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Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Doctor, Treatment, Cost

Jan 01, 2020
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Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Doctor, Treatment, Cost — According to Medical Group

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a dangerous circulatory disorder in which the valves in the veins collapse, which causes blood to pool in your leg veins, leading to the formation of spider veins, varicose veins, and other complications.

Our body consists of two types of blood vessels — arteries and veins. Arteries carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body and veins carry blood from the rest of the body to our heart.

The valves in the veins act like one-way doors, i.e., they allow blood to flow through but prevent it from flowing back down due to the force of gravity. As such, the valves in the veins are responsible for smooth blood circulation to the heart.

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition in which these valves in the veins collapse. When that happens, there’s no mechanism in place to prevent venous reflux. As such, gravity forces blood to flow backward and pool in your leg veins.

Over time, as more blood accumulates in your leg veins, it starts applying pressure on the vein walls. This eventually leads to vein dilation, which results in the formation of spider veins and varicose veins along with several other complications.

If you have vein disease, it’s crucial to see a chronic venous insufficiency doctor as soon as possible. In this article, we discuss the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, treatments for vein disease, and how to find the right chronic venous insufficiency doctor.

Early Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency is an extremely under-diagnosed medical condition because the early signs and symptoms of vein disease resemble those of simple aging.

The following are some of the initial signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency:

  • Leg heaviness.
  • Restless legs syndrome.
  • Frequent leg cramps.
  • Exhaustion.
  • Formation of spider veins — a dense cluster of blood vessels on the surface of the skin.

The symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency generally get worse when blood accumulates in your leg veins. As such, the symptoms will get worse at the end of the day or after sitting or standing for long periods.

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Complications of Untreated Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition, which means it gets worse with time. If left untreated, chronic venous insufficiency will result in the following complications.

  • Varicose Veins: These are large bulging veins that appear in the form of a twisted mass of knotted ropes that protrude out of the surface of the skin. This happens due to excessive blood accumulation in your leg veins.
  • Profuse Bleeding: Excessive vein dilation makes your varicose veins prone to bursting upon impact. That leads to profuse bleeding that doesn’t stop and you have to be taken to an emergency room.
  • Swollen Ankles and Feet: Fluid accumulation and edema lead to swollen ankles and feet.
  • Skin Disease: The breakdown of blood cells in your legs leads to the formation of rust-colored red and leathery patches on your skin.
  • Skin Discoloration: The lack of blood circulation in your legs leads to skin discoloration.
  • Leg Ulcers: The lack of blood circulation prevents your wounds from healing so you end up with non-healing wounds on your skin.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis: The accumulated blood forms a clot in a deep veins — the blood clots may also break away and travel to the lungs, thus leading to a potentially fatal condition called pulmonary embolism.

Duplex Ultrasound: Diagnosis of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Duplex Ultrasound is a diagnostic test with which the vein doctors can visualize the blood flow in your deep veins. As such, it allows the vein doctor to determine if you’re suffering from chronic venous insufficiency and visualize the affected saphenous veins.

Minimally Invasive Treatments for Chronic Venous Insufficiency

In the past, chronic venous insufficiency could only be treated with surgical vein stripped procedures that were complex and risky. However, thanks to modern medicine, vein doctors can treat chronic venous insufficiency using minimally invasive procedures.

The following are some of the best minimally invasive treatments for chronic venous insufficiency.

  • Radiofrequency Ablation: This is a procedure in which the vein doctor uses heat or thermal energy to collapse the diseased saphenous vein and restore blood circulation to the heart.
  • Endovenous Laser Ablation: This procedure uses laser energy to destroy the diseased vein to reroute the accumulated blood to healthier veins.
  • VenaSeal: This procedure uses vein glue or medical adhesive to seal the diseased vein, essentially turning it into a scar tissue that eventually gets absorbed by the body.

The cost of chronic venous insufficiency treatment may be several thousands of dollars, depending on your specific condition. However, you can get insurance coverage for radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation because they’re medically necessary procedures. VenaSeal is a new procedure that has only recently been approved by the FDA so it’s not yet covered by insurance.

Find the Best Chronic Venous Insufficiency Doctor

When looking for the best chronic venous insufficiency doctor, you must consider the following factors:

  • They should ideally be board-certified because it guarantees experience and reliability.
  • You should look for vein doctors with a strong educational background.
  • The vein doctor should work from a highly advanced state-of-the-art vein clinic that has the equipment to support the latest vein treatments.
  • They should favor minimally invasive chronic venous insufficiency treatments and avoid surgical treatments.
  • Finally, the vein doctor should also be friendly and compassionate.

Vein Treatment Clinic is home to some of the best chronic venous insufficiency doctors for you. We have some of the country’s finest board-certified Ivy League-educated vein doctors who use the latest minimally invasive procedures to treat vein disease with minimal risk of side effects or complications.

For more information, please schedule an appointment with the best chronic venous insufficiency doctors near your location.

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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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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

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.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

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 | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Sareh Rajaee

Venous Specialist | BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Todd Kobrinski

Vein Specialist | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

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 | Harvard Medical School

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 | Harvard Medical School

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

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Jasmine Koo

VENOUS SPECIALIST | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Caroline Novak
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Dr. Juan Montoya
Dr. Carly Guthrie
Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
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.
Read more >>

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

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Sareh
Rajaee MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Todd
Kobrinski MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
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

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>

Jasmine
Koo MD

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>
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