What Is the Best Method of Varicose Vein Treatment Available in New York? An Experienced Vein Doctor Answers This Popular Question.
October 01, 2020
The best Varicose Vein Treatment offered in New york – VenaSeal
VenaSeal is a state of the art minimally invasive treatment option practiced at premier vein clinics in New York. This seals off defective varicose veins. The procedure is very simple and involves a simple injection, through which a catheter is inserted into the defective varicose vein. Through the catheter, drops of medicated glue are deposited throughout the vein, and the catheter is withdrawn. External pressure is applied on the leg for a few minutes – this ensures that the veins remain closed till the glue hardens and seals off the vein permanently.
The advantages of VenaSeal over other forms of minimally invasive treatment procedures
While there are several minimally invasive treatment options, VenaSeal is considered the best method. This is because this technique uses glue to seal the vein, while other methods involve causing injury to the vein and allowing the vein to seal off through scarring. Here are a few advantages of venaSeal over other treatment options:
- Less peri-procedural discomfort, which eliminates the need for a prior numbing injection
- Less pain and swelling after the procedure
- No need to wear compression stockings for a few weeks after the procedure.
The advantages of VenaSeal over Vein removal procedures
Some vein doctors may offer surgical vein removal or ambulatory phlebectomy as a treatment option for varicose veins. While the treatment itself is effective, it is actually an invasive surgery. Venaseal gives equivalent treatment results, and has several advantages over vein removal procedures:
- You do not need advanced anesthesia
- You do not need prior hospital admission
- The actual procedure takes less time – you will be in an out in an hour
- Surgery requires at least two to three weeks of recovery time. You do not need this with VenaSeal – you can get back to work immediately.
Are there any disadvantages to the VenaSeal procedure?
There are two main disadvantages of getting the VenaSeal procedure done:
- Since this is a new procedure, there is no long term evidence (greater than ten years) of its efficacy. However, physicians who currently use it are extremely satisfied with the results, and there is no reason to believe that it will have any ill effects in the long term.
- Again, due to the lack of long term evidence, not all insurance plans cover the VenaSeal procedure. The procedure can be expensive if you have to pay out of pocket, and it may be wiser to choose an alternate treatment option if your insurance plan won’t cover this.
What are the alternatives to VenaSeal?
There are three alternatives to VenaSeal:
- Radiofrequency ablation: This technique needs a prior numbing injection. A small flexible catheter is inserted into the vein, and is attached to a radiofrequency device. This device sends heat through radiofrequency waves into the vein. The heat melts the vein walls. Over time, the vein walls scar and seal off.
- Endovenous laser ablation: This technique is similar to radiofrequency ablation, but uses laser energy instead. Vein doctors prefer radiofrequency ablation to this, as this can cause more peri-procedural discomfort.
- ClariVein: In this procedure, the catheter has a rotating head. This is used to disperse a chemical solution throughout the vein. The solution irritates the vein walls and causes it to melt and scar. This is also a fairly recent technique, and may face the same disadvantages as the VenaSeal procedure.
Vein Treatment Clinic – offering tailored varicose vein treatment plans at New York
At the end of the day, making the right choice about the method of minimally invasive vein treatment can be a difficult decision. You can always trust your vein doctor to help you with this. At the Vein Treatment Clinic, our vein specialists believe in creating tailor-made plans for each individual, taking into consideration your health, medical history, comfort levels and even insurance plans.
The Vein Treatment Clinic has its flagship location in New York City. We have three highly experience vein specialists available for consultation in New york:
- Dr. Namrata Khimani: Trained at Harvard and Columbia, Dr. Khimani is one of the clinic founders. She has vast experience and is especially skilled at treating recurring vein problems.
- Dr. Juan Montoya: Dr. Montoya is an experienced, double board certified, Yale trained surgeon. Dr. Montoya’s skill is visible in his wide range of successful treatment outcomes.
- Dr. Sareh Rajaee: Also a Yale trained vascular surgeon, Dr. Rajaee is highly experienced in diagnosis and treatment of both vein and arterial diseases.
Our vein center is located in Midtown, very close to the Empire State building. We are very close to stations on three different subway lines, and Grand Central station. If you would like to set up a consultation with our top vein doctors in New York, you can call 646-632-1186 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.
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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