Understanding how to choose a vein treatment center

May 23, 2019

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Understanding how to choose a vein treatment center

If you have vein problems, don’t worry – you are not alone. An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from vein diseases and healthcare professionals take this very seriously. The internet offers you a vast plethora of advice, which may not always help – it can get confusing, with so many options to choose from. So how do you decide what treatment is right for you? Well, to do that, you will first need to understand what kind of vein disease you have – based on your symptoms and history. Your treatment, and the vein center you choose, will ultimately depend upon this.

Understanding your vein disease

If you have swollen ankles, a feeling of heaviness in your legs, or leg cramps, you might be suffering from a condition called chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition where the valves in your leg veins stop working efficiently. The top of your leg veins has one-way valves, which prevent the blood (that goes from the leg to the heart) from falling back into your legs due to gravity. If these valves don’t work, the blood pools in your legs and puts pressure on your leg veins, causing them to expand. The excess fluid in your legs is what causes the feeling of heaviness, and swelling of the legs.

Diagnosing your vein disease

If you suspect that you have one of the above venous disorders, you will need to visit a vein treatment center, where vein doctors will confirm the diagnosis. Based on your medical history and symptoms, the vein doctor may need an ultrasound image of your leg veins. This will help determine whether or not your leg vein valves are functioning properly, which will aid with the diagnosis. Once you know what kind of vein disease you have, the vein doctor can offer you one or more treatment options for your condition.

The right treatment for your vein disease

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, the best option for treatment is to remove the defective vein in its entirety. However, surgical vein stripping, which was once the commonest treatment, need not be your only option. A modern vein treatment center should be able to offer you minimally invasive procedures that can help destroy the defective vein form within, without actually removing it. This can be achieved through any one of the following procedures.

Varicose veins can appear as a result of chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition where the larger superficial veins bulge out due to the excess fluid pressure. They may appear twisted and swollen, and can throb painfully.

Spider veins are usually, but not always, related to the above two conditions. This happens when smaller veins in your leg expand. It does not bulge through the skin, but appears as multiple interconnected reddish or bluish streaks beneath the skin that looks like a spider’s web.

Whether you have varicose veins or spider veins, having expert care increases your chances of a permanent cure. Our experts tell you how to choose the best vein clinic in your area.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

This is the commonest advanced procedure that most vein doctors employ for treating varicose veins. Your leg is numbed, and the vein doctor makes a small incision in your leg to expose the defective vein. A radiofrequency catheter is inserted into the vein and activated This delivers heat from within, which causes the vein walls to melt and seal itself off from blood circulation. Blood re-routes through healthier veins, and the vein is eventually absorbed by the body over time.

Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA)

Also meant for varicose veins, this procedure is almost identical to radiofrequency ablation. Instead of a catheter, a laser fiber is inserted into the vein, which delivers heat through laser energy. This melts and destroys the vein. Both RFA and EVLA have comparable results, but some vein doctors prefer RFA because it causes less procedural discomfort than EVLA.

Venaseal

VenaSeal is a new, cutting-edge treatment option for varicose veins that is even more minimally invasive than the above options. This technique uses imaging guidance to advance a catheter directly your vein (no numbing injections, no skin nicks!). Medicated glue is then applied through this catheter throughout the length of the vein. This seals it off from blood circulation.

Clarivein

Clarivein is another state of the art option for varicose veins, not available at many vein treatment centers. This technique also avoids skin injections and incisions. Also done under ultrasound imaging guidance, a tiny rotating catheter is inserted into the vein. This contains a medicated solution that causes vein scarring, known as a sclerosing agent. The catheter can start to rotate once within the vein, which allows distribution of the sclerosing agent in all directions, throughout the length of the vein. This allows the vein to scar and seal off.

Sclerotherapy

This technique is most commonly used for spider veins. The sclerosing agent is directly injected into the defective spider vein through a syringe. Each vein that gets injected scars, and eventually gets absorbed and disappears.

Varithena

This is similar to sclerotherapy, but is employed for slightly larger spider veins, or residual varicose veins. This technique involves injecting special medicated foam into the defective vein, similar to a sclerosing agent. This allows the vein to scar and seal off from within.

If you are looking for a top vein treatment center that offers all the above modes of treatment, visit the Vein Treatment Clinic. With our main vein treatment center in New York and other multiple locations across the country, you can easily choose one that is the most convenient for you. VTC has on board some of the nation’s best board certified vein specialists, who make it their priority to offer personalized, top-quality vein care.

VTC is part of VIP Medical Group, a medical concern that dedicated itself to finding solutions to your vein problems and pain conditions. You can learn more about this group here.

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. 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.

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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.

Dr. Juan Montoya
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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

VEIN SPECIALIST | New York University

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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Dr. Namrata Khimani
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Dr. Caroline Novak
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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi
Dr. Juan Montoya
Dr. Carly Guthrie
Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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Dr. Juan Montoya
Dr. Carly Guthrie
Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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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

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

DOUBLE 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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