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Conditions & Treatments

Venous Disease

When your veins do not effectively return blood to your heart, pain, swelling and blot clots can result that can be serious and life-threatening. At Einstein, our board-certified vascular specialists are experts at treating a full range of venous conditions, including:

  • Chronic venous thrombosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Spider veins
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous ulcers
  • Venous unsufficiency

Treatment Options

Working closely with you, your doctor will create a personalized treatment plan that may include:

Many venous diseases can be treated with a range of non-invasive therapies, including medications, compression stockings, and lifestyle changes such as walking regularly, practicing good skin hygiene and maintaining a healthy weight.

During radiofrequency ablation, a catheter with a tiny heating element is used to close veins that are no longer working properly. This helps treat venous insufficiency and encourage healthy veins to grow and take their place.

Sclerotherapy is used to treat varicose and spider veins. Your doctor will inject saline or another solution into your veins, causing them to shrink, clot and get reabsorbed into your body. In addition to being a cosmetic treatment, this can also improve the efficiency of your other veins.

In more severe situations, such as when your veins are narrowed or blocked, your doctor may recommend a catheterization procedure to open up the blocked vein and place a stent inside to prevent it from closing.

 

Request an Appointment

Schedule an appointment today if you experience symptoms of vascular disease, or your primary care physician recommends that you see a specialist. Symptoms of vascular diseases include:

  • Swelling of your legs or ankles
  • Pain, itchiness or tightness in your legs
  • Pain when walking that stops when you rest
  • Twisted, enlarged veins that are close to the surface of your skin
  • Brown or hardened skin, or skin that looks red or blue


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Training, Education and Research

At Einstein, our vascular surgery team is actively invested in resident education.

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