How Effective Is Varicose Vein Treatment: A Vein Clinic In Wayne NJ Explains

June 27, 2020

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We understand that patient’s are rightly concerned about getting the right diagnosis and treatment for vein disease. Your vein health is incredibly important and having an experienced vein doctor can be the difference between relief and disappointment. To that end, we have put together this simple guide to help you find the best vein doctor for spider and varicose vein treatment.


Why Do Varicose Veins Form

The veins in our legs return blood to the heart as part of normal circulation.  The machinery for this process is quite remarkable given the challenges of bringing blood up from the floor against gravity.  To do this, veins have tiny valves that work like a ladder to keep blood moving toward your heart.

If the valves become dilated or damaged due to venous insufficiency, blood flow becomes impaired and the veins swell from the pooling of blood.   Swollen veins visible on the surface develop as spider veins and varicose veins.


Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Varicose vein symptoms can be present with both visible and non-visible veins on the surface of the skin.  Suggestions of vein disease include:

  • Swelling in your ankles and feet
  • Painful or heavy legs particularly at the end of the day
  • Charley horse or muscle cramps at nighttime
  • Discolored patches of skin particularly at the ankles or anterior shin region
  • Corona phlebectatica
  • Stasis dermatitis due to chronic inflammation from leg swelling


What Are Effective Varicose Vein Treatments

Modern vein treatments are far removed from the days past where large veins were surgically removed in a procedure known as “vein stripping.”  Today, the most effective treatments are minimally-invasive and performed directly within the office.  The most common forms of treatment are:

  • Vein Ablation: The gold standard of vein treatment involves catheter based delivery of heat energy to collapse the target vein.  Two different technologies are available but have similar results: Endovenous Radiofrequency Vein Ablation and Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA).  With vein ablation, surgical incisions are not necessary and the procedure can be completed with just simple, local anesthetic.
  • Foam Sclerotherapy: The FDA has approved Varithena for treatment of both truncal vein disease and large varicose veins. Varithena is a low-nitrogen, polidocanol foam dispensed from a proprietary canister device effective.  Varithena is injected as a microfoam without tumescent anesthesia.
  • Phlebectomy: Using tiny incisions, large and bulky veins can be directly removed using local anesthetic.
  • VenaSeal: The latest innovation in vein medicine involves catheter based delivery of a medical adhesive to the target vein. The diseased veins are fused closed and blood is shunted to healthier veins to improve venous circulation in the legs.


How Effective are Varicose Vein Treatments

Vein ablation is now the most frequently used therapy and is  the gold standard of treatment for venous insufficiency.  Most importantly, vein ablation has been associated with improved quality of life measures at 5 years and recurrence rates in comparison to traditional stripping procedures.  A meta-analysis on the different treatments for saphenous varicose veins demonstrated a success rate at 93% at 5 years of follow-up. As expected, vein ablation also demonstrated decreased time for recovery and less post-operative pain.

VenaSeal received approval after demonstrating non-inferiority to vein ablation on 5 year follow up. The effectiveness was found to be greater than 90% in the VeClose study.

Similarly, placebo-controlled trials have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of Varithena.

In Summary

Finding the right vein specialist is the most important step towards getting the right diagnosis and treatment. The Vein Specialist Centers are a premier destination for spider and varicose vein treatment. Our team of vein specialists have been carefully selected based on their training background, reputation, and favorability rating with patients. The experience has been great for our patients and we look forward to helping you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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Dr. Brotman O’Neill

Harvard Trained | Vascular Surgeon / Vein Specialist

Dr. Alissa Brotman O’Neill is an accomplished vascular surgeon and vein specialist and skilled in applying cutting-edge, minimally-invasive endovascular technology of the aorta and peripheral arteries.

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    01. Princeton

    10 Forrestal Road South
    Princeton, NJ
    08540

    02. Woodbridge Twp

    1200 Greene Street
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    08830

    03. Mt. Laurel

    4000 Church Road
    Mt. Laurel, NJ
    08054

    04. Paramus

    2 Sears Drive, Ste 101
    Paramus, NJ
    07652

    05. Clifton

    905 Allwood Road, Ste 105
    Clifton, NJ
    07012

    06. Wayne

    342 Hamburg Turnpike, Ste 202
    Wayne, NJ
    07470

    07. Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Road, Ste 2
    Freehold, NJ
    07728

    08. Springfield

    105 Morris Avenue, Ste 101
    Springfield, NJ
    07081

    09. Long Island

    560 Northern Blvd #204A
    Great Neck, NY
    11021

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    635 Madison Avenue
    Suite 1400
    New York, NY
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