When do you need to visit a vein doctor? A top vein expert shares some advice.

Oct 28, 2019
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Varicose veins are a common vein problem that affects almost half of all Americans. If you are among them, you are probably concerned about how ugly these bulging, tortuous veins look. But there is more to these veins than just the esthetics –they can affect your quality of life. Read on to know more!

Why do I need to visit the vein doctor?

Varicose veins rare merely the outward reflection of a complex vein condition underneath, called chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition where the main superficial veins of your legs, called the saphenous veins, do not function efficiently. These veins are responsible for carrying a large quantity of blood from the legs back to your heart. When they don’t do their job properly, blood stagnates in the leg veins, which expand under great pressure. from the main veins, blood can get pushed into smaller leg veins, which expand, twist and bulge outwards. These are what you see externally as varicose veins. If you don’t see a vein expert, these veins can cause further health complications. The skin over the defective vein can become swollen, discolored and prone to ulcers. The stagnant blood in the leg veins can clot, and if the clot breaks off, it can travel to and block vital arteries, which can have potentially fatal consequences.

What are the signs that indicate that I need varicose vein removal treatment?

The excess fluid in the legs can result in painful symptoms, which you might not connect with varicose veins. If you do have varicose veins though, you are likely to experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Aching, heavy legs that feel worse at night
  • Swollen ankles
  • Leg cramps, which might give you an irresistible urge to keep your feet on the move
  • Itchy or burning skin over the leg veins

If you have the above signs, it is definitely time to meet a vein doctor. Getting your varicose veins treated will not only improve the appearance, but will also help improve the above symptoms, making you feel a lot better!

What are the varicose vein removal procedures?

A decade ago, ‘vein stripping’ or ambulatory phlebectomy was the standard method of varicose vein removal. This meant invasive surgery, that required hospital stay and a long period of recovery. Thankfully, today, varicose vein removal is achieved through minimally invasive procedures. These procedures work by blocking blood from flowing through the defective vein. once this is achieved, venous blood finds its way back to the heart through healthier veins, and no longer stagnates in the legs. Since the defective vein is sealed and is now non-functional, it eventually gets digested by the body’s own enzymes.

Do I need laser ablation vein treatment?

When people talk about how to get rid of varicose veins, laser ablation is the first option that comes up. While laser ablation can seal off varicose veins effectively, there are other, more comfortable treatment options. Radiofrequency ablation is the gold standard for effective varicose vein removal in this method, the vein doctor numbs the skin and makes a small cut over the defective vein, exposing it. A radiofrequency catheter is then inserted into the vein. heat delivered through the catheter causes the vein walls to melt and fuse together, sealing the vein off. Laser ablation is exactly the same, except that a laser fiber is sued instead of a radiofrequency catheter. Because laser energy is more intense, however, there may be more discomfort during the procedure than with radiofrequency ablation.

What is varicose vein removal injection?

Recent advancements in varicose vein treatment have made it possible to make the process even more comfortable. Varithena, a new varicose vein removal injection, eliminates even the need for an anesthetic and incision. In this cutting edge procedure, medical grade glue is directly injected into the varicose vein. The glue seals off the vein and it hardens over time. Studies have shown that this method is as effective as radiofrequency ablation for varicose vein removal, and a lot more comfortable.

Reading laser vein treatment reviews online can be confusing, with differing opinions. Our experts take you through the procedures involved in laser vein treatment – and whether you can find other alternatives.

How do I choose a varicose vein specialist doctor near me?

Now that you know why you need a vein doctor and what kind of treatment to expect, the next step is choosing your ideal vein doctor. While this may not be an easy task, a few pointers must be kept in mind when you look for a vein doctor:

  • Choose a trained phlebologist: While any physician can treat vein disease, phlebologists are experts who have received special training in the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. Therefore, they would be better qualified to evaluate your veins, and offer you the right choices for treatment.
  • Choose a doctor who is skilled in minimally invasive vein treatment: A vein doctor who is skilled in minimally invasive vein treatment would always prefer that over vein stripping. This would make treating your varicose veins a quick, convenient and comfortable process!
  • Choose an experienced vein doctor: It goes without saying that a doctor who has performed the same procedure thousands of times is likely to give you better results. Choose a doctor who has treated several patients with vein conditions similar to yours!

The Vein Treatment Clinic has on board the nation’s foremost vein experts. Our vein doctors are board-certified physicians with accredited training in vein medicine, and are highly skilled in the latest and most advanced forms of vein treatment. To set up an appointment with one of our vein experts, click here, or call 855-386-0195.

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.

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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.
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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