What is Venous Insufficiency, and can Venous Insufficiency be Cured?

May 22, 2019

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Venous insufficiency is a condition where the veins in your limbs are not able to send blood back to the heart, leading to blood pooling in the legs. In healthy veins, valves keep blood flowing in the right direction. If you have venous insufficiency, these valves do not work properly.

Thankfully, it is possible to treat this venous insufficiency and an expert vein doctor can help you find out how. Taking medication and making lifestyle changes to promote blood flow can help to ease the symptoms. However over time, many people may require procedures to cure venous insufficiency.

If you already know you have Chronic Venous Insufficiency and want to go ahead and find the best vein doctor near you that takes your insurance coverage, scroll to the end of this article to our vein treatment cost calculator so our team can help you verify your insurance and book an appointment at your earliest convenience. Vein Treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare. 

What are the Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency?

Venous insufficiency causes several annoying symptoms, including swelling in the legs and ankles, a tight feeling in the calves, itchy legs, pain when walking, and restless legs. You might also notice your skin taking on a brown shade near the ankles. You could even have painful leg cramps and muscle spasms. Some people with chronic venous insufficiency develop leg ulcers that are hard to treat.

One of the most obvious signs of venous insufficiency is varicose veins. These unsightly veins bulge out of the leg, creating visible lumps that in some cases can be painful or itchy. If you have these symptoms, you’ll wonder -can venous insufficiency be cured?

What are the best treatment options?

There are several procedures that can treat varicose veins. These include radio frequency ablation, laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and VenaSeal. Can Venous Insufficiency be cured?

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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Radio Frequency Ablation

Radio frequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment for venous insufficiency. During an RFA treatment, a vein doctor inserts a fiber into the affected vein through a very small opening in the skin. This fiber releases radio energy into the vein. This energy heats the vein, which triggers a thermal reaction in the vein wall that makes the vessel immediately close up.

Vein doctors use a local anesthetic to numb the vein before using radio energy to treat the insufficiency. As a result, the RFA procedure is not painful. After the procedure, many people experience no or only very mild discomfort.

RFA is an effective treatment for varicose veins. The procedure causes the damaged vein to close up, which means that blood cannot pool inside it. Blood flows back to the heart through the remaining healthy blood vessels.

Laser Treatment

Laser ablation is another minimally invasive treatment option for chronic venous insufficiency. Like RFA, it involves placing a fiber into the affected vein. The difference is that this treatment uses laser energy, instead of radiofrequency energy, to trigger closure of the vein. Laser treatment is performed under local anesthetic and you can go home right after the procedure, which takes between 30 and 45 minutes.

For best results, take a walk right after your laser treatment to promote blood flow. Your vein doctor will wrap the leg in a bandage and give you a compression stocking to wear to help the treatment take effect. You might have some skin bruising, but usually discomfort after the procedure is minimal. Laser treatment has a 97 percent success rate when it is performed by a skilled vein doctor.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose and spider veins. This treatment involves injecting a small amount of a salt solution into the vein to damage its lining. The damage causes a blood clot in the vein, which gradually turns into scar tissue that causes the vein to close up. Once the vein is closed, no more blood can flow into it, which means the vein becomes less visible through the skin.

Sclerotherapy takes between just 10 and 30 minutes, although you will need to wear compression stockings for several days or weeks to apply pressure on the vein and increase the effectiveness of the procedure. You might need more than one sclerotherapy session to successfully treat your vein disease. The best way to know whether you would benefit from sclerotherapy for varicose veins is to see a varicose vein doctor.

VenaSeal

VenaSeal is a type of “vein glue” that was approved by the FDA in 2015. Clinical trials have shown that this medical adhesive is both effective and safe as a spider vein treatment. When a vein doctor inserts the glue into the vein, it works within seconds t9o seal the vein walls. Within a few hours, the adhesive hardens and permanently closes the vein. Eventually, the body absorbs the glue. Meanwhile, the body re-routes blood through healthy veins.

A German study showed that VenaSeal had a success rate of almost 99 percent. Six months after this varicose vein treatment, 98.9 percent of veins remained closed. VenaSeal has the advantage of not using heat or laser energy to close the vein, which means it is less likely to be painful. You also don’t need to wear compression stockings after this procedure to ensure its success.

All these non-invasive treatment options have high success rates in treating varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. An alternative varicose vein treatment is surgery, but few vein doctors recommend surgical treatment these days because it is a more invasive and risky option. Non-invasive alternatives to surgery allow you to get back on your feet immediately after varicose vein treatment.

It is very important to have your varicose veins evaluated by a vein doctor before you decide on a treatment option.  In some cases, varicose vein are a sign of an underlying problem that requires evaluation and treatment by a vein expert. Schedule an appointment at the Vein Treatment Center to discuss the options for treating your vein disease. Vein Treatment Center accepts all major medical insurances, including Medicare. 

 

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

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Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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