Finding The Vein Clinic Near Me

Finding The Vein Clinic Near Me

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There are numerous vein clinics in South Jersey and fortunately, there is a great deal of expertise.  Choosing the right vein doctor is absolutely necessary to avoid costly treatments with little hope for success and avoiding potential complications.  We cannot emphasize enough the importance of knowing your vein doctor and his/her background in vascular medicine. While surgical treatments are no longer necessary for varicose veins, a board-certified physician with formal education in vascular surgery, interventional cardiology or interventional radiology is necessary to perform safe and effective minimally-invasive vein treatments.

This article is written by our expert vascular surgeon, Dr Brotman-O’Neill and explains the attention to detail and resources available at the best vein clinics.   Her insights will help your search in finding the best vein center wherever you might be.  Dr Brotman is the lead physician at our vein clinic in Mt. Laurel NJ and is a board-certified vascular surgeon with years of experience in vein disease management.

What Causes Leg Pain From Varicose Veins?

It’s not uncommon for patients to be amazed by the symptoms that can be explained by vein disease.  Venous insufficiency represents the underlying condition for many patients with symptomatic spider and varicose veins.

First and foremost, not all patients with varicose veins have pain.  Instead, common complaints are leg heaviness, leg swelling, restless legs.   These symptoms occur daily and get worse by the end of the day as blood tends to pool in the legs from poor venous circulation.  Importantly, this discomfort can be separate from where visible varicose veins are noted because it comes from below the surface.   In fact, some patients will be found to have venous insufficiency in the absence of visible varicose or spider veins. As such, surface treatment of spider veins and varicose veins performed using sclerotherapy provide little relief when venous insufficiency is present.  Spider veins and varicose veins can also be quite difficult to eliminate without addressing the underlying problem first.


How Do You Diagnose Varicose Veins?

Proper evaluation of vein disease requires the expertise of a vein specialist.  Unlike medical spa clinics or dermatologists, vein clinics are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of all presentations of vein disease.  This includes common complaints such as spider veins and varicose veins, but also the more insidious symptoms of leg pain, leg heaviness and leg swelling that can accompany venous insufficiency.  Venous insufficiency is a medical condition and needs a complete history and physical with accompanying diagnostic ultrasound to make an accurate assessment and treatment plan. Venous insufficiency is also covered by insurance with medical necessity and is conveyed to your insurance carrier with proper documentation and ultrasound images.


What Is The Best Treatment For Varicose Veins?

A lot of this will depend on the evaluation from your vein doctor and testing results from the duplex ultrasound.  Patients are often characterized into one of three categories (overlap is common as patient will express cosmetic goals along with symptoms of vein disease):

  • Cosmetic: Patients without underlying venous insufficiency or symptoms.  Primary treatment goal is the elimination of spider and reticular veins using sclerotherapy or laser removal.
  • Symptomatic Venous Insufficiency: Patients will benefit from treatment for the underlying condition.  In the absence of leg ulcerations or swelling, the primary treatment is exercise, weight loss (if needed), and compression grade 2 medical stockings.  If conservative measures have not controlled symptoms, then medical treatments are evaluated
  • Advanced venous insufficiency: These patients present with further signs of vein disease (CEAP 4-6) which includes leg edema, stasis dermatitis, skin discoloration, or venous leg ulcerations.  Bleeding varicose veins are also a sign of advanced vein disease and compression stockings alone are likely to be insufficient for resolution of symptoms.

Premier vein clinics are accustomed to treating all varieties of vein disease and have the diagnostic tools to make an accurate assessment of your condition that matches the anatomy seen on ultrasound.  Over treatment is common in vein clinics where symptoms and ultrasound findings are not thoroughly examined. In such instances, patients are advised several unnecessary treatments without addressing the primary goals of the patient.  Our vein clinics are managed by board-certified vascular experts formally trained in endovascular medicine. Additionally, our ultrasounds are performed by certified techs and only interpreted by in-house registered vascular physicians (RPVI credentials).  This guarantees the highest quality of vein care.

What Is The Newest Treatment For Varicose Veins?

The most surprising fact to many patients seeking varicose vein removal is that surgery is not needed.   Modern vein treatments offer patients only minimally-invasive solutions resulting in no downtime, no scars, and virtually no pain.    Our favorite techniques are found at all the best vein clinics and are reviewed here:

  • Radiofrequency ablation: Catheter-based technology that delivers radiofrequency generated heat to the blood vessel walls.  The procedure is done with only small amounts of local anesthetic and can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
  • VenaSeal: This is the latest innovation in vein treatment and is equally effective as RF ablation.  VenaSeal is also a catheter-based technology. However, unlike ablation, the catheter is used to inject a medical adhesive that fuses the diseased vein closed. As such, it requires no tumescence for anesthesia.
  • Sclerotherapy: A medicated solution is injected in either liquid or aerated form (foam sclerotherapy). This medication acts as a sclerosant and disrupts the walls of diseased veins causing them to collapse and eventually be absorbed.
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy: This requires the most skill and patience, but still is minimally invasive.  Tiny incisions are made over large, protuberant veins so that they can be directly removed.  Unlike stripping, these procedures are done within the office and patients do not require any downtime.  The best part, any large visible varicose veins are immediately removed leading to dramatic skin improvements.
  • Clarivein: Another catheter-based technique with some special uses in certain varicose vein anatomy.  In this case, mechanical force and sclerosant are used to eliminate diseased veins. Interesting fact, our very own Dr. Brotman was present for the first ClariVein® procedure on humans in the United States.

Why Mt Laurel Vein Center?

The Mt Laurel Vascular Center is a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center for both simple and complex vein disease.   Patients from across the Central and South New Jersey region seek out our expert advice on the management of spider veins, as well as more advanced symptoms such as leg swelling and leg ulcerations.  Our physicians and experience are what set us apart from other vein clinics in Mt Laurel NJ where we offer the latest technologies in varicose vein treatment.  Our recognitions include NJ Top Doc, Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and Inside NJ Top Docs.  Dr Brotman-O’Neill also serves as President Elect of the New Jersey Vascular Surgical Society.  She is a true expert in the field of vascular medicine and proudly leads our vein clinics in New Jersey.

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