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What is the best varicose vein removal procedure?

May 22, 2019

Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center

What is the best varicose vein removal procedure?

Those varicose veins on your legs can be unsightly, and they also be causing you lot of pain. If you have decided to get them removed, you will probably be looking around for the best procedures for varicose vein removal. Everyone from your grandma to the lady who got hers removed last year from the hotshot vein specialist will have opinions (and possibly radically different ones) on what the best procedure is for varicose vein removal. So how do you decide which way to go?

The truth is, to figure out which procedure would suit you best, you need to understand what actually causes your varicose veins. If you can find a way to fix the cause painlessly… well, goodbye, varicose veins!

What causes varicose veins

Varicose veins are caused when the valves in your leg veins (usually a vein called the ‘saphenous vein’) become defective. The top of your leg vein is equipped with tiny valves, whose job is to remain shut when the blood passes upwards through them, towards the heart. Staying shut prevents the blood from falling back into the leg. When these valves fail, blood pools in the leg, and puts pressure on the vein walls, causing them to expand and bulge outward. The increased fluid in the legs due to excess blood) also causes throbbing, aching feet and swollen ankles that you come to associate with varicose veins. The best course of treatment would therefore be to remove the affected veins with the faulty valves. Once it is gone, blood will find a way to your heart through other, healthier veins… and problem solved!

Are you nervous about getting your varicose veins removed? We take you through the most comfortable, minimally invasive varicose vein removal procedure options that are available today.

So… does varicose vein removal involve a surgical procedure?

Not necessarily! In earlier days, the only way to get of varicose veins was to get them surgically removed – a procedure called vein stripping (or ambulatory phlebectomy). Now, however, several minimally invasive procedures have been developed, which basically involve sealing off the vein from blood circulation. Once blood stops flowing through the vein, the vein becomes defunct, and the body eventually digests it over time. So this achieves the same purpose as a surgical procedure for varicose veins. This can be done through any one of the procedures that are described below:

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
This is one of the commonest vein procedures carried out by vein doctors in New York and New Jersey. The vein specialist will numb the area over the vein, and creates a tiny nick to expose the defective vein. A radiofrequency catheter is gently inserted into the vein. When activated, the catheter delivers heat within the vein, which literally causes the vein walls to melt and stick together. This seals the vein off from circulation.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
This is almost exactly similar to the RFA. The only difference is that instead of a radiofrequency catheter, a laser fiber is inserted within the vein, which basically does the same thing. Vein doctors in New Jersey and New York may prefer RFA though; it causes less discomfort during the procedure.

VenaSeal
There are probably some of you who wish to avoid even that numbing injection and tiny nick (which is totally understandable! This state of the art procedure is made for you. In VenaSeal, the vein doctors directly locate your defective vein (aided by imaging) and insert a small needle directly into the vein (no incisions!) Through this needle, small drops of medicated glue are dropped through the length of your vein, which helps seal it off.

Clarivein
This is another cutting edge procedure that extremely minimally invasive, and again avoids nicks and numbing injections. Under imaging guidance, a miniscule catheter is inserted into your vein. This catheter contains sclerosing agent, a medical solution that’s designed to mildly irritate your veins, causing the walls to stick together.  Once within the vein, the catheter rotates at high speed, ensuring that the solution gets dispersed in all directions within the vein. This will ensure that the entire vein gets sticky and seals off.

Sclerotherapy
This is meant for really small veins that are closer to the skin surface, possibly those that get left behind when your larger varicose veins have already been treated. The sclerosing solution is directly injected into these veins to seal them off.

Varithena
This is also similar to sclerotherapy, and is meant for slightly larger residual veins. Instead of a sclerosing agent, medicated foam is injected into the vein, which achieves the same purpose of causing the vein walls to stick together and seal off.

All the above procedures are minimally invasive and require almost no recovery time. Choosing one among the above procedures is something that is best done after consulting with a varicose vein doctor. Of course, you will need to choose a varicose vein clinic that offers all the above procedures, and a vein doctor that you would be comfortable with.

Where can I get my varicose vein removal procedure done?

The Vein Treatment Clinics are a group of contemporary cutting edge vein treatment centers that offer all the above state of the art treatment for varicose veins, at the hands of some of the most skilled vein specialists in the country. VTC is associated with ivy-league trained, board certified vein specialists who are chosen based on merit, and have had years of experience in dealing with complex vein problems.  Our varicose vein doctors will work with you to get rid of your varicose vein problems and improve your quality of life.

VTC is part of VIP Medical Group, a medical concern that aims at eliminating vein diseases and painful conditions. VTC is conveniently located in several parts of the country, including New York, New Jersey and San Diego. Choose a location that suits you – and give us a call today!

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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Meet our diplomat-certified team

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
Meet our diplomat-certified team

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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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.
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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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