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Dr. Douglas Joyce

Phlebology
Punta Gorda, FL
41 years experience male

Locations

Joyce Vein & Aesthetic Institute

Punta Gorda, FL

Address

25092 Olympia Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(941) 575-4191

About

Bio

I am a board certified Cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of venous disease. My practice specializes in the treatment of all types of venous disease especially severe cases that have discoloration and ulcers of the legs. We also offer state of the art aesthetic services.

Specialties
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Phlebology

cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

146 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Pain/swelling: If in the leg deep veins calf pain and swelling occurs. This requires a dr. Visit and blood thinners. If in the skin veins, moist heat and drugs like... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Wear compression: If it is a venous ulcer wear compression stockings to minimize the effect of the relatively low pressure in an airplane cabin.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Yes: Laser ablation of incompetent (leaking) veins reroutes the venous drainage into healthy veins. This decreases the pressure in the skin veins back to ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venou... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Partially closed: The veins below the knee are partially closed by blood clot that has bee there for some time. Dhjoyce. Jvai.Com.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Often: Once the underlying venous problem is eliminated the discoloration often fades over time.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Maybe: Chronic venous insufficiency causes venous leg ulcers. An ultrasound exam can show the cause. Dhjoyce jvai.Com.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Great: I think it can be great for guys with excessive hair. The nice thing about laser removal is that you can have the number of treatments that leave you... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Many things: Leg vein disease. A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis also can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
None really: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Vein hypertension: Venous stasis is a condition of skin changes which is due to an abnormality in venous return caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers with weeping are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
In vs. out flow: Chronic venous insufficiency results from valve dysfunction in the venous system. This causes the pressure in the veins just under the skin to become... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
None: There are no supplements that will prevent venous ulcers. Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes t... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Yes: Venous stasis is a condition of skin changes which is due to an abnormality in venous return caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Not that work: Venous stasis is a condition of skin changes which is due to an abnormality in venous return caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Help but not treat: Compression stockings can relieve the symptoms of venous insufficiency but they do not address the underlying problem which is dysfunction of the vein... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Ablation: Laser ablation of incompetent (leaking) veins reroutes the venous drainage into healthy veins. This decreases the pressure in the skin veins back to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Also veins: If a thrombus is in the leg deep veins calf pain and swelling occurs. This requires a dr. Visit and blood thinners. If in the skin veins, moist heat... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Multiple things: Your past stroke is probably not significant in your leg swelling. Swelling of the leg is often caused by venous disease. The two most serious reaso... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See vein Dr: See a Dr. that specializes in venous disease. You will be with ultrasound and appropriate treatment recommended
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Usually: I would discourage removal and instead recommend laser ablation. It is safer, less complicated and can be done through a single needle stick. Usuall... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Throbosis=clot: A thrombosis is a blood clot. The veins are redundant meaning that there are a lot of them draining a certain area. So a venous thrombosis is usually... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See a vein specialis: Leg ulcers are caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous spec... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Ablation: Laser ablation of incompetent (leaking) veins reroutes the venous drainage into healthy veins. This decreases the pressure in the skin veins back to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See a vein expert: There are few effective home remedies for varicose veins. An evaluation by a venous specialist would be worth your while.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
I would wait: Treatment of VV can be done during breastfeeding but there is rarely a reason not to wait until you are through with breastfeeding before electively t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Wait: Generally over time the vein will be opened again naturally by the body. This occurs in the deep system. The superficial or skin veins are simply by... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
It varies: There is no straight answer. It varies from one patient to the next.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Vein disease: Phlebology is the speciality that vein specialist belong to.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
No difference: Dvt does not really change how long a person lives unless a complication occurs like pulmonary embolism. This usually occurs early after symptoms and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Vein disease: Leg swelling often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Dvt: Your son has a deep venous thrombosis until proven otherwise. A long plane flight with pain in the calf is the classic presentation. He should be seen... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Deep vs. surface: Ulcers extend through the skin while cellulitis involves the skin surface.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venou... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See a vein specialis: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venou... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Yes but: Yes, but often there is an underlying reason. A complete venous ultrasound can check this. Dhjoyce jvai.Com.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Call your Dr: I would call your dr. He may want to get the ct right away. You always want to rule out the most serious thing first. Your symptoms could be due to a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Throat bleeding: It depends on the type and size of the vessel. Artery problems are rare . Vein problems are less severe . They may occur with severe coughing. All i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venou... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Pain/swelling: If in the leg deep veins calf pain and swelling occurs. This requires a dr. Visit and blood thinners. If in the skin veins, moist heat and drugs like... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
See a vein specialis: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. Laser a... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Time for Surgery: Venous disease is progressive. My feeling is that if a patient presents with symptoms significant enough to come in and they have correctable venous ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Not recommended: I advise patients to avoid strenuous exercise for 1 week. You can use the bike gently but not to excess. Avoid "bouncy " exercises like running or t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Temporary fix: Venous ulcers are the result of major underlying venous disease which usually can be corrected. If done properly, the ulcers will heal in most cases ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 41 years experience
Rare but possible: I have had 2 patients over the last ten years who had swelling and varicose veins on both legs which developed over. Short period of time. Ct scan sho... Read More

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Jul 21, 2013
Precise, helpful answers. Well done!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Joyce is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Joyce is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you , Dr. Joyce. I'm seeking treatment now.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Your time on this is greatly appreciated.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

Lansing General Hospital

Awards

Top Phlebologist, Second Place, Florida - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Fort Myers Region - Summer
2014
Top Phlebologist, First Place, National - Summer
2014
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