Venous Therapies

Vascular Access Centers

Vascular Medicine located in West Orange, NJ & Piscataway, NJ

Whether they’re causing pain or you simply find them unappealing, the vascular experts at Vascular Access Center of West Orange and Piscataway provide venous therapies to treat your varicose veins to stop the discomfort and improve the look of your legs. Call or schedule an appointment online at the state-of-the-art facility in West Orange or Piscataway, New Jersey.

Venous Therapies Q & A

What are varicose veins?

A varicose vein is a bulging or twisted vein that occurs when blood pools and congests in a leg vein.

The veins in your body carry blood back to your heart for reoxygenation. In your legs, the blood has to flow against the pull of gravity. To help with the flow, your leg veins are equipped with one-way valves that prevent the backflow of your blood.

Unfortunately, sometimes these valves fail, leading to the pooling of your blood and the unsightly twisted veins. More than 23% of adults have varicose veins.

Are my varicose veins problematic?

Your varicose veins can cause symptoms that affect your quality of life. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain in your legs
  • Fatigue, heaviness, aching, or throbbing
  • Burning, itching, cramping, or restlessness
  • Leg swelling, eczema, and inflammation
  • Formation of ulcers
  • Skin discoloration
  • Cosmetically unappealing

If you notice color changes, inflammation, or hardening of one or more varicose veins, you should schedule an appointment at Vascular Access Center of West Orange immediately. These signs may indicate a serious underlying medical problem.

What are venous therapies?

Venous therapies are treatments for varicose veins. The highly skilled experts at Vascular Access Center of West Orange offer a number of treatments to help improve the look and discomfort varicose veins cause.

The team may first recommend conservative treatments such as compression stockings. However, if this treatment fails to improve your varicose veins, you may be a candidate for a corrective vein treatment, such as endovenous ablation or ambulatory phlebectomy.

What is endovenous ablation?

Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. This technologically advanced laser treatment available at Vascular Access Center of West Orange uses intense, localized heat to collapse the vein and seal it shut. Your body then reroutes your blood flow and the varicose vein disappears.

The vascular experts perform the procedure at the office, which takes less than an hour. After treatment, a bandage and compression stocking are placed on the treated leg to support healing. You can walk immediately following the procedure and resume your normal activities the next day.

What is ambulatory phlebectomy?

An ambulatory phlebectomy is an in-office procedure that removes surface varicose veins. The incisions made to remove the veins are so small stitches aren’t necessary and the cuts are covered with bandages or a compression stocking.

What is May-Thurner syndrome?

May-Thurner Syndrome, also known as iliac vein compression syndrome, is a rare condition in which compression of the venous outflow of the left lower extremity may cause discomfort, swelling, pain, or blood clots (known as deep venous thrombosis) in the iliofemoral vein. In this case, an Intravascular Ultrasound would help to place an iliac stent in the iliofemoral vein to correct the compression and open up the vessel and improve pain and swelling.

If you would like to explore your options for treatment of varicose veins, call or book your appointment online today.

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