When visiting VVC for the first time, you’ll consult with one of the team’s board-certified physicians. They will examine and evaluate the condition of your legs followed by a process called vein mapping. The procedure uses high-frequency sound waves transmitted to veins through a hand-held transducer. One or both legs will be scanned, providing a diagram to address and fix principal issues. A total vein care plan is created based on your individual needs and ultrasound results.
“While some clinics may simply inject spider veins with a solution to shrink them, we want to close the damaged, leaking veins first before cosmetically addressing them,” explains Dr. Rizzo. If necessary, spider veins and smaller varicose veins can then be injected with an FDA-approved sclerosant to reduce their appearance. “If we don’t correct the root issue, the faulty vein will continue to reappear over time,” adds Dr. Roberts.
Meet the Team
For the past three years Dr. Rizzo, Dr. Hart, and Dr. Roberts enjoyed working together as acute-care general surgeons. Their similar philosophies and passions eventually led to their cohesive vision of a specialized vein care practice.
Daniel Rizzo, DO, FACOS graduated medical school with honors at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He completed his surgical training in Toledo, Ohio and was selected chief resident during his last year. He served our country in the United States Navy for four years, teaching surgical residents. Dr. Rizzo is board certified in general surgery and holds a fellowship from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
Bradley Hart, MD, PhD, FACS is a graduate of Texas A&M University and former member of the Corps of Cadets. His career began in cardiovascular research, obtaining both a Master’s and Doctorate degrees. He graduated medical school from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and entered general surgery residency with Scott & White in Temple, Texas. He has a wealth of experience in peripheral vascular disease and circulatory problems of the lower extremities.
Aaron Roberts, DO graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a biomedical sciences degree. He attended medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his surgical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he was selected as chief intern and chief resident. Dr. Roberts served our country in the United States Air Force on the special operations surgical team and worked as clinical assistant professor in trauma at the University of Alabama.
301 North Preston Road, Suite D
Prosper, Texas 75078