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Our attentive staff look forward to taking care of you at the Vein Specialist Centers. The minute you walk into our vein treatment clinic, you will be welcomed and assisted by our staff of highly-trained professionals.

America’s leading team of Ivy League-trained vein specialists

The Vein Specialist Centers represent a new age of spider and varicose vein treatment. In bringing together board-certified experts in vascular surgery and cardiovascular specialties, we have put together an expert team to provide the most experience and skill. Our collaborative approach is balanced to provide an optimal plan customized to preferences and goals for each patient. We welcome you and your families to schedule a consultation and make the best choices for your care.

Dr. Alissa Brotman

Dr. Brotman O’Neill is recognized as a leader in the field of venous disease, including varicose veins and disorders of the deep venous system. She was present for the first venous ClariVein procedure on humans in the United States and was the first to perform this technique in Mercer County, NJ.

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director of our vein treatment centers in New Jersey. He has consistently been voted as a Top Doctor in New Jersey by Jersey’s Choice and Castle Connolly. As one of the best vein doctors in New Jersey, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments.

Dr. Simon Smith

Dr. Simon Smith maintains five board certifications including cardiovascular medicine and Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation (RPVI). His post-fellowship focus has been on the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease and varicose veins. Dr. Smith is a well respected vein specialist and expert with the latest technologies.

Dr. Claudia Rios-Datta

Dr. Rios-Datta is a pioneer in cryo-sclerotherapy, which quickly turned spider vein treatments into pain-free, minimally invasive, outpatient procedures in 2000. As a result, the media crowned her the “Vein Queen” during its coverage of the breakthrough medical advancement.

Board-Certifed Vein Doctors

Your journey for vein wellness begins with the right team.  Our top-rated vein specialists are experts in modern vein treatment solutions for spider and varicose veins.

Our offices

We pride ourselves on providing the best spider vein and varicose vein treatments to patients in New Jersey and New York

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

10. Central Park East

635 Madison Avenue
Suite 1400
New York, NY
10022

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

10. Central Park East, NYC

635 Madison Avenue
Suite 1400
New York, NY
10022

Vein Specialist Centers Blog

What Is A Vein Specialist Called?

Vein Specialist Near Me?

vein specialist is a doctor that specializes in treating varicose veins and the underlying condition, venous insufficiency.  Ideally, your vein doctor should have completed formal training in endovenous procedures during his/her residency and fellowship training.  Qualified vein specialists will possess a training background in vascular surgery, interventional radiology or interventional cardiology. A recognition of competency is gained with board-certification in one of these specialties that is readily available to discerning patients.  Other specialties including pain management, internal medicine, or family medicine do not hold any formalized training in surgical or minimally-invasive endovascular procedures.  Their board-certifications are well deserved, however not in the treatment of varicose veins.

In vein practices across the country, your vein doctor can be categorized in one of three ways:

Who Is The Best Vein Doctor By Specialty?

If you have varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency, the best type of doctor to see is an ABMS board-certified specialist with a focus on varicose vein disease management. The physician you select should be highly trained and have specialty-specific training in vascular disease.

It’s true that not all vein doctors are vascular surgeons, however considering that vascular disease management requires a significant amount of experience and skill, we recommend you see formally trained vein doctors with board certification in either vascular surgery, interventional radiology or interventional cardiology.

Vascular Surgeons

Vascular surgeons possess formalized training backgrounds in the management of vascular disease, both arterial and venous.  Vascular surgeons must complete 5 years of general surgery training followed by 2 years in sub-specialty training for vascular medicine.   In doing so, vascular surgeons undergo rigorous training in the diagnosis and management of surgical disease including endovascular, minimally invasive techniques.  Cardiology and interventional radiology fellowships often work in collaboration with vascular surgery programs to provide in-depth training for trainees. With the completion of the training program, vascular surgery fellows will be tested for ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) board-certification to demonstrate their competency in the management of venous and arterial disease.  This includes recognition as a board-certified expert to diagnose and treat varicose vein disease.

Advantages of Vascular Surgeon:

  • Board-certified vascular specialists with completion of intensive residency and fellowship training for vascular medicine
  • Best-suited to manage both simple and complex vein disease due to breadth of training
  • Can provide complete care for both pre and post-procedure management
  • Maintain hospital privileges for vascular medicine (Hospital accreditation for vascular medicine is based on board-certifications in ABMS-only recognized specialties)

Need to Consider:

  • Every training program has different exposures to endovascular treatments.  Varicose vein disease is now managed with minimally-invasive techniques rather than vascular surgery.  Be certain that your vascular surgeon treats vein disease with modern, non-surgical techniques when appropriate

Whom Should You See For Varicose Veins?

Our varicose vein specialists at the Princeton Vascular Center can be trusted to provide the right skills and experience for vein treatment.  Our doctors are skilled in all minimally invasive treatment methods, including sclerotherapyradiofrequency ablation (RFA)endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), Varithena and Ambulatory Phlebectomy. When you meet one of our varicose vein specialists, you can expect an individualized treatment plan that will not only help you feel good but also look refreshed.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced varicose vein specialist, get in touch with the Princeton Vascular Center today.  Our vein doctors are recognized leaders in the field of diagnosing and treating vein disease.   For your convenience, the Princeton Vascular Center has multiple state-of-the-art facilities across NJ to eliminate varicose veins and cure chronic venous insufficiency.

Phlebologists

Phlebologists have varied backgrounds including general surgery, internal medicine, pain management, cardiologists and even vascular surgery.   The American Board of Phlebology was only established in 2007 with the goal of setting standards of vein practice but is not ABMS recognized. Phlebologists with this certification do not need to complete any formalized training programs in vascular medicine but can obtain “board-certification”  simply by passing a written test. As stated above, vascular training can only be formally obtained during a fellowship in vascular surgery, cardiology or interventional radiology. During these programs, trainees undergo supervised education over several years learning technical competency and safe practices for endovascular procedures.  Other residency programs including internal medicine, pain management, and family medicine simply do not provide this level of training as it is outside the scope of their practice. As such, board certification in phlebology or ABVLM (American Board of Vascular and Lymphatic Medicine) does not imply the completion of formal training in vascular medicine.  Phlebologists without training in either vascular surgery, cardiology or interventional radiology should not be automatically assumed as vascular specialists. In many instances, the procedural training for phlebologists may be limited to just weekend development courses hosted by industry.

Advantages of Phlebologists

  • A limited number of physicians who have also completed formalized training programs in either vascular surgery, interventional radiology or invasive cardiology.

Need to Consider 

  • Phlebologists should be examined for backgrounds in ABMS recognized specialties such as interventional cardiology or vascular surgery
  • A written examination is the only requirement for obtaining ABVLM certification
  • Phlebologists with incomplete training are not required to be experts in vascular management

Vein Specialist

A vein specialist is used by many practicing vein doctors with varied backgrounds similar to phlebologists.  Again, it should be emphasized that a vein specialist should have ABMS recognized board-certification in one of three specialties: Invasive cardiology, vascular surgery or interventional radiology to demonstrate the highest level of competency in vascular disease management.  ABVLM board-certification or alternatively board certification in non-vascular specialties such as internal medicine, family medicine or dermatology do not include supervised training during residency/fellowship for endovascular procedures including its potential complications.  And while modern varicose vein treatment no longer requires surgery, it does not imply that a vascular specialist is not recommended.

Advantages of Vein Specialists

  • Vein Specialists are ideally ABMS board-certified in either vascular surgery, invasive cardiology or interventional radiology
  • Interventional specialties possess unique skills for minimally-invasive techniques learned during rigorous training programs

Finding The Best Vein Doctor – A Vascular Surgeon’s Perspective

Are you suffering from unsightly spider or varicose veins? Do they seem to be getting worse with each passing month? Are symptoms of tired, achy legs starting to affect your sleep or work? If so, you might have the same question many other patients have about vein disease—” Where is the best vein doctors near me?”

Vein Disease, also known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency, is a medical condition in which your vein circulation is affected and blood tends to pool in your lower legs due to dysfunctional valves. The symptoms are progressive when the underlying process goes untreated.

If left untreated, vein disease can lead to complications like bleeding, leg ulcers, skin infections, and deep vein thrombosis.

But how and where do you find the best vein doctor in your area? Well, as a general rule, you need to be aware of the qualities that separate a great vein practice from the others. In this article, we’ll answer your question on “where to find the best vein doctor near me”.
Qualities of the Best Vein Treatment Center

What is a Vein Clinic?

The veins in your body play an essential part in circulation; they are responsible for carrying the blood back to your heart. When the valves in the veins are unhealthy, the blood flow is partially reversed, which leads to blood pooling in your legs instead of being carried to your heart. Blood pooling in the legs veins is known as vein insufficiency or vein disease.

Several factors can contribute to vein insufficiency, for example, family history, age, blood clots, and pregnancy. One in three Americans over the age of 45 has some vein disease.

Some vein insufficiency symptoms include leg pain, night cramps, swelling, heaviness in the legs, eczema, spider veins, and varicose veins. If untreated, vein insufficiency can result in more severe conditions affecting the skin’s integrity and producing changes in the color of the skin and even skin ulceration.

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