Vein Clinic Long Island - Great Neck
Welcome to the Best Vein Clinic in North Shore LI. As a luxury destination for spider and varicose vein treatment, we are keen on creating a distinct identity as the premier location for vein treatment in Long Island.
Our upscale vein center is located on Northern Boulevard. In the heart of North Shore, we are in close proximity to Great Neck, Port Washington, Oakland Gardens, Queens Village, Manhassett, Roslyn, Little Neck, Whitestone, Kings Point, and Lake Success
Varicose Veins in Long Island
Are you feeling the effects of varicose veins? Over 30 million Americans are living with the same condition, but the symptoms can be considerably different. If you are struggling with unsightly veins or unexplained leg pain, there is a good reason to start thinking about a “vein doctor near me in Long Island.”
We have composed a talented team of vein specialists in Nassau County Long Island to address vein disease including Spider and Varicose Veins. Our state-of-the-art vein clinics in Long Island and New York offer non-surgical solutions treatments for all types of vein conditions.
Our Vein Doctors in Long Island
Our team includes Dr. Faisal Siddiqi, Dr. Ankur Aggarwal, Dr. Claudia Rios and Dr. Simon Smith. They are responsible for all consultations and vein treatments at our vein treatment centers.
Our vein doctors are vascular experts, not pain management doctors or physiatrists. Unfortunately, vein treatment is not well regulated. So just about anyone with a medical degree can claim to be a vein specialist without any formal vascular experience.
Our physicians are vascular trained specialists with vast experience in catheter based techniques (minimally-invasive treatments). You can be sure your treatment is carefully considered by experts in an ethical and safe manner.
What Is Vein Disease?
Vein diseases including varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, affecting your quality of life. CVI is a disease that occurs slowly over time and is typically associated with a strong family history of vein disease. Most commonly one parent or more will have a history of varicose veins. Vein disease is also connected to certain lifestyle factors, including prolonged standing or sitting in stationary positions, aging, smoking, and excess weight. A history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can also be associated with the development of varicose veins through diseased valves.
All of these conditions can damage the valves in your leg veins, which are responsible for keeping blood flowing in the correct direction. When they become damaged through either direct injury or wear and tear, blood can flow towards the legs with gravity and pool in your feet and legs (“leaky veins”), making it harder to pump back toward your heart.
The cause of vein disease is important, however the consequences of untreated advanced vein disease is of greater concern. Varicose veins and spider veins are the most obvious physical symptom, but patients should be aware of common symptoms including leg heaviness, leg cramps, charlie horses, restless legs, skin discoloration and leg swelling.
At our Spider and Varicose Vein Centers in Long Island, we treat several vein health conditions, including:
Venous insufficiency: Damage to your vein valves over time leads to CVI, which in turn leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with many other symptoms. Vein disease is characterized by stages and anyone suffering from pain, swelling or skin changes is recommended to see a vein specialist for further evaluation.
- Spider veins: Can be cosmetic or the visible sign of underlying venous insufficiency. An increasing appearance of spider veins or other visible signs of vascular disease should be checked by a specialist.
Varicose veins: Unlike spider veins, varicose veins are bulging, twisted veins that stick protrude from the skin. On an ultrasound, most varicose veins can be easily traced to the source confirming a diagnosis of venous insufficiency. Varicose veins may be the cause of your leg pain, swelling, or heaviness and are easily correctable once identified.
Leg heaviness: Weighted, tired legs are commonly the result of venous insufficiency. A bothersome symptom many patients become accustomed to until more significant problems arise including leg swelling or skin discoloration. Unexplained symptoms like leg heaviness or cramps is a valid reason to have an ultrasound to assess for vein disease.
- Leg cramps: Leg cramps, restless legs, charlie horses are not uncommon with vein disease. Despite mineral supplementation with magnesium, hydration, or even certain nerve acting medications, the pain persists. Venous insufficiency is the most common cause of restless legs and is often overlooked.
Leg swelling: This is a difficult one but known result of untreated vein disease. If you have unexplained swelling or edema, a workup for vein disease including a venous reflux ultrasound is recommended.
How Do I Know I Need Vein Treatment?
The first thing is getting an expert evaluation from someone with education in vascular medicine. This can be a vascular surgeon, cardiovascular specialist or vascular medicine specialist with certification through the American Board of Vascular and Lymphatic Medicine. A pain management doctor is not qualified to evaluate or treat vein disease and it is not within the scope of their practice. Patients seeking unqualified care risk unnecessary vein treatments and potentially complications such as DVT, permanent scarring and nerve injuries.
Our team of specialists consider several factors before vein treatment
Understanding your symptoms and how they might relate to underlying venous insufficiency. We need to ask ourselves, will vein treatment cure the symptoms described?
What are the goals of treatment? Improving quality of life, eliminating uncomfortable symptoms, removing unsightly veins, or reducing the risk of ulcer formation.
Can minimally-invasive treatments be successful? Vein ablation is the gold standard for modern vein treatment. At our vein clinics, we use foam sclerotherapy and phlebectomy to complete our treatment.
Does the patient have risk for recurrent vein disease?
What risk factors are important in the treatment plan? A history of dvt, migraines, cardiac conditions, or recurrent varicose veins influences our decision making.
What Are My Options For Vein Treatment in Long Island
At our Long Island Vein Treatment offices, we specialize in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatments using the latest technologies to treat your vein problems. Whether you want to clear away unsightly spider veins or treat your leg pain or heaviness, we have the tools and staff to help. With our patient-centered approach, we always take your individual needs into consideration first and foremost.
We pride ourselves on offering only the most cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques for treating varicose veins and spider veins. These methods use tiny punctures and long, thin instruments rather than open incisions used in invasive procedures. The average time to complete a procedure is 30 minutes or less, getting you back on your feet in no time. Recovery and healing time take just a few days.
We offer several treatment options at our Long Island clinics to seal and/or remove leaky blood vessels. Your vein specialist will work with you to determine which option is best suited to your cosmetic and vein health goals.
For small spider veins (or telangiectasias), our physicians use liquid sclerotherapy. This method uses tiny needles to inject a sclerosing agent directly into the spider veins. The medication irritates the targeted vessels, causing them to collapse. With time, the body reabsorbs the treated veins. Most patients require two to four separate sessions of sclerotherapy for desired results.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the gold standard treating underlying venous insufficiency. The usual target is a saphenous vein that demonstrates abnormal flow on an ultrasound and leads to varicose veins. It is a medical technique intended to relieve symptoms of vein disease and improve venous circulation in the legs. The treatment is minimally-invasive and with proper expertise can be performed directly in the office with local anesthesia only.
An alternative to RFA ablation, VenaSeal is also a catheter based technique that uses a medial adhesive to close the targeted saphenous veins. It is an FDA-approved method for treating varicose veins that does not use lasers, heat, or other chemicals. At our vein centers, VenaSeal is used in select cases only based on our experience.
Foam sclerotherapy uses polidocanol endovenous microfoam (PEM) in higher concentrations to target large varicosities. The sclerosant is delivered in a foam consistency to treat varicose veins. In our clinic, foam sclerotherapy is used in combination with RFA ablation for the best results. It is also a useful medication to treat recurrent vein disease when RFA is not suitable.
Sometimes, the best way to remove large bulky varicose veins is not to inject them but to remove them. It is still a minimally-invasive procedure and far different than vein stripping. The procedure can be done in the office or surgical center using local anesthetic. Phlebectomy involves removing problem veins using a small hook inserted through tiny punctures in your skin. The advantage of phlebectomy is the ability to achieve rapid resolution of large varicose veins.
Why Long Island For Healthcare?
The North Shore of Long Island is along the northern coast of LI and aptly named the Gold Coast. The North Shore includes affluent neighborhoods of the towns of North Hempstead (such as Great Neck, Manhasset and Port Washington) and Oyster Bay in Nassau County and Huntington in Suffolk County. It was the setting of the popular novel, The Great Gatsby, focused on the area’s high society.
In healthcare, the area is also home to North Shore University Hospital (formerly Manhasset Hospital). It is the largest New York healthcare employer and serves as a major teaching center for residency and fellowship programs. Our vein doctor in Long Island, Dr. Simon Smith is affiliated with Northwell Hospital and maintains a busy practice for spider and varicose vein treatment on Northern Boulevard.
For individuals in the North Shore region of Long Island seeking high level care outside the city, Dr. Smith has dedicated his practice to the treatment of spider and varicose veins. Discerning patients in the Long Island North Shore neighborhood understand the importance of seeking out qualified care. Dr. Smith believes focusing his practice on minimally-invasive treatments has allowed him to provide a level of expertise and safety that cannot be maintained with traditional practices that combine vein care with either cardiology, pain management or medical spa treatments.
Directions to Our Vein Treatment Center in Long Island
Our State-of-the-art vein center is located in Great Neck at 560 Northern Boulevard. We see patients throughout Nassau County seeking the expertise of our board-certified vein doctor, Simon Smith, MD.
The best vein doctor in Long Island is right in your neighborhood:
Via Northern Blvd W
Via Northern Blvd
Via Lakeville Rd
Via Middle Neck Rd
Via Middle Neck Rd or E Shore Rd
Via Little Neck Pkwy and Lakeville Rd
Comprehensive Vein Treatment in North Shore LI
Chronic venous insufficiency is a medical condition associated with symptoms from spider veins and varicose veins. It’s a vascular condition that results from the weakening of the valves in our leg veins. As a results, blood pools in the legs leading to increased venous pressure. Over time, the pressure builds and individuals can develop spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms of leg heaviness, aching, swelling and painful cramps. The symptoms are most often progressive prompting patients to seek out vein treatment.
Early recognition is important for diagnosis and treatment. Our Long Island North Shore vein clinic is one of the best rated vein treatment centers in Long Island. Led by Dr Simon Smith, an experienced board-certified vein specialist and world leader in vein treatment. Dr. Smith provides state of the art management of vein disease in the comfort and convenience of her private vein clinics. Patients choose Dr. Smith due to his experience, professionalism and results. Other vein doctors refer to Dr. Smith for his expertise treating even the most difficult leg veins.
Vein treatment in North Shore LI includes modern, individually tailored decisions for venaseal, sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, cryo-sclerotherapy and micro-phlebectomy. You can learn more about our minimally invasive vein treatments from this comprehensive guide.
Talk to Our Board-Certified Vein Experts
The center for spider vein and varicose vein treatment in North Shore LI is led by Dr. Simon Smith. A vein specialist and board certified in cardio-vascular disease and advanced imaging. He specializes in minimally invasive vein treatments including vein ablation and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. His busy practice locations include Great Neck NY, Wayne NJ and Ardsley NY. At our additional locations in New York, Dr. Claudia Rios provides expert coverage at our vein clinic in NYC and White Plains NY.
Why Choose Our LI Vein Clinic?
- A specialized center for vein treatment performed only by board-certified vein specialists.
- Only Non-surgical and minimally invasive vein treatments for even the most unsightly veins.
- Unparalleled reviews and experiences from real patients.
- Individualized vein care based on your expectations.
- On-site, same day vascular imaging to expedite diagnosis and treatment.
- Hassle free insurance verification before all planned vein treatments. No surprises!
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