Are you putting off seeing a vein specialist about your varicose veins or spider veins? If so, you’re not alone. Although over 25 million people in the United States suffer from circulation disorders, many people consider varicose veins and spider veins to be merely a cosmetic issue, so they delay seeking screening or treatment. Patients may also avoid seeing a vein specialist because they believe treatment would be be complicated, time-consuming and painful.
What three myths about vein disease treatment should Manhattan residents be aware of?
Myth #1: Varicose veins are merely a cosmetic problem.
Varicose veins and spider veins are a symptom of venous insufficiency, which, if left untreated, can have some serious medical consequences. In addition to the symptoms of tiredness, aching and heaviness, patients with varicose veins run the risk of developing multiple complications. Some of them are trophic ulcers and non-healing wounds, thrombophlebitis (blood clots), infections, bleeding, edema (swelling) and even skin malignancies.
Myth #2: Vein disease treatment means going to a hospital and having major surgery.
Some of us know patients who had varicose vein treatment decades ago, and they heard the experience was quite difficult, usually involving a hospital visit and lengthy recovery times. With the latest technologies, all that has changed. Vein disease treatment in Manhattan is now performed on an outpatient basis, right in the doctor’s office. Painless ultrasound permits the visualization of veins below the surface of the skin, and guides accurate delivery of vein disease treatments to the precise location needed, with no need for general anesthetics. Contemporary modalities of vein disease treatment are safe, effective, painless and quick. They are performed in the office, take minutes, and do not require either pre-procedure preparations or post-procedure recovery. There are also no restrictions or limitations of physical activity or any other changes in the life style after the procedure is done. The most importantly, however, the results are permanent!
Myth #3: I don’t have time for vein disease treatment.
All procedures, including radiofrequency ablation, ClariVein® obliteration, photocoagulation, microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and endovenous LASER therapy and many others are performed right in our NYC vein treatment center within thirty minutes. Because you won’t need general anesthesia and won’t have surgery (there is no incision involved), you’ll be back on your feet and on your way immediately after any of the procedures with no restrictions or limitations.
The first step to debunking these myths about vein disease treatment is to call our office at (212) 575-8346 and make an appointment at the New York Vein Treatment Center. Dr. Lev Khitin, cardiovascular surgeon, is a pioneer in the field of vascular diseases. He leads a team of highly trained professionals who are dedicated to providing caring, compassionate treatments to patients in the Manhattan area. We’d be delighted to meet you and show you around our beautiful Upper East Side / Sutton Place office.