Varicose Vein Specialists
The Varicose Vein Specialists of Heart and Health Medical have decades of experience providing medical treatment for Varicose Veins. With the brand-new state of art Vascular Laboratory in Massapequa, New York, the varicose vein and vascular team of Heart and Health, led by Vascular Surgeon Dr. Tomasaula and Cardiologist Dr. David Kavesteen, provides the highest quality vascular diagnostic care and treatment in Long Island.
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What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just under the skin and usually occur in the legs, caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves. The condition is common and may form whenever blood pressure increases inside your veins.
When should you see a doctor for varicose veins?
Varicose veins can cause severe health problems if left untreated including rashes, infections, bleeding, sores, and blood clots. Schedule an appointment for diagnosis and treatment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms including the vein is swollen, red, tender, or warm to the touch.
What type of Doctor is a varicose vein specialist?
Vascular Surgeons are considered to be the primary specialist to provide treatment for Varicose Veins. Vascular surgeons are doctors that specialize in the treatment of all blood vessels with the exception of the heart, such as veins, arteries, capillaries, as well as the lymphatic system.
Is varicose vein surgery safe?
While all medical procedures have a level of risk, treatment of Varicose Veins is considered to be a light risk.
Varicose Vein Treatment Options
Heart and Health Medical has multiple procedures available for the treatment of varicose veins, our specialists work with the patients to design the optimal treatment plan. Generally, larger varicose veins are treated with a combination of ligation and stripping, laser treatment, and radiofrequency treatment. While smaller varicose veins and spider veins are usually treated with sclerotherapy or laser therapy on your skin.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment option for varicose veins, which is considered by many to be the top choice for smaller varicose veins as it generally has few serious complications. A vascular specialist injects a solution into the affected vein to reduce the appearance of the vein, as well as any pain, swelling, burning, or night cramps that may be occurring. Results typically appear with 2-4 weeks. Common temporary side effects include:
- Raised red areas
- Small skin sores
- Darkened skin in the form of lines or spots
- Multiple tiny red blood vessels
Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins is used to treat large varicose veins, and is a less painful option than vein ligation or stripping with very high success rates. The procedure has a recovery period of 2 – 6 weeks, the most common temporary side effects are swelling, bruising, change in skin color, and pain. Although they’re rare, complications can include blood clots, severe pain, infection, and scarring.
Vein stripping is an effective treatment for large varicose veins, the procedure is used to remove or tie off a large vein in the leg called the superficial saphenous vein. The procedure usually takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, and two to four weeks to recover.
Ambulatory phlebectomy is an outpatient procedure that removes superficial veins through small, slit-like incisions in the skin. A local anesthetic is used to numb the pain, the procedure generally takes 1 hour. While all medical procedures carry inherent risk, the risk for this procedure is considered to be low.
Endoscopic Vein Surgery is generally reserved for patients experiencing severe skin ulcers. The procedure entails the use of a small camera on a small tube, that is threaded by the vascular surgeon into the vein through a cut on the skin. The recovery time for this procedure is 2 to 6 weeks.
Foam sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive technique used to eliminate large varicose. The procedure involves injecting a foam sclerosant in a blood vessel to close it. The blood reroutes itself through healthy veins, restoring more normal blood flow. The procedure is considered to be safe and effective, temporary side effects may include cramping, bruising, and swelling.
Varicose Vein Specialists Near Me
Located at 6175 Sunrise Hwy, Massapequa, NY 11758
Varicose Vein Diagnosis & Testing
To diagnose varicose veins, your doctor will do a physical exam, including looking at your legs while you’re standing to check for swelling. Your doctor may also ask you to describe any pain and aching in your legs.
Duplex ultrasound is an imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to check for blockages in arteries and veins.