Are you planning to visit a Vein Treatment Center in New York? Check this with your doctor first!
June 30, 2020
Before you get varicose veins treatment in Manhattan: check if you have chronic venous insufficiency.
If you have varicose veins or spider veins, the first thing any vein doctor would advise would be to get screened for a vein condition called chronic venous insufficiency at the vein center. Why is this important? Because CVS is the most common reason varicose veins and spider veins develop in the first place. Unfortunately, many individuals may not be aware that they have this vein condition.
What is chronic venous insufficiency?
This is a disease that affects large, superficial veins of your legs, the saphenous veins, which extend from your lower leg all the way up to your thigh. Normally, these veins drain the impure blood out from the legs, and sends it up to the heart – a tough job, because the blood literally need to defy gravity to move upwards. To help with this, the saphenous veins have tiny, one-way doors called valves in them. Once blood is pushed upwards, these valves close and form a tight seal, preventing blood from tricking down again into the legs.
In CVS, however, these valves become weak and do not shut tightly enough. This causes blood to accumulate in the veins of the lower leg. These veins expand under pressure, and bulge outwards, and become distorted. This is what you see on the surface as varicose veins. Smaller veins beneath the skin may become damaged and take on a purplish appearance beneath the skin – these are spider veins.
How would you know if you have chronic venous insufficiency?
When you get CVS, you develop certain characteristic symptoms, which you may not actually connect with your varicose veins. Some of these include:
- Aching, heavy feet at the end of a long day
- Swollen ankles after you sit or stand for long periods
- Throbbing pain that runs all along the length of your leg
- Sudden leg cramps
If you develop any of these symptoms, be sure to report it to your vein specialist! Your vein specialist will then run a simple, non-invasive investigation called the duplex ultrasound. This will allow the vein physician to view the pattern of blood flow in the veins, and whether any blood appears to be moving in the wrong direction.
Varicose veins treatment NYC: Does the treatment plan change if you have chronic venous insufficiency?
Yes, your vein treatment does depend on whether or not you have CVS! You see, if you just opt for varicose vein removal, the defective saphenous vein still remains, which will continue to send more blood into your legs, and force the formation of new varicose veins. Also, even of you do not have any painful symptoms, they will appear – and get progressively worse over time. To avoid this, you need to get to the root of the problem, which means addressing the saphenous vein.
So, when you have CVS, the vein doctor will not immediately treat your visible varicose veins and spider veins. Instead, he or she will perform a small, minimally invasive treatment procedure in the region of your thigh, which is where the saphenous vein is present. Tis procedure usually seals off the entire vein, so that blood can no longer flow through it at all. The blood is then forced to find its way to the heart through deeper, healthier veins, that do their job properly. So, the excess blood will drain off and your symptoms will subside. If you do have visible varicose veins or spider veins after this, they will be addressed separately.
Be aware: If you are getting varicose vein and spider vein treatment in NYC, the presence of CVS may impact your insurance coverage!
By themselves, varicose veins and spider veins may be considered a cosmetic’ problem, ad your insurance may not cover treatment. However, chronic venous insufficiency is considered an actual disease, as it can cause serious health issues and affect the quality of your life. So, this would make your vein treatment eligible for insurance coverage! You will need to provide proof of the condition, though, such as the vein doctor’s ultrasound report.
The Vein Treatment Clinic New York: Get your vein condition diagnosed and treated by some of the nation’s top vein experts!
VTC, one of the leading vein centers of America, has its flagship location in New York. This vascular vein center offers advanced, high quality treatment for vein conditions, which includes varicose veins, spider veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Our Varicose Vein Treatment Center has a team of board certified physicians who have vast amounts of experience in detecting and treating vein conditions. We are also equipped with cutting edge equipment, which allows us to offer the entire spectrum of advanced, minimally invasive treatment procedures for varicose and spider veins.
The Vein Treatment Clinic, Manhattan is conveniently located in Midtown, easy to access from Grand Central station, Penn Station, and three different subway lines. We are also located very close to the Empire State Building. If you have any queries, or would like to schedule an appointment with a vein doctor at our New York location, you can book an appointment online, or call 855-807-4936.
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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
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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