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What Conditions Can I Visit a Varicose Vein Doctor for? A Top Vascular Surgeon Answers

September 20, 2020

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Vein conditions are not as commonly discussed as other lifestyle diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure; nevertheless, they are fairly common too! Varicose vein doctors usually treat a whole variety of conditions that stem from diseased or damaged leg veins. The five most common ones are listed below: 

1. Obviously, your varicose vein doctor can treat varicose veins

No surprises here: varicose veins are, of course, the commonest conditions treated by varicose vein doctors. These are basically twisted, bulging rope like structures that appear on the legs or thighs. 

2. Spider veins

The medical term for spider veins is telangiectasia. They are basically small bluish, red or purple streaks that become visible just beneath your skin. They can occur anywhere on the legs, but more common sites for spider veins include the back of the knee and the inside of the ankle. By themselves, they do not cause painful symptoms, but you may want to get them treated simply because they look unappealing.

3. Venous insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a defect of the large veins of the legs, which fail to transport blood from the legs to the heart efficiently. People who have venous insufficiency may often have non-specific symptoms, such as leg pain, swelling of the ankles and feet, or discolored skin. 

Several vein conditions apart from varicose veins and spider veins can be resolved at your local vein clinic. Find out what conditions can be treated by your varicose vein doctor.

4. Leg cramps

Cramps are involuntary muscle spasms or contractions. When leg vein veins are diseased, the blood in them stagnates and may break down to release toxins that cause cramps. These cramps usually occur at rest, and can be severe enough to wake a person up.

5. Restless legs syndrome

This is a condition characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. It is often accompanied by uncomfortable sensations, such as pricking, burning or tingling in your legs. Vein disease is a common cause of restless legs syndrome, and your varicose vein doctor will help you find out the exact cause and offer appropriate treatment.

What is the best method to treat problematic veins in legs? The answer: minimally invasive vein treatment

How does your varicose vein doctor treat vein disease? The best solution is to get rid of the defective vein that is causing the problem. Earlier, this would be achieved by varicose vein removal surgery. However, experts now believe that sealing off defective veins achieves equally effective results. Any advanced varicose center offers minimally invasive vein treatment to seal off the vein.

Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments

These treatments are designed for varicose veins as well as venous insufficiency. The defective vein is identified using ultrasound imaging, and sealed off using one of the following methods:

  • Radiofrequency ablation: Heat from a radiofrequency device is used to seal the veins shut from within.
  • Endovenous laser ablation: Laser energy is used to seal the vein off
  • VenaSeal: The vein is super glued shut using medical-grade glue.
  • Clarivein : Veins are sealed off using a chemical solution, which is dispersed throughout the vein using a rotating catheter 

Minimally invasive treatment for spider veins: laser vein treatment vs sclerotherapy

Spider vein treatment is mostly cosmetic, and you may even see beauty spas offering treatment. But beware – such spas usually only offer laser vein treatment, which involves shining laser light on the skin over the spider veins. A varicose vein doctor’s first treatment choice for spider veins would be sclerotherapy, which involves injection of a chemical solution called sclerosant into the spider veins. The solution makes the vein walls sticky, and seals the vein shut. Sclerotherapy is three to four times more effective than laser treatment and you can see visible results in a single session. 

After minimally invasive treatment 

Following minimally invasive leg treatment, you do not need any recovery time, and you can get back to your daily routine immediately. There are no side effects of spider vein removal or varicose vein treatment. For most procedures, you will need to wear compression stockings for a couple of weeks after the procedure – this helps the veins stay sealed shut, and also minimizes leg swelling and bruising that can occur during healing. 

Vein Treatment Clinic: Offering State of the art varicose veins treatment and spider vein treatment 

The Vein Treatment Clinic is a premier vein center that offers advanced treatment for all vein conditions, including varicose veins and spider veins. Vein physicians at VTC have pioneered the use of minimally invasive vein treatment, and we offer the most advanced, clinically proven solutions for vein disease.

The vein doctors at VTC believe in holistic, personalized vein treatment. Our treatment plans are always unique and tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient. If you are unsure of what vein condition you have, or what treatment you might need, our vein experts are here to help!

The Vein Treatment Clinic has vein centers at different locations across the country. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our vein doctors at one of these locations, you can book an appointment online, or call 855-699-2004

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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

Harvard Trained   |   Spider & Varicose Veins Specialist

Dr. Namrata Khimani is a Harvard Trained Vein Disease specialist; she is known for improving patient wellness with an expert and personalized approach. Her focus is on spider and varicose vein removal, as well as alleviating the many symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency such as leg cramping, swelling and skin discoloration.

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.

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.

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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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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Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.
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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