Welcome 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 office conveniently located in Manhattan,… Continue Reading

Why Do My Varicose Veins Keep Coming Back?

If you have had treatment but your varicose veins have come back, there could be three main reasons. If you have only been using creams or stockings, these will not treat the source of the varicose veins, as they are under the skin and you will need extra treatment alongside the creams. The Wrong Treatment… Continue Reading

What Does Varicose Veins Surgery Involve?

If you are suffering from varicose veins or know somebody who is, you may look into surgery as a treatment. Surgery does not fix the affected vein (as once they are varicose they cannot be cured) but it does remove them. This does not affect the blood flow in the leg as other veins will… Continue Reading

What Causes Varicose Veins During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is one of the main risk factors associated with varicose veins. This is something we cannot avoid if we want children and isn’t something we should be worried about as long as we know the signs of varicose veins and get treated accordingly. Many women may find that once pregnancy is over, these veins… Continue Reading

Varicose Vein Myths You Probably Believed

There are many things you may have been told about varicose veins, but what is true and what isn’t? There is no one thing that can cause varicose veins, although there are risk factors that could increase your chance or make varicose veins worse if you already have them. Crossing Your Legs You cannot get… Continue Reading

Are Varicose Veins Hereditary?

Whilst there are some things that may stop us from being at risk of varicose veins, such as not being overweight or having a job that doesn’t require much standing, some things cannot be avoided. From pregnancy to gender and genetics, these are things mostly beyond our control. Am I More At Risk If My… Continue Reading

Who is Most at Risk of Varicose Veins?

As with most diseases and ailments, there are risk categories that a person may fall under, which mean they are more likely to get that disease than someone else. There are many risk factors associated with varicose veins, but there is nothing proven to show what exactly may cause varicose veins in each individual. Family… Continue Reading

How Can I Strengthen My Leg Veins?

Whilst there is no proven methodology to say what will definitely prevent a person from getting varicose veins or other veins problems, there are things that are recommended to reduce the risk. These include strengthening the veins in the legs, where varicose veins usually occur. Exercise Regularly Exercising regularly can strengthen the muscles in the… Continue Reading

Creams for Varicose Veins: Do They Work?

There are many things that can aid with the treatment of varicose veins, reducing their appearance and relieving some of the symptoms. You may have heard of varicose vein creams or gels that can aid the treatment of varicose veins, but do they work and would they be right for you? What Are Varicose Veins?… Continue Reading

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