What does varicose vein treatment therapy involve? A top vein doctor offers some insight.

Oct 31, 2019

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If you have decided that your varicose veins need medical attention, you may be apprehensive about what actually happens during varicose vein treatment therapy. Read on to learn more about what the process actually involves, and what are the best kinds of treatment available.

What are the types of varicose veins treatment therapy?

The main aim of varicose vein treatment therapy is to remove the unhealthy varicose vein from the body. This can be achieved through two kinds of treatment procedures:

Minimally invasive vein treatment

As the name suggests, these procedures cause minimum discomfort to the body, and are the preferred methods of treatment by most reputed vein clinics. They are simple procedures which can be completed in under an hour, and they require very little recovery time – you can get it done during your lunch break and get back to work!

In this kind of treatment, the vein is not ‘physically’ removed from the body. Instead, the diseased vein is sealed off so that blood can no longer flow through it. Once this happens, the blood re-routes automatically, and finds its way back to the heart through other, healthier veins. Since the diseased vein is no longer functional, it shrivels up over time and eventually gets digested by the body’s own enzymes. The entire process takes about a month. Some of the best minimally invasive treatment options are:

  • VenaSeal: Medicated glue is injected into the vein to block it up
  • Radiofrequency ablation: Vein is sealed off using heat delivered from a radiofrequency catheter
  • Endovenous laser ablation: Same as RFA, but uses a laser fiber as heat source.
  • ClariVein: Medicated solution is dispersed throughout the vein using a tiny implanted catheter. The solution makes the walls of the vein swell and stick together.
  • Varithena: Medicated foam is injected into the vein, which spreads over the vein walls, making them melt and fuse together.

Surgical treatment

Surgery can physically remove the diseased vein from your body. This is invasive, requires deeper anesthesia and requires a lot more time to recover from. Surgical treatment includes ambulatory phlebectomy (exposing and removing the vein), or vein ligation and stripping (A method that involves tying off the vein to seal it, and thendrawing the diseased vein out of the body). Both procedures require multiple skin incisions and can be quite painful.

While these techniques were quite popular in the past, they have been mostly replaced by minimally invasive treatment, which have been proven equally effective, and are infinitely more comfortable than surgical procedures. Most advanced vein clinics offer only minimally invasive treatment because of its obvious advantages.

Why do I need varicose veins treatment therapy?

Varicose veins aren’t just cosmetic disasters – they can be a sign of a serious vein disease called chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition where the main veins of your legs, called the saphenous veins, fail to transport blood back to the heart efficiently. As a result, excess blood pools in your leg veins, causing them to expand. Over time, you will develop symptoms such as swollen ankles, tired, aching feet and leg cramps due to the excess fluid buildup in your legs. Treating varicose veins will ensure that blood drains back propery to the heart, and you should not only look better, but also feel great!

What happens if I leave my varicose veins untreated?

Even if don’t have symptoms initially, they can develop rapidly over time, and become worse the longer varicose veins are left untreated. Besides this the excess fluid in the legs can expand and thin out the leg kin, making it vulnerable to injury. Any wound on the leg may take ages to heal, and can turn into long standing ulcers. A direct injury to the varicose vein can also result in profuse bleeding that could require immediate medical attention.

Stagnant blood is always prone to clot, and clots can develop in the diseased veins. If these clots break off, they can travel through the body and block certain vital blood vessels, which can have disastrous health consequences. To avoid all these complications, it is best that you get your varicose veins treated early on.

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The Vein Treatment Clinic: Convenient, affordable and high quality treatment for varicose veins

The Vein Treatment Clinic offers contemporary, cutting edge solutions to varicose vein problems. At VTC, we have the following advantages that increase the success rate of our varicose vein treatments:

Exemplary vein specialists: VTC has on board some of the nation’s most acclaimed vein experts. Our vein doctors are board certified, Ivy-league trained physicians who have been handpicked based on merit. Highly skilled at minimally invasive vein treatment, our doctors keep up with the latest treatment methods that have been proven to have high success rates!

State of the art equipment: The advanced equipment at VTC allows our vein experts to diagnose chronic venous insufficiency easily, and offer the most advanced, cutting edge procedures that have proven high success rates.

Compassionate, customized care: At VTC, each person is an individual and not a ‘case’. We will offer customized treatment solutions depending on your comfort levels and your physical health. Our main goal is to ensure that you walk out happy and pain-free!

To learn more about varicose vein treatment solutions, please talk to our vein experts. You can book an appointment online, or call855-386-0195.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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