Ever wondered why vein disease needs treatment? A top vascular surgeon explains.

July 2, 2019
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Reason 1: Correcting the defects in your veins cannot be done from outside

To understand why vein disease needs treatment, you need to know what causes vein disease in the first place. The veins in your legs return blood back to your heart. As this job needs to be done against gravity, the top of your veins have tiny, one-way valves attached. The job of these valves is to see that the impure blood that goes past to heart does not fall back again into the leg. In vein disease, also known as chronic venous insufficiency, these valves malfunction. As a result, blood begins to pool in your leg veins, causing them to expand under pressure. the pressure also forces blood to flow into smaller veins and cause them to appear under the skin as fine spider-webs (spider veins), or as twisted, bulging ropes (varicose veins).

Since the main defect is within the vein itself, this problem cannot be corrected from the outside. The only way to stop blood from pooling in the leg is to ensure that blood no longer travels through the defective vein in the first place. This can only be achieved if you visit a vein specialist; Lifestyle changes and home remedies will not have any effect on the defective vein itself.

Reason 2: Getting your vein disease treated can make you look and feel better.

Both varicose veins and spider veins look unsightly. You may also notice red, beefy discoloration on the skin overlying the vein. Besides the appearance, these vein conditions are also associated with several uncomfortable symptoms, such as heaviness, aching, or even cramping in your legs. Your ankles may be swollen and you may suffer from generalized fatigue. Overall, vein disease can dramatically reduce your quality of life, without you being aware of the actual cause. Treated varicose veins would make you feel less tired, and more capable of an active lifestyle. The visibility of the veins also disappears over time, making your legs look better and younger than before!

Reason 3: Left untreated, vein disease can cause serious consequences

Because vein disease causes pooling of impure blood in the legs, the flow of healthy blood to the legs is compromised, which impairs the body’s wound healing capabilities in this region. Even if you get a minor scrape or an abrasion, it may take ages to heal, and can even turn into a long-standing venous ulcer. A direct injury to the varicose vein itself can cause profuse bleeding that is difficult to control. Another serious complication is stagnation of blood in the leg veins, which can cause it to clot. If blood clots travel through circulation to reach the heart and lungs, there can be potentially fatal consequences.

Before your vein disease reaches these stages, it is essential that you get your vein disease evaluated and treated at a reputed vein treatment center.

What is the best treatment that works for vein disease?

The best treatment often depends on the type and extent of the vein disease that you have. Before determining the best possible mode of treatment, a vein specialist would examine your legs, and evaluate the condition of your leg veins using an ultrasound. Modern treatment for varicose veins or spider veins involves sealing the vein off so that blood can no longer flow through it. You will probably need one or more of the following treatment options.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA):

The vein specialist will numb your skin and make a tiny nick over the vein. A radiofrequency catheter is inserted into the defective vein. When activated, the catheter delivers heat energy to the vein walls. This causes them to melt and stick together, which stops blood flowing through the vein. Once the vein becomes non0functinal, it eventually gets absorbed over time by the body.

VenaSeal:

Venseal is a unique, least invasive technique that treats vein disease quickly and effectively. Medicated glue is injected into the defective vein. This fuses the vein walls together and seals off the defective vein.

Endovenous Laser ablation (EVLA):

This is just like RFA, except that a laser fiber is used instead of a radiofrequency catheter. Laser energy may cause more discomfort during the procedure as compared to heat, so vein specialists prefer RFA on the whole.

Sclerotherapy:

This involves injecting a medicated solution, called a sclerosant, directly into your veins. The sclerosant irritates the vein calls, causing them to scar and stick together. The sclerosant works only in small areas, so it can only be used for smaller veins such as spider veins.

Varithena:

A medicated foam, similar to the sclerosant, is injected directly into your veins. The foam tends to disperse over a wider area, so it can be used for medium sized veins.

ClariVein:

This is a new technique, where a tiny catheter, that disperses sclerosant, is directly implanted into your vein. The catheter rotates in all directions, and moves throughout the length of the vein.  This allows it to be used for the larger veins.

All the above vein treatment procedures are minimally invasive, and can be performed at the vein clinic in under an hour. They require practically no recovery time. To find out more about vein treatment, or to speak to one of our specialists, call 855-386-0195, or book an appointment online.

Meet our certified diplomate team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

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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