16215 S Jog Road, Suite 100
Delray Beach, FL 33446


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Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care News

Common Myths About Varicose Vein Disease

When searching for information online, there tends to be a great deal of conflicting data about what varicose vein disease actually is, as well as the available options for treatment. All-too-often, people find themselves struggling with consistent pain and irritation, without realizing that their issues may be easily treated under the right care. Plain and simple, varicose veins do not have to be a way of life.

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How Smoking Affects Your Vascular System: Know the Risks

While getting some lunch the other day, I overheard the remark, “It’s 2015. You would think that with everything we know about the horrible effects of smoking, that people would stop doing it.” Although there’s truth to that statement—because we do know a lot—smoking cessation can be a complicated challenge for those long-engaged in the habit. Like any other addiction, the draw for smokers is psychological, as well as physiological.

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After a Stroke: Proper Diet & Nutrition

If you’ve suffered from a stroke at some point—or know someone who has—it’s common to find yourself having to make a few lifestyle changes in order to accommodate the residual effects of your condition. Since many stroke victims have a difficult time eating or drinking, changes may need to be made to the consistency

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Is Your Weight Affecting Your Veins?

It’s really no secret that obesity has the potential to cause a great deal of health issues, so you probably don’t need me to tell you that weight loss will positively impact your body. However, finding the motivation for it can be difficult, so while having an awareness that obesity may potentially lead to physical complications is important, really understanding the strain it puts on your cardiovascular system is crucial.

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Dr. Joseph J Ricotta MD, MS, FACS Performs First Robotic Peripheral Vascular Procedure in the U.S.

Dr. Joseph J Ricotta MD, MS, FACS Performs First TCAR in South Florida

Dr. Joseph J Ricotta MD, MS, FACS Performs First VenaSeal Procedure in Southeast United States


My husband had the VenaSeal procedure performed by Dr. Ricotta at his office to treat the veins in his legs on Valentine's Day. The best Valentine imaginable! After the procedures Dr. Ricotta performed neither of us needed elastic stockings or our legs wrapped. We are back to a normal, pain free life.

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An aneurysm is a ballooning or dilation of a blood vessel to more than 150% of its normal size. This is caused by damage to the lining ...

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Carotid Disease

Stroke, sometimes caused by Carotid Disease, is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States with >750,000 new cases each year ...

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that affects 12 million people in the United States. It occurs when plaque ...

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Venous Disease

Venous disease refers to all conditions caused by abnormal or diseased veins, usually involving veins in the legs or arms, but can also ...

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