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What is a vein doctor called? What type of doctor treats Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

11/08/2020

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Varicose veins and spider veins are a common issue and a vein doctor who treats these issues is called a phlebologist. Many people assume they should seek vein treatment from primary care physicians, dermatologists, or cosmetic surgeons. They don’t realize that the issue is more than skin deep. Specialized vein doctors have the expertise needed to look beyond your symptoms, so they can uncover and diagnose underlying vein disease.

What Is a Vein Doctor Called?

Again, the technical term that a vein doctor is called is a phlebologist. These physicians specialize in diseases of the veins, and they come from a variety of backgrounds. However, to truly offer the highest quality of care for vein-related issues, phlebologists must have ultrasound experience and board certification with experience in vein disease.

Can Other Types of Doctors Treat Vein Disease?

At one time, surgery was the only option for managing vein disease. Your choices were to live with the symptoms or undergo an invasive procedure with long recovery time. Today, many different types of doctors offer vein disease treatment. Examples include vascular surgeons, practitioners of internal medicine, cardiologists, and anesthesiologists. This was made possible by significant advances in non-surgical methods of treating vein-related issues.

Though other types of doctors can treat vein disease, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they should. Because other specialties lack the education and experience of expert vein doctors, they are more likely to misdiagnose and simply treat symptoms instead of the underlying disease. In addition to making more accurate diagnoses, vein experts have extensive experience with the newest vein treatment methods. They have completed these procedures many, many times, and they have deep understanding when it comes to the most effective option for treating individual cases.

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What Causes Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Vein-related issues bring up a lot of questions aside from what is a vein doctor called. Some of the most frequently asked include “What are varicose veins?”, “What are spider veins?” and “What causes varicose and spider veins?”

Varicose veins and spider veins are vessels that have become engorged with blood. The extra blood puts excessive pressure on the walls of the veins, so you begin to notice them under the surface of your skin. Varicose veins appear swollen, twisted, raised, and knotted, while spider veins resemble a web or net of blue, red, or purple vessels.

Veins become engorged and take on the characteristics of varicose veins and spider veins when they are unable to move blood effectively. Their primary job is to facilitate the flow of deoxygenated blood to your heart, so that the heart can pump it to the lungs for a new supply of oxygen. The deoxygenated blood in the lower portion of your body has to travel against the pull of gravity to reach your heart. This is made possible by a series of one-way valves in your veins. The valves open to allow blood to pass through, then they close to prevent it from leaking backwards.

Over time, your valves can wear down or be damaged, which allows blood to trickle back through and collect in the lower part of your body. This condition is referred to as venous reflux. Veins become engorged, creating high levels of pressure within the vessels. The pressure damages the walls of your veins, leading to symptoms like varicose veins and spider veins. However, the unsightly appearance of varicose and spider veins is more than a cosmetic issue. When your veins are unable to transport blood properly as a result of faulty valves, you may be suffering from a disease known as chronic venous insufficiency.

 

What are the Consequences of Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency?

Aside from an unpleasant cosmetic appearance, varicose veins and the underlying venous insufficiency can lead to significant discomfort. You may be thinking that you don’t want a vein doctor called, because your varicose veins aren’t bothering you right now. However, even if you are currently pain-free, it is likely that you will eventually develop additional symptoms.

Examples of the symptoms that may develop over time include swelling in your legs and ankles, a feeling of weakness or heaviness in your lower half, and frequent leg cramps – particularly while you are sleeping. Other common symptoms include itchiness, thickening, and discoloration of the skin, restless leg syndrome, and in severe cases, leg ulcers. It is better to call a varicose vein doctor or a spider vein doctor when you first notice the issue, so that you can obtain an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment before your symptoms worsen.

What is the Best Way to Remove Varicose Veins?

Historically, varicose veins were treated with surgery, but today’s vein treatment options are minimally invasive. Most can be completed in your vein expert’s office, and they are finished within 15 – 30 minutes. You can typically return to your normal activities same-day. Three of the most popular varicose vein treatments include the following:

  • Sclerotherapy – Blocks diseased veins through the use of a medical injection. Blood is rerouted through healthy veins.
  • Radio Frequency Ablation – Closes unhealthy veins with a heat-based treatment. Tissue from closed veins is eventually reabsorbed by your body, eliminating the appearance of unsightly varicose veins and spider veins.
  • Venaseal (vein glue) – Seals diseased veins with a specialized vein glue.

If you have varicose veins or spider veins, don’t wait for more painful issues to develop. Consult with a dedicated vein physician right away. The experienced vein doctors at the Vein Treatment Center are devoted to your care. They will ensure that you are correctly diagnosed and that you understand all of your treatment options, so that you can work together to choose the treatment method that best fits your needs.

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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.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Harvard Trained   |   Spider & Varicose Veins Specialist

Dr. Namrata Khimani is a Harvard Trained Vein Disease specialist; she is known for improving patient wellness with an expert and personalized approach. Her focus is on spider and varicose vein removal, as well as alleviating the many symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency such as leg cramping, swelling and skin discoloration.

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.
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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.
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

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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