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Things to know before choosing a vein dr near you in Chicago?

Feb 8, 2020
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A top medical center explains about vein diseases and treatments, and tells you how to choose a vein dr near you in Chicago.

When you have varicose veins

Varicose veins are large veins that bulge out from the surface of your skin. They can be greenish, bluish or dark purple and often have a twisted or knotted appearance. These veins are stretched, and often feel uncomfortable, especially if you bump them against something. Varicose veins usually form when you have a problem with the main superficial veins on your legs – a condition called chronic venous insufficiency. A doctor at a reputed vein clinic should be able to diagnose this.

When you have chronic venous insufficiency

So what is CVS? Chronic venous insufficiency, or CVS, is a disease of the large superficial veins of your legs, called the saphenous veins. These veins have one-way doors, called valves, which help carry blood back to the heart against gravity. When blood flows past, the valves shut, preventing back-flow of blood. In CVS, however, these valves malfunction and become leaky. As a result, blood leaks down into your legs and starts to collect there, putting excess pressure on the smaller veins in your legs and causing them to bulge out. This is what actually causes varicose veins to form.

You can develop several painful symptoms due to CVS, which you may not realize, and put down to ageing. These include throbbing pain in your legs, heaviness in your feet, and swollen ankles. Fatigue is also common.

When you have spider veins

Wait… really? Most people don’t even consider spider veins a real problem. They’re just tiny blemishes on your legs, and are more cosmetically annoying than anything else… right?

Turns out, that may not really be the case. If these spider veins are on your legs, there’s a good chance that they are forming because of chronic venous insufficiency. In fact, a cluster of spider veins located on the inside of your ankle is probably indicative of advanced vein disease. So even if your problem with those purplish or bluish blemishes is merely the appearance, you should see a vein doctor to evaluate whether or not you have underlying venous insufficiency.

Okay, so I need to find a vein dr near me in Chicago… what happens next?

Once you decide you need to see a vein doctor, it is natural to wonder what will happen next. At your initial appointment, the nurse or doctor will probably record your medical history, and evaluate your current symptoms. The vein doctor will examine your leg veins to determine what kind of vein disease you have.

You will probably need a duplex ultrasound

This is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows the vein doctor to evaluate blood flow within your veins. The vein doctor will be able to find if you have significant blood trickling in the wrong direction, and will be able to ‘back-track’ your varicose veins to find out which of the larger saphenous veins has defective valves. This is important to pan the right sort of treatment for you.

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The vein doctor will put together a tailored treatment plan, just for you.

Based on your history and duplex ultrasound, the vein doctor will put together a customized treatment plan for you. If you have CVS, you will need treatment to shut down the defective saphenous veins. This is done using minimally invasive treatment procedures. These procedures aim at sealing off the defective vein from within. Since the blood can no longer flow through the sealed vein, it finds an alternate route to the heart through deeper, healthier veins. Once blood stops flowing through the vein, it becomes defunct, shrinks, and disappears over a period of time.

Some minimally invasive treatment procedures that your vein doctor may suggest include:

  • Radiofrequency ablation: Heat delivered into your vein using a catheter seals it off from within
  • Endovenous laser ablation: Laser energy is delivered through a catheter to seal off the vein.
  • VenaSeal: Medicated glue, injected directly into your vein blocks it up.
  • ClariVein: A tiny, rotating catheter is implanted into the vein. This catheter disperses a medicated solution (sclerosant) throughout the vein.
  • Varithena: Foam based sclerosant is used, which automatically disperses throughout the vein. used for medium sized veins.
  • Sclerotherapy: Used to seal off spider veins. Sclerosant is directly injected into the vein.

I need help finding a vein dr near me in Chicago!

While getting your vein conditions treated is a fairly simple affair, choosing a vein doctor may not be that easy. There are several things you need to evaluate before you settle on a vein doctor. Does your doctor have a certification in vein medicine? Did your vein doctor train at a reasonably good medical school? Is your vein doctor skilled and experienced enough to handle your case? And above all…. Can you get comfortable with this doctor?

Easy solution: Get a consultation at the Vein Treatment Clinic. At VTC, we have on board some of the state’s leading vein doctors, who are experts at state of the art, minimally invasive vein treatment. At our Chicago location, VTC is headed by Dr. Caroline Novak. Not only is she a certified diplomate in Vein Medicine, she trained at Northwestern University – the finest medical school in the Chicago area. Dr. Novak also has special expertise in vascular imaging, which makes her especially good at diagnosing and treating vein disease.

If you would like to consult with Dr. Novak, or our other expert vein doctors, you can call 855-248-8609, or book an appointment online.

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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.

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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. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

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.

Dr. Simon Smith
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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

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 | 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.

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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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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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.
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Simon
Smith MD

NJ Vein Specialist
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

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 >>
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Things to know before choosing a vein dr near you in Chicago? ultima modifica: 2020-02-09T00:40:16-05:00 da VA