Advancements in Varicose Vein Treatments

Within the last few years, there have been tremendous advances in the treatment of varicose veins. The most dramatic advance has been the introduction of non-surgical techniques that have virtually replaced traditional surgical therapy known as vein stripping. This newer procedure makes use of a laser to heat and close the troublesome veins that are leaking and causing the veins to enlarge. These minimally invasive solutions to varicose vein disease offer: elimination of a hospital-based procedure, quicker recovery times and an overall improved patient satisfaction.

The North Shore Vein Center, the largest vein center on Long Island, is one of the few facilities in the country with experience using all of the currently available advanced methods in non-invasive varicose vein care. We have a fully accredited outpatient ambulatory surgical facility staffed by RVT certified sonographers, a fully certified vascular laboratory and physicians who are triple board certified in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Phlebology. No other vein center on Long Island can claim that level of certification and expertise.

At the Center, the initial visit includes the consultation and venous ultrasound workup. We then submit the appropriate documentation for insurance authorization if medically indicated. The second visit usually involves treatment. We inform all of our patients presenting with superficial venous disease that the initial management, therapy, follow-up and procedures to treat recurrences are managed in the office. Hospitalization no longer plays a role in the treatment of varicose veins.

For more information on how to schedule a free vein screening with Dr. Mark Schwartz at The North Shore Vein Center, call 516-869-VEIN (8346).

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