Norman Chideckel MD Vein Center
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Welcome to the Vascular Surgery and Vein Center

Welcome to the Vascular Surgery and Vein Center, a comprehensive vascular practice providing state-of-the-art care to patients throughout the tri-state area. Under the direction of board-certified surgeon Dr. Norman Chideckel, we utilize our advanced skills and many years of experience to help patients achieve clear, beautiful and healthy legs.

With our convenient Manhattan location, Dr. Chideckel offers patients a wide range of services to treat varicose and spider veins, deep vein thrombosis, and other vascular conditions, including:

Dedicated to helping patients achieve their desired results through the most effective and minimally invasive treatments available, Dr. Chideckel and his staff take the time to talk with each individual patient and address any concerns or questions they may have before undergoing treatment. Your comfort and satisfaction are among our top priorities.

To learn more about the services provided by Dr. Chideckel, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We always welcome new patients and look forward to meeting you.

Vascular Surgery & Vein Center
161 Madison Avenue
Suite 9SE
New York, NY 10016

Call us today at 212-993-6133 to schedule an appointment.

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Category Archives: Vein Treatments

When Is Vein Removal Necessary?

When is vein removal required to treat a venous condition? Many people struggling with varicose veins complain about the discomfort and pain they experience. The aching and cramping occur in the legs (where the veins normally emerge). A few other symptoms that many people with spider and varicose veins experience are as follows:

  • Burning sensation
  • Throbbing
  • Heaviness in legs
  • Tiredness
  • Restlessness (often due to pain in the legs)
  • Tingling

Moreover, another common symptom that many people with damaged veins observe is they feel relieved once they elevate their legs. Many of them experience pain relief due to support hose and support stockings.

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In women, the damaged veins’ condition can worsen due to their menstrual periods and pregnancy. Ulcers and swelling around the damaged vein area are also common symptoms. All in all, damaged veins can pose significant health risks and deteriorate the circulatory system leading to other health conditions.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are tiny damaged veins that may appear as blue, red, or purple in color. People often go for cosmetic vein treatments to get rid of the unpleasant appearance of web-like and sunburst emergence of small veins on their skins.

Commonly, spider veins occur on the face or legs but can appear on other parts of the body as well.

What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are dissimilar to spider veins in terms of enlargement, swelling, and the twisted patterns they form. Moreover, they may also appear as dark blue, purple, or green on the skin. They occur when the valves in the veins are no longer able to function adequately. It leads to the accumulation and pooling of blood trying to flow in the correct direction.

According to data, on average, one in every 4 US adults develops varicose veins. Furthermore, nearly 23 percent of adults might also experience varicose veins at some point in their lifetime.

What Causes Varicose and Spider Veins?

There are some possible factors that make you prone to varicose and spider veins. Some of them include:

  • Hereditary diseases
  • Obesity
  • Birth control pills usage
  • Hormonal stress due to menopause, puberty, and pregnancy
  • Hormonal Replacement (postmenopausal)
  • Extended standing
  • Trauma to the skin
  • Injury or physical damage to the skin
  • Blood clot health condition history
  • Increase in abdominal pressure due to conditions like constipation
  • Extra-tight garments and clothing around the body parts

What Are the Risk Factors for Varicose and Spider Veins?

Experts suggest certain factors increase the risk of varicose and spider veins in the body. Below are some of those risk factors:

  • Pregnancy
  • Genetics (data)
  • Old age (veins weaken)
  • Hormonal influence and pressure
  • Prolonged standing or sitting (even as an occupational activity)
  • Being female (data)
  • History of blood clots or similar conditions
  • Overweight and obesity

When Does A Vein Need To Be Removed?

Normally, when people see varicose or spider veins on their skin, they use home treatments. Home remedies are not at all invasive and promote better health. However, there is little evidence of how home treatments can help make the varicose veins disappear or fade away.

Here are some of the home treatment options that may help to remove damaged veins in the body:

  • Compression hoses or stockings
  • Exercise
  • Weight control
  • Diet planning
  • Elevating legs when there is a chance

Regardless, if the pain and other discomforting symptoms do exist or you want to get rid of the appearance of the damaged veins, removal and closure surgeries are some options.

Vein Removal: Treatments and Surgical Procedures

Treatments and surgical procedures for damaged veins can help to restore function and enable healthy blood flow by closing, sealing, or completely removing them.

Moreover, the surgical procedures range from minimal to moderate invasion into the body. Here are some of the treatment methods that vascular surgeons use for damaged vein treatment.

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Surgery

Varicose veins are larger and swollen veins that do not fade easily or may take time before they disappear after non-invasive procedures. Therefore, you can choose to go for the ligation and stripping procedure.

The vascular surgeon uses numbing agents on the affected area and then removes the varicose veins from the damaged blood vessel network. They may tie the ends and remove only the damaged part of a vein. In addition, you might require stitches in the end.

Non-Invasive Procedures

Your surgeon does not need to shift you to the Operation Theater for these non-invasive procedures. They can easily take place in a general doctor’s clinic or lab.

  • External Laser Therapy: to close and seal off small veins that are present near the surface of the skin using laser.
  • Sclerotherapy: to damage the inside of the vein, which creates scar tissue leading to the closure of the vein.
  • Laser Ablation Therapy: involves passing radiation beam through a small fiber wire to heat the veins without making incisions. The vein experiences damage that leads to the closure of the skin.

Vein Removal: Conclusion

Do you want to treat your damaged vein to alleviate pain or improve your aesthetic condition through the most effective treatment? The Vascular Surgery & Vein Center can provide you with the best treatments and care.

Dr. Norman Chideckel, MD, is a highly experienced vascular surgeon will consult with you about your venous condition and suggest the best vein removal options. Give us a call at 212-993-6133 to schedule a meeting today.

Visit our official website to learn more.

Norman Chideckel MD: Cosmetic Vein Treatments

Cosmetic vein treatments involve the closure or even the complete surgical removal of bulging veins that usually appear on the most visible parts of the thighs, legs, or even face. Various vein abnormalities like varicose veins, spider veins, and other vascular diseases can affect your physical appearance. For that reason, people tend to seek cosmetic vein treatments.

Many people don’t like the appearance and the unnatural look of purple (or other colored) and/or bulging veins. Besides, such vascular diseases and conditions can pose some health threats.

Therefore, we will take a look at the most common cosmetic vein treatments that will help you improve your appearance and potentially lower the health risks.

What Are Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?

Spider Veins

As the name suggests, these veins look like a spider web. However, these are smaller in comparison to varicose veins. You may find blue or red spider veins on the skin that appear like a spider web or sunburst.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are large and twisted veins that can appear anywhere on the body but generally occur near the visible and backside of the legs. They are not uncomfortable or a serious medical condition. However, people may face occasional embarrassment due to the appearance of large varicose veins.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous laser ablation is a laser surgery that involves the closure and reduction of the varicose veins in the body. It is a non-invasive surgical procedure that effectively treats bulging veins on thighs and/or calves. Your surgeon closes the varicose veins with the use of a laser device that emits thin radiation beams.

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The laser device radiates thin heat beams that help shrink the varicose veins. Eventually, scar tissue forms that help in sealing the bulging vein.

Procedure

The procedure does not require an operation theater and may even take place in your primary healthcare provider’s office. Moreover, it is neither lengthy nor does it require you to stay hospitalized post-procedure. In fact, you can go home the same day of treatment and carry out routine tasks while following your surgeon’s precise instructions.

Apart from that, vascular surgeons suggest that the patient wear loose clothes post-procedure. The procedure usually takes an hour or a time duration close to an hour.

Here is the process of the endovenous laser varicose surgery:

  • You change into hospital clothes and wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light.
  • The vascular surgeon will provide a numbing agent to the location of the varicose veins under treatment. Consequently, the vascular surgeon will produce an ultrasound image using a Doppler Ultrasound device.
  • Next, the vascular surgeon will make a precise incision suitable enough to insert the catheter. Further, they will provide a numbing agent to the length of the varicose vein. The catheter will contain a laser fiber that will heat up the vein. Subsequently, the vein will heat up and start to shrink, which will lead to its closure.
  • Finally, without the need for stitches, your vascular surgeon will ensure the placement of a bandage near the incision site.

Outlook (Post-Procedure)

After the procedure, you will have to follow bathing instructions and certain activities you should avoid. Moreover, you will have to wear stockings for at least two weeks. Normally, you may be able to carry on with your normal tasks and routines.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat spider and varicose veins. In sclerotherapy, your vascular surgeon will inject chemicals (sclerosing agents) into your damaged veins.

While spider veins are small and discomforting, varicose veins cause pain, cramps, and itching. In 2017, around 300,000 sclerotherapy surgical procedures took place in the United States. Moreover, research shows that nearly 20 percent of adults might experience varicose veins in their life at some point.

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Procedure

The procedure will take somewhere between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the severity. You might have to elevate your legs and lay face forward.

The procedure begins when your vascular surgeon cleans the skin area where the damaged veins are. Using a sharp needle, they will insert a sclerosing agent into the vein that will cause foam or liquid solution to seal it. Consequently, the blood flow redirects towards healthy veins, and the body absorbs the damaged vein over time.

Outlook

Smaller veins might be easy to treat, while larger and bulging veins may require multiple treatments. The results might be visible within a few weeks. However, with larger varicose veins, the results might appear after several months.

Despite the results’ visibility, over 80 percent of sclerotherapy patients in a study reported lower pain and discomfort.

Cosmetic Vein Treatments: Conclusion

If you are looking to get rid of the uncomfortable and bulging veins on your legs, thighs, face, or anywhere in the body, we’re here to help. At the Vascular Surgery & Vein Center, Dr. Norman Chideckel serves as a highly experienced and expert vascular surgeon and doctor.

Give us a call at 212-993-6133 to set a consultation meeting today. Visit our official website to gather more info.

 


References & Related Links:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/endovenous-laser-varicose-vein-surgery
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/varicose-veins
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/materials-science/laser-ablation
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/surgery-for-varicose-veins
https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tn10097
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/cosmetic-procedures-sclerotherapy
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320282#risks-of-sclerotherapy
https://www.healthline.com/health/venous-insufficiency#prevention
https://www.healthline.com/health/varicose-veins

Dr. Norman Chideckel: Cosmetic Vein Treatments

Cosmetic vein treatments involve the closure or even the complete surgical removal of bulging veins that usually appear on the most visible parts of the thighs, legs, or even face. Various vein abnormalities like varicose veins, spider veins, and other vascular diseases can affect your physical appearance. For that reason, people tend to seek cosmetic vein treatments.

Cosmetic Vein Treatments
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Many people don’t like the appearance and the unnatural look of purple (or other colored) and/or bulging veins. Besides, such vascular diseases and conditions can pose some health threats.

Therefore, we will take a look at the most common cosmetic vein treatments that will help you improve your appearance and potentially lower the health risks.

Cosmetic Vein Treatments

What Are Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?

·       Spider Veins

As the name suggests, these veins look like a spider web. However, these are smaller in comparison to varicose veins. You may find blue or red spider veins on the skin that appear like a spider web or sunburst.

·       Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are large and twisted veins that can appear anywhere on the body but generally occur near the visible and backside of the legs. They are not uncomfortable or a serious medical condition. However, people may face occasional embarrassment due to the appearance of large varicose veins.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

What Is It?

Endovenous laser ablation is a laser surgery that involves the closure and reduction of the varicose veins in the body. It is a non-invasive surgical procedure that effectively treats bulging veins on thighs and/or calves. Your surgeon closes the varicose veins with the use of a laser device that emits thin radiation beams.

The laser device radiates thin heat beams that help shrink the varicose veins. Eventually, scar tissue forms that help in sealing the bulging vein.

Procedure

The procedure does not require an operation theater and may even take place in your primary healthcare provider’s office. Moreover, it is neither lengthy nor does it require you to stay hospitalized post-procedure. In fact, you can go home the same day of treatment and carry out routine tasks while following your surgeon’s precise instructions.

Apart from that, vascular surgeons suggest that the patient wear loose clothes post-procedure. The procedure usually takes an hour or a time duration close to an hour.

Here is the process of the endovenous laser varicose surgery:

  • You change into hospital clothes and wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light.
  • The vascular surgeon will provide a numbing agent to the location of the varicose veins under treatment. Consequently, the vascular surgeon will produce an ultrasound image using a Doppler Ultrasound device.
  • Next, the vascular surgeon will make a precise incision suitable enough to insert the catheter. Further, they will provide a numbing agent to the length of the varicose vein. The catheter will contain a laser fiber that will heat up the vein. Subsequently, the vein will heat up and start to shrink, which will lead to its closure.
  • Finally, without the need for stitches, your vascular surgeon will ensure the placement of a bandage near the incision site.

Outlook (Post-Procedure)

After the procedure, you will have to follow bathing instructions and certain activities you should avoid. Moreover, you will have to wear stockings for at least two weeks. Normally, you may be able to carry on with your normal tasks and routines.

Sclerotherapy

What Is It?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat spider and varicose veins. In sclerotherapy, your vascular surgeon will inject chemicals (sclerosing agents) into your damaged veins.

While spider veins are small and discomforting, varicose veins cause pain, cramps, and itching. In 2017, around 300,000 sclerotherapy surgical procedures took place in the United States. Moreover, research shows that nearly 20 percent of adults might experience varicose veins in their life at some point.

Most effective cosmetic vein treatments
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Procedure

The procedure will take somewhere between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the severity. You might have to elevate your legs and lay face forward.

The procedure begins when your vascular surgeon cleans the skin area where the damaged veins are. Using a sharp needle, they will insert a sclerosing agent into the vein that will cause foam or liquid solution to seal it. Consequently, the blood flow redirects towards healthy veins, and the body absorbs the damaged vein over time.

Outlook

Smaller veins might be easy to treat, while larger and bulging veins may require multiple treatments. The results might be visible within a few weeks. However, with larger varicose veins, the results might appear after several months.

Despite the results’ visibility, over 80 percent of sclerotherapy patients in a study reported lower pain and discomfort.

Cosmetic Vein Treatments: Conclusion

If you are looking to get rid of the uncomfortable and bulging veins on your legs, thighs, face, or anywhere in the body, we’re here to help. At the Vascular Surgery & Vein Center, Dr. Norman Chideckel serves as a highly experienced and expert vascular surgeon and doctor.

Give us a call at 212-993-6133 to set a consultation meeting today. Visit our official website to learn more.

 


References & Related Links:

https://www.thecowboychannel.com/story/43551216/endovenous-laser-ablation-market-size-research-report-2021-by-growth-potential-market-share-price-and-forecast-to-2027-says-absolute-reports
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/endovenous-laser-varicose-vein-surgery
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/varicose-veins
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/materials-science/laser-ablation
https://www.cosmeticsurgery.org/page/SpiderVeinTreatment
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/surgery-for-varicose-veins
https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tn10097
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/cosmetic-procedures-sclerotherapy
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320282#risks-of-sclerotherapy
https://www.healthline.com/health/venous-insufficiency#prevention
https://www.healthline.com/health/varicose-veins
https://www.healthline.com/health/sclerotherapy#side-effects
https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/aa14425#uf10104