Vein Treatments in Northern New Jersey
At Advanced Vascular Vein Care, we understand that many of the symptoms of vein problems can affect your quality of life and that there is no reason you should have to live with these. Whether your concern is cosmetic or symptomatic, or for issues ranging from unsightly and painful veins to fatigue and leg discomfort or swelling and skin discoloration, a visit with our vein specialists will be able to determine what treatments would be most appropriate and effective for you.
The consultation is quick and easy and will typically include an ultrasound examination and a complete treatment plan. We are a full-service Vein Care practice, so we are prepared to answer all of your questions and provide you with treatment options best for you.
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Vein Treatment Services
Duplex Ultrasound Is a Non-Invasive Evaluation of Blood Flow Throughout Veins.
Duplex ultrasound has changed the way venous conditions are diagnosed and treated today. This device uses sound waves to painlessly look at the flow of blood throughout the venous system. It evaluates patients with varicose veins or symptoms of venous disease to accurately diagnose your problem and then design the best-individualized treatment plan.
The non-invasive test usually takes 30 minutes or less to complete and is performed with vascular technologists in the office. Gel is placed over the affected area, and a small wand is moved over the surface of the skin. This wand uses sound waves to create images of the veins and blood flow. In most cases, this procedure is performed while you are standing.
Compression Therapy for Varicose Veins
Many patients with venous problems can obtain symptomatic improvement with the use of compression stockings. The stockings compress the bulging veins and can reduce pain and swelling. This is a temporary solution and does not eliminate the problem, but can provide significant relief. These stockings come in various sizes and strengths and can be obtained in our office or in a surgical supply center. We keep a range of sizes in stock.
We also recommend compression therapy for about 1 week after any vein treatment.
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Answers To Your Vein Care Questions. Call (973) 540-9700 for a Consultation Regarding Vein Care Today!
For a good medical experience, you should not only get a diagnosis and a treatment, but you should also get a clear explanation of the condition, the procedures, and what to expect. No question or concern is too small. Here are a few of the most common questions. Feel free to call or email us with any others you might have.
Can my varicose veins or spider veins harm me?
In its advanced forms, the malfunctioning of the vein system that leads to these abnormal veins can lead to skin damage, phlebitis, and ulceration. In its less advanced forms, patients can suffer from pain, fatigue, burning, itching, and restlessness of the legs.
What causes varicose veins
Our veins have valves in them which, when working normally, one-directional flow from the foot up toward the heart. When these valves become leaky, gravity is able to pull the blood downwards. This increases the pressure in the veins and leads to vein enlargement, which can be painful and unsightly.
What are the symptoms of vein disease?
Most patients with varicose veins also suffer from pain, heaviness, and swelling. Less common symptoms are itching, calf cramps, skin discoloration, restless leg syndrome, skin ulceration, phlebitis (clots), and bleeding.
Don’t my legs NEED these veins?
Varicose veins are already flowing in the wrong direction and therefore are only hurting your leg’s circulation as it is. Furthermore, over 90% of the blood leaving your leg leaves through the femoral vein which is deep in the leg and unaffected. These treatments are only applied to superficial veins under the skin. In fact, the closure of these faulty veins reduces the load on the deeper veins and can actually enhance the function of the deeper vein systems. This improves your body’s ability to remove toxins from your leg’s circulation.
Does insurance cover these treatments
Most insurance companies will cover treatments for symptomatic varicose veins that have not responded to compression therapy and other conservative measures. Insurance will not cover treatments performed solely for cosmetic benefit.
Do you participate in insurance plans?
Unlike the vast majority of vein clinics in the community, we are “in-network” with most local insurance providers including, Horizon BC/BS, United HealthCare, AETNA (for Vein Care patients) and Medicare.
What’s the difference between EVLA and RFA?
Both of these treatments use catheters placed inside the vein to destroy it by heating it internally. EVLA uses laser light to heat the vein. RFA uses radio waves. The experience and the results are identical.
Is there an age limit for these treatments?
No! The wonderful thing about these vein treatments is how safe they are and how easy they are on our patients. While we certainly are more conservative with our older patients, we’ve been able to improve the quality of lives of many patients who were in their 80’s and even 90’s!