Norman Chideckel MD Vein Center

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… Continue Reading

Vascular Surgeon for Blood Clots & DVT

Should you consult a vascular surgeon for blood clots? Vascular surgery is a method to address issues in the vascular system, veins, and arteries. It involves medical therapy or, in specific cases, surgical reconstruction. (Source) Blood clotting is a natural body process wherein blood cells and strands of fibrin cluster together to naturally halt bleeding… Continue Reading

Vascular Disease

Vascular disease encompasses all diseases that affect your veins, arteries, capillaries and the entire circulatory system. This can include diseases ranging from your veins, arteries, and lymph vessels. They also include obstruction of blood flow from blood disorders which affect the circulation of blood. (Source) It is important to understand how blood vessels operate inside… Continue Reading

Varicose Veins and Treatment Options

What are the main varicose veins treatment options? Varicose Veins are swollen blood vessels that usually affect the lower body. Since they appear just under the surface of your skin, they’re quite visible. As a result, you’ll see blue and purple bulges on your legs, feet, or ankles. (Source) While they can be painful, they’re… Continue Reading

Causes of Vascular Disease

What are the main causes of vascular disease? Vascular related disease directly affects the blood vessels in our bodies. These vessels play an important role in our bodies as they carry oxygen and other vital nutrients throughout the body. Blood vessels remove any waste from the tissues and provide them with essential nutrients. When these… Continue Reading

Types of Vascular Surgeries

What are the different types of vascular surgeries? Vascular surgery specializes in surgical procedures which focus on the vascular system like blood vessels and the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system involves moving white blood cells fighting infections through the body. Vascular surgeons, under normal circumstances, don’t perform procedures that involve the brain or heart. (Source)… Continue Reading

Spider Vein Treatments

Looking for information about spider vein treatments? Small, damaged veins that may appear on the surface of your face or legs are called spider veins. If you’re affected by it, you most likely won’t feel any pain, and they’re not harmful to you. Some people, however, get them treated for cosmetic reasons because they appear… Continue Reading

Methods of Varicose Vein Removal

What are the main methods of varicose vein removal? A surgeon might recommend numerous ways to remove varicose veins. While some might remove the varicose vein as cosmetic surgery, others might choose it for its discomfort and pain. (Source) There are minimally invasive and non-invasive methods available for varicose removal. These complications can occur in… Continue Reading

When Does Chronic Vein Disease Require Surgery?

At what point does chronic vein disease require surgery? Vein disease can be one of the more painful complications for any patient. It occurs when the veins in your legs do not allow the blood to flow to your heart. In normal circumstances, the valves inside your veins make sure that the blood flows back… Continue Reading

Main Causes of Varicose Veins

When your vein walls and valves are weak, it could result in a medical condition called varicose veins. When the vein walls stretch and start to lose their elasticity, which leads to weaker valves that disrupt blood circulation. (Source) Because of lost elasticity, the valves fail to function properly and may result in the blood… Continue Reading

Venous Ultrasound

What is venous ultrasound? Vein specialists use venous ultrasound to create images of the body veins. The ultrasound machine emits sound waves and creates vein images. Doctors use this diagnosis procedure to identify blood clots, especially in the leg veins. For instance, when you suffer from deep vein thrombosis, the doctor takes ultrasound images to… Continue Reading

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