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The Benefits of Laser Vein Ablation for Treating Varicose Veins

June 22, 2019
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The Benefits of Laser Vein Ablation for Treating Varicose Veins

At one time, the only option for treating varicose veins was an invasive surgical procedure called vein stripping. Fortunately, there have been significant advances in this area of medicine. Today, vascular surgery is rarely necessary. New treatment methods, including Endоvеnоuѕ Laser Ablаtіоn (EVLA), are minimally invasive and can be performed in your vein doctor’s office. Very little recovery time is needed, and most patients return to their normal activities the same day.

What Causes Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

When your circulatory system is working well, arteries carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the rest of your body. Once the oxygen has been delivered to your organs and tissues, veins carry the deoxygenated blood back to your heart, which pumps it to the lungs for a fresh oxygen supply. Varicose veins and spider veins develop because your blood vessels are struggling to move blood efficiently.

Veins are working against gravity to move blood from the lower half of your body to your heart. Nonetheless, they are able to get the job done with the help of one-way valves strategically placed throughout the vessels. The valves open to let blood through, then they close to prevent any backflow.

Injury or disease can damage the valves, which allows blood to leak through. As the leak gets more serious, blood starts to pool in the lower part of the body. This puts additional pressure on the vessels, often damaging the vein walls. In many cases, the pressure causes more valves to fail, making the problem worse.

As vessel walls grow weaker and more blood collects in the veins, they start to swell. When the veins are located close to the surface of your skin, they tend to protrude against your skin. For example, varicosities are common in the long saphenous vein, because it is located just beneath the skin.

When veins take on a thick, twisted, rope-like appearance, they are referred to as varicose veins. When they resemble red, blue, or purple webs, they are referred to as spider veins. In either case, the issue may be more serious than a bit of swelling and an unattractive appearance. Varicose and spider veins can signal underlying vein disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

CVI often goes undiagnosed, because general practitioners, dermatologists, and physicians in other specialties simply focus on treating the specific varicose veins and spider veins causing your discomfort. Visiting a specialized vein doctor in New York or vein doctor in New Jersey ensures that you receive an accurate diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

If you suffer from varicose veins, there is no need for invasive vein stripping surgery. Laser vein ablation is a simple procedure that can be performed in your vein doctor’s office.

What is Laser Vein Ablation?

Endоvеnоuѕ Laser Ablаtіоn (EVLA), often called laser vein ablation, is a popular method of treating varicose veins and spider veins. It has been studied extensively, and research shows it is both safe and effective. Because there is no general anesthesia involved, your vein treatment clinic typically offers the procedure on-site.

Laser vein ablation begins with the injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated. This ensures that you experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. Next, a small incision is made in the skin. Using ultrasound guidance for accuracy, your vein doctor delivers laser energy to the vein through a tiny laser fiber. The laser energy permanently closes the treated vein, and blood is automatically rerouted to other, healthier veins. The tissue from the sealed vessel is eventually reabsorbed by your body, eliminating the pain, swelling, and unsightly appearance of varicose and spider veins.

The entire procedure takes just 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the number and severity of veins being treated. Though you will have to wear a compression bandage for a couple of days, then compression stockings for a bit longer, you can return to most of your normal activities right away. Your vein doctor will schedule a follow up appointment to ensure the procedure was successful.

Laser vein ablation has been used since 2003, and studies have shown that it is more than 90 percent effective. Unlike the now-obsolete vein stripping procedure offered by vascular surgeons, recurrence of varicose veins is unusual after laser vein ablation. Your vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ can conduct a full exam to determine if this treatment option is right for you.

What are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Laser Vein Ablation?

Overall, laser vein ablation is considered a safe and effective solution for treating varicose veins, spider veins, and underlying vein disease such as Chronic Venous Insufficiency. These are the primary benefits and drawbacks to discuss with your vein specialist when making your decision:

Benefits:

  • No general anesthesia required
  • No surgical incision required
  • Fewer complications than surgery
  • More effective than surgery, both short-term and long-term
  • Minimal pain during and after the procedure
  • Low risk of scarring from the procedure
  • Little or no down-time following laser vein ablation

Drawbacks:

  • As with any procedure that requires cutting the skin, there is a small risk of infection
  • Occasional bruising and/or tenderness in the treated area

The Board-Certified experts at the Vein Treatment Clinic specialize in diagnosing and treating vein disease. They will conduct a thorough exam to determine the underlying cause of your varicose veins and spider veins, and they will review all of your treatment options with you. If laser vein ablation is the best choice for your situation, an experienced vein specialist will perform the procedure on-site.

Visit the Vein Treatment Clinic online for more information about treatment options and to schedule your initial consultation. Clinic staff are also available to schedule your appointment by phone at 855.699.2004.

Meet our Vein Specialists

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.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Dr. Juan Montoya
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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. Caroline Novak
Dr. Juan Montoya
Dr. Carly Guthrie
Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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Dr. Caroline Novak
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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.
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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

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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