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Is treatment for Chronic Venous Insufficiency Worthy?

Dec 31, 2019
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A leading vascular surgeon talks about vein disease, and why treatment for chronic venous insufficiency is necessary

If you have taken medical advice for getting your varicose veins or spider veins treated, you may have been told that you need to correct a condition called chronic venous insufficiency. What is this condition? Does It really need treatment? Read on to find out!

Treatment for chronic venous insufficiency: Understanding the problem first!

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that affects the main veins of the legs. These veins, called the saphenous veins, carry blood from the legs back to the heart. When you sit or stand for long periods of time, the vein needs to push blood upwards to the heart against gravitational forces. This difficult job is accomplished by the presence of ‘valves’ in the veins. These valves are like doors that work on a pressure gradient. When blood moves upwards past them, they shut, which prevents the blood from falling back down into the legs.

In CVS, the valves become dysfunctional, and no longer shut effectively. As a result, blood can leak through the valves and trickle downwards into the legs. The increased blood volume in the legs raises the vein pressure to such an extent that it forces the formation of new, unhealthy veins. These new veins may be large, bulging, and twisted (varicose veins), or they may be small, purplish or bluish streaks (spider veins).

Imagine that you have a leaky pipe against a wall, which has caused the wall to develop water stains. You could repaint the wall to get rid of the stains, but wouldn’t the leaky pipe just create more stains? The permanent solution to the problem would be to fix the leaky pipe – remove it, or seal it off so that there is no water in the pipe. Similarly, to treat CVS, a vein specialist needs to address the saphenous vein.

Take the same analogy to CVS. The saphenous veins are like the leaky pipe, and your varicose and spider veins are those water stains. You could fix the varicose veins and spider veins, but unless you treat the saphenous veins, they will simply form again.

Why do I need to get treatment for chronic venous insufficiency?

We have established that there is no point in treating varicose veins and spider veins, unless you address the problem of chronic venous insufficiency. People who are not fussed about cosmetic appearances may choose to not even get their varicose and spider veins fixed. But what happens if you ignore the whole lot altogether? That may not be a great idea either, for two main reasons:

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Symptoms of CVS become worse over time

Initially, you may not have any symptoms associated with varicose veins and spider veins. However, over time, all that excess pooled blood is going to create some amount of discomfort. You could develop swollen ankles, especially after you sit or stand for long periods of time. Your feet start to ache and feel heavy, and this gets worse at the end of the day. You could also develop cramping pain in your legs. You can develop leg fatigue very easily. All these symptoms progressively worsen with time, and many people attribute these symptoms to the ageing process, but in truth, these are classic symptoms of CVS, and show that your legs are crying out to get treated.

Untreated CVS can have potentially fatal complications

In the long term, the pooled blood in the legs stagnates and impairs blood circulation to the skin and other superficial parts of the leg. This can in turn lead to some serious complications, which include:

  • Leg ulcers: Ulcers form when the skin does not have enough blood to heal itself. If you injure the skin over the defective vein, even through a minor scratch, it can develop into an ugly leg ulcer that is persistent and difficult to treat.
  • Bleeding: When you have swollen veins, even minor trauma like a bump can cause them to rupture, leading to profuse bleeding. This bleeding needs emergency treatment as it can be difficult to control.
  • Deep vein thrombosis: This is a condition where the blood in the veins begins to clot. If the blood clot breaks off, it can travel through the bloodstream to the heart, and block blood circulation to the lungs. This condition, called pulmonary embolism, is extremely serious and can even cause sudden death.

What are the methods of treatment for chronic venous insufficiency?

To treat CVS, you need to address the saphenous vein. You could either remove the vein altogether, or seal it off so that blood no longer flows through it. So there are basically two treatment strategies:

Invasive methods: These involve removing the saphenous veins surgically.

Minimally invasive methods: Most vein specialists recommend minimally invasive techniques as they are quick, can be done in the doctor’s outpatient office, and do not require any recovery time. These techniques work by cutting off blood supply in the veins. Once the blood flow stops, the disused veins shrink and disappear naturally. This is achieved by using one of the following methods:

  • Radiofrequency ablation: Heat is delivered through a radiofrequency catheter to seal off the vein.
  • Endovenous laser ablation: The vein is sealed off using laser energy.
  • VenaSeal: Medical grade glue is injected into the saphenous vein. The glue blocks up the entire vein and seals it off.

The Vein Treatment Clinic, a leading vein treatment center in the United States, offers comprehensive diagnosis and management of chronic venous insufficiency. When you seek treatment for varicose and spider veins, our team of highly skilled, board certified specialists will use a duplex ultrasound to evaluate for CVS, and will then offer you a customized treatment plan. To learn more, do call 855-699-2004, or book an appointment online.

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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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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.
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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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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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