Varicose Veins 101: What are Varicose Veins and What is the name of a Vein Doctor near me who treats them?

Aug 27, 2018

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Estimates suggest that 50% of people will suffer from varicose veins at some point in their life. While surgery used to be an effective treatment solution for varicose veins, today’s modern technology allows doctors to use less invasive endovascular treatments to treat varicose veins. Technically, a vein doctor is named a phlebologist, but thanks to the shift in treatment solutions, a broader selection of doctors and specialists, including vascular surgeons, cardiologists, internal medicine doctors and anesthesiologists, can treat varicose veins.

Ultimately, this gives patients more options. When searching online for a vein doctor name in your area, be sure to find one that has ultrasound experience, is board certified, and has experience treating vein disease. You also want to find a doctor that is kind and compassionate with a thoughtful bedside manner to help guide you through the varicose vein treatment process.

Here’s a look at the answers to some of the most common questions about varicose veins. This information will allow you to learn more about varicose veins and help you find the right doctor when you are ready to perform an online search for “vein doctor name” in your area.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are large, discolored, swollen veins noticeable just under the skin. The veins usually display a twisted pattern. Varicose veins most commonly appear on the legs, but they can occur anywhere on the body. Spider veins are very similar to varicose veins, except they are usually smaller in size (under 3 mm).

What causes Varicose Veins?

Veins are an extremely important part of the body because they help carry blood to the heart. The heart then pumps your blood to your lungs, where it picks up oxygen. From the lungs, your blood is carried throughout your body via your arteries. Your blood is then sent through your capillaries, which are small blood vessels, where the oxygen is released to your body’s tissues. The blood is then returned to your heart through your veins to start the process over again.

Your veins have a one-way valve, which helps to ensure that your blood flows properly to your heart without heading in the wrong direction. If these valves become damaged or weakened, such as what happens when a person experiences venous reflux or chronic venous insufficiency, your blood may not flow properly. Without the valve pushing your blood to move steadily towards your heart, your blood can back up in your veins. This backup causes your blood to pool at various locations in the vein, which in turn causes the vein to expand and swell.

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What are the consequences of Varicose Veins?

For many people, one of the most unpleasant consequences of varicose veins is their appearance. The swollen, twisted veins are visible just under the skin. Due to its appearance, some people avoid wearing shorts, dresses and swimming suits. Besides its unpleasant appearance, varicose veins also can cause pain, achiness, and heaviness. In many cases, people do not even associate this pain and discomfort with varicose veins until they are diagnosed by a doctor.

Some people have even experienced dermatitis, which is a type of skin rash on their legs and ankles. In severe cases, a person with varicose veins may have thrombophlebitis, which is a blood clot just under the surface of the skin.

What is the best way to remove Varicose Veins?

Not that long ago, surgery was deemed to be the best treatment option for people suffering from varicose veins. Fortunately, modern medicine has changed this. Today, there are several minimally invasive treatment options available to those with varicose veins. Most of these treatments work to close off the damaged vein in order to reroute your blood to healthy veins.

Sclerotherapy

This treatment option is ideal for those with smaller varicose veins and/or spider veins. Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a liquid chemical into the affected vein. The liquid chemical is designed to close off the vein and help it fade away. In many cases, several treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, are required to remove the varicose veins. After each treatment, your vein doctor will wrap the treated leg to prevent excessive swelling and to promote healing.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation, also referred to as endovenous ablation therapy is typically an outpatient procedure. The idea of this treatment option is to use lasers (radiofrequency) to heat the vein and close it off. The doctor will start by numbing the area to be treated. The doctor will then make a small cut in the skin and insert a tiny tube called a catheter. The end of the catheter is heated so that the damaged vein can be closed off.

Venaseal (Vein Glue)

Instead of using heat or chemicals to close off your damaged vein, Venaseal uses a special adhesive. Your doctor will use ultrasound images to direct him to the right veins and then use an injection to seal the vein at several points. This permanent sealant will close off the vein without the need of surgery.

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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.

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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!

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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