Introducing the best spider vein and varicose vein clinic in LI.
The Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Clinic, LI, is widely considered the best state-of-the-art vein clinic in Long Island. We’re basing that statement on the fact that it has unanimous 5-star ratings and reviews from all patients, a clear indication of their exceptional vein care standards. Furthermore, the vein clinic also has a stellar reputation for providing comprehensive vein treatments that address the root cause of the patients’ vein problems. This may seem like an obvious thing, but it’s not — most vein clinics treat spider veins without addressing the root cause, leading to a high risk of recurrence.
Another factor that contributes to the vein clinic’s stellar reputation is its easy availability. The vein clinic has state-of-the-art offices in all parts of Long Island, including the south shore, north shore, and the Hamptons. The south shore vein clinic is located in Lindenhurst, right on the border of Suffolk County and Nassau County; the north shore vein clinic is located in Jericho, right beside the long island expressway and the Northern state parkway; the Hamptons vein clinic is located at 225 W Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. As such, you can schedule an appointment at your nearest vein clinic — wherever you may be.
Below, we describe the vein clinic’s comprehensive vein treatment process.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
Your spider and varicose vein treatment starts with an initial consultation with the board-certified vein doctors. They examine your leg veins, review your medical history, and discuss your symptoms. You should describe all your symptoms, such as leg heaviness, frequent leg cramps, throbbing leg veins, leg swelling, etc., because they indicate the presence (or absence) of underlying chronic venous insufficiency, i.e., the root cause of most vein problems.
Step 2: Vascular Imaging
The board-certified vein specialists will administer vascular imaging tests, such as Duplex Ultrasound, to confirm if you have underlying vein disease. They’ll use ultrasound technologies to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins. Venous insufficiency is a condition wherein the collapse of your vein valves makes blood flow backward and accumulate in your leg veins. The vascular imaging test will reveal the direction of blood flow in your leg veins, thereby diagnosing the underlying vein disease.
Step 3: Treatment Planning
Your spider and varicose vein treatment plans will be based on your diagnostic results, symptoms, goals, medical history, and insurance coverage options. The vein doctor will discuss all your vein treatment options, highlighting the unique advantages and disadvantages of all the vein treatments. They’ll also discuss insurance coverage possibilities with different vein treatments, giving you all the information to make an informed decision. As such, they curate highly personalized vein treatment plans.
Step 4: Vein Treatment
The primary vein treatment is only necessary for patients with underlying chronic venous insufficiency. At this stage, the vein doctor will recommend minimally invasive treatments that destroy the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. Once the diseased vein is neutralized, the accumulated blood reroutes to healthier leg veins, thereby restoring effective blood circulation to the heart. The vein doctor must treat underlying vein disease before treating spider veins and varicose veins.
The following is a brief description of the minimally invasive vein treatments:
- Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation: The vein specialist makes a small incision on the skin’s surface to insert a catheter into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. The catheter generates thermal energy to destroy the problematic vein.
- Endovenous Laser Ablation: The vein physician makes a small incision on the skin’s surface to insert a laser fiber into the affected vein under ultrasound guidance. The laser fiber generates laser energy to destroy the saphenous vein.
- MechanoChemical Ablation (ClariVein): The vein expert makes a small incision on the skin’s surface to insert a specialized catheter with a rotating tip. The catheter damages the vein’s walls while delivering sclerosant medication.
- VenaSeal: The vein doctor injects an FDA-approved medical-grade adhesive into the diseased vein. The vein glue fuses the diseased vein’s walls, making it harden, shrink, and get reabsorbed by the body.
Step 5: Cosmetic Treatment
The cosmetic vein treatment is meant for patients without underlying vein disease or after the primary vein treatment. At this stage, the vein doctor provides minimally invasive treatments that remove the visible spider veins and varicose veins from the skin’s surface, thereby restoring your legs’ gorgeous appearance. Cosmetic spider and varicose vein treatments only address the superficial leg veins, so they’re not suitable for treating chronic venous insufficiency.
The following is a brief description of the minimally invasive spider vein treatments:
- Sclerotherapy: The vein doctor injects a medicine called sclerosant into the spider veins. The sclerosant medicine fuses the spider veins’ walls, making them shrink and dissolve.
- Foam Sclerotherapy: The vein doctor injects a foamy sclerosant medicine into the varicose veins. The foam solution covers more space, making it suitable for varicose vein treatment.
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy: The vein physician makes small incisions on the skin’s surface to physically extract the superficial varicose veins from your legs.
Step 6: Aftercare & Recovery
Minimally invasive spider vein treatments and varicose vein treatments are in-office procedures that conclude within an hour with no downtime. As such, most patients seek treatment during their lunch break and resume work immediately after. Once the vein treatment is complete, your vein doctor will discuss the post-treatment recovery guidelines, following which you can resume your daily activities. However, you’ll have to wear compression stockings for a few weeks and avoid heavy lifting for a few days.