The Complete Guide to Varicose Vein Treatment Options

June 22, 2019

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The Complete Guide to Varicose Vein Treatment Options

More than 50 percent of Americans develop varicose veins at some point in their lives. The condition first becomes visible beneath the surface of your skin, and as it worsens, the vessels begin to bulge against your skin. The thick, twisted veins are often uncomfortable, and many people feel self-conscious about their appearance when leg veins start to swell. Unfortunately, it is common for sufferers to avoid getting treatment, because they believe the only solution is invasive vein stripping surgery.

The good news is that varicose vein treatment options have come a long way in recent years, and there are a variety of minimally-invasive procedures available. It is no longer necessary to see a vascular surgeon to treat varicose veins. Your vein doctor in New York or vein doctor in New Jersey can solve the problem on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can develop for a variety of reasons, but the most common – and the most underdiagnosed – is an underlying vein disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). This condition prevents veins from functioning properly.

Your veins play a critical role in your circulatory system. Once your arteries have delivered oxygenated blood to all of the cells in your body, veins are responsible for moving the deoxygenated blood back to your heart. From there, it is pumped to your lungs to pick up a fresh supply of oxygen.

Veins have a difficult job, because they are working against gravity to move blood from the lower half of your body to your heart. Fortunately, these blood vessels have a series of tiny one-way valves to help the process along. The valves open to allow blood to flow towards the heart, then close to prevent it from leaking backwards.

When the valves become damaged due to injury or disease, blood trickles backwards. This creates pressure inside your veins, which harms the vein wall. As blood continues to collect in the lower half of your body, the pressure grows. More valves are damaged, and the veins start to swell and thicken, eventually developing into varicose veins that protrude against your skin.

If the vein disease is left untreated, you will start to notice additional symptoms. For example, swelling, heaviness, and cramps in your legs are common issues. Some patients experience the discomfort of Restless Leg Syndrome, and others see changes in their skin. In serious situations, skin can become permanently discolored and damaged, opening you up to a variety of other potential problems.

How Is Vein Disease Treated?

One of the most amazing things about your circulatory system is that if one vein closes, blood is automatically rerouted through other, healthier veins. The most effective method of treating vein disease and reducing the discomfort and appearance of varicose veins is to seal off unhealthy veins, allowing for the natural rerouting process to take place. This eliminates unsightly varicose veins, as the tissue from the closed vein is eventually reabsorbed by your body.

Today’s varicose vein treatments do not require in-patient surgery. Instead, your vein doctor completes the treatment at your vein treatment clinic. No general anesthesia is required, and the treatments are virtually pain-free. This is a big change from the traditional treatment for varicose veins, which required invasive surgery.

Most procedures take an hour or less, depending on the number of treated varicose veins, and you can expect to return to your normal activities within a day or two. During recovery, you may be asked to refrain from long periods of sitting or standing, and you may need to wear compression stockings for a short period to encourage strong circulation. Often, your vein specialist will ask you to avoid strenuous exercise until after your follow-up appointment.

What Are the Most Effective Varicose Vein Treatment Options?

The objective of all varicose vein treatments is the same: to permanently close the unhealthy vein. The biggest difference in the various vein treatment options is how the veins are closed. These are the most common procedures:

  • Sсlеrоthеrару – This method uses a medical injection to seal unhealthy veins.
  • Radiofrequency Ablаtіоn (RFA) – This option relies on thermal, heat-based energy to seal diseased veins.
  • Endоvеnоuѕ Laser Ablаtіоn (EVLA) – With the help of ultrasound guidance, a laser fiber is inserted into the vein and laser energy is used to close it.
  • VenaSeal – A special medical adhesive is applied to seal the varicose vein.
  • Clarivein – Medication is delivered to the unhealthy vein through the use of a tiny rotating catheter.
  • Varithena – This procedure relies on an injection of foam-based medication to seal the diseased vein.
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy – Varicose veins are removed through a small incision in the skin.

All of these treatment methods have been proven safe and effective. Your vein doctor in NY or vein doctor in NJ will work with you to understand the nuances of your particular situation, then you will decide together which treatment method is best for you.

The Vein Treatment Clinic offers you some of the most highly-qualified vein specialists in the country. They are Board Certified and educated at the nation’s top medical schools. Each has the experience and expertise necessary to ensure that your diagnosis is complete and accurate, and that you receive the right treatment to fit your unique needs.

Learn more about varicose vein treatment options and book your consultation online or call the Vein Treatment Clinic today.

Meet our certified diplomate team

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | Double Certified
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.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

Namrata
Khimani MD

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

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
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

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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