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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VeinGogh Procedure

VeinGogh Procedure

diagnosis-treatment-cure-leg-veins-new-york-specialist-03VeinGogh is a relatively new treatment for spider veins that uses a heating technology to eliminate the veins. This technique allows more accuracy and less risk to the tissue and vessels surrounding the targeted veins. The procedure uses heat to collapse the damaged veins so it gradually disappears.

When is it Done?

VeinGogh is a treatment option for veins that are too small to be repaired by sclerotherapy. Any adult in good health who wants to get rid of their spider veins is a good candidate. VeinGogh works best on smaller spider veins, up to 0.3 mm, and is not designed to treat larger vessels deep beneath the skins surface.

How Does the VeinGogh Procedure Work?


VeinGogh is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure, performed in the doctor’s office. The procedure is usually pain-free and involves little or no downtime. VeinGogh is done with a small fiber, about the width or a single hair, to send heat into the affected vessel. When inserted, the heat from the fiber causes the walls of the vein to breakdown and fade away. You may feel a pinch when the fiber is inserted, similar to a hair being plucked, but ultimately the procedure is pain free.  As with other procedures to eliminate unsightly veins, the damaged vein is absorbed by surrounding tissue and the blood is rerouted to healthier veins.

This is a very quick procedure, lasting less than 20 minutes. You will notice results immediately after a VeinGogh treatment, and improvement continues over the next few days and weeks. The amount of time it takes for complete results simply depends on the time it takes your vein to seal and collapse.

Many people see desired results with only one treatment session with VeinGogh. However, depending on the severity of the condition, some patients may require a series of treatments to obtain preferred results. If more treatments are desired, more than two or three sessions usually completely eliminate spider veins that did not vanish with the initial treatment.

What is the recovery like?

fix-varicose-spider-veins-with-vein-gogh-treatment-dr-chideckel-nyc-specialist-02When the procedure is complete, patients can generally continue regular activities immediately. Some VeinGogh patients experience slight redness around the treatment site, which usually disappears within hours. Your doctor may recommend the use of certain moisturizers to assist in reducing redness and speeding up the healing process. There is a rare risk of scarring after the VeinGogh treatment, leaving the area beautiful and smooth.

To schedule your VeinGogh procedure or learn more about this and other treatments, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Norman Chideckel today.


VeinGogh Procedure for Spider Veins

What is the VeinGogh Procedure?

The VeinGogh Procedure Top Varicose Vein Doctor NYC p01VeinGogh procedure, (AKA: Ohmic Thermolysis) is a procedure used to eliminate small size spider veins. Using an insulated probe, a fine needle is introduced into the vein to thermocoagulate (change temperature to) these blood vessels. A micro-burst of energy heats the vein, coagulating the blood and collapsing the vein wall. While not replacing sclerotherapy, which is the mainstay of treatment of lower extremity spider veins, the VeinGogh procedure is useful as a supplement to sclerotherapy. It can be used as the primary treatment of very tiny-sized spider veins of the lower extremity. It is also an excellent procedure to manage spider veins that appear on the face and around the area of the nose.

Is the VeinGogh procedure painful?

There is minimal discomfort during the veinGogh procedure, which often described by patients as a slight “pinch”. For patients with a lower pain threshold, a local anesthetic cream can be applied prior to the procedure.

Treatment time is dependent on the areas being treated and varies from just a few minutes to 15 minutes. There is no post-procedure down time, and patients immediately return to their daily activities, even aerobic activities. When treating spider veins of the lower extremities, there is no need for post procedure compression stockings to be worn.

VeinGogh Procedure Top Varicose Vein Doctor NYC p02Patients will notice continued improvement over the weeks following the treatment. Often, red dots may appear in the area treated, and the use of Arnica gel will help in the healing process. Patients are encouraged to followup at the office in a few weeks to evaluate the outcomes.

To learn more about the VeinGogh procedure, please click here to visit our main site. See below to watch a video of this procedure performed on the television show “The Doctors”.

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