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Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery | Vein Treatment | Manhattan | New York City | Englewood Vascular Surgery | Vein Treatment | Manhattan | New York City | Englewood
Vascular Surgery | Vein Treatment | Manhattan | New York City | Englewood

Conditions

Spider Veins Treatment

Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are small, thin blood vessels visible beneath the skin. They commonly appear on the face or leg, in a shape similar to a spider or a spider web, in either red or blue. In most cases, spider veins are unsightly, causing no other issues.

Spider veins increase with age and can occur to anyone as a result of hormonal changes and pregnancy.

To diagnose spider veins, Dr. Chideckel will perform a physical examination, during which he will inspect the affected area(s). In some cases, an ultrasound may be performed as well to identify the cause of your condition. If you do indeed have spider veins, minimally invasive treatment options are available; Dr. Chideckel will determine which option is most appropriate for your specific condition. The standard treatments for spider veins are sclerotherapy and perhaps VeinGogh.

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Reticular Veins Treatment

Also known as feeder veins, reticular veins are dilated veins that appear blue or green under the skin, affecting as much as 80% of all adults. These veins often develop as a result of genetic factors, but may also be caused by hormonal imbalances or weak veins. Although they do not often cause any painful symptoms or medical complications, many patients are bothered by the appearance of reticular veins and seek treatment to achieve clear, smooth skin.

Sclerotherapy is most often performed to treat reticular veins, while some cases can be treated with a miniphlebectomy, a less invasive alternative to sclerotherapy. Dr. Chideckel will decide which treatment option is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Treatment

Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot, also known as a thrombus, forms in a vein deep within the body. Clots most frequently form in the legs as a result of several different factors that can affect blood circulation, and may involve damage to the inner lining of the vein, slow blood flow or thicker blood. Deep vein thrombosis may or may not cause symptoms, but can lead to pulmonary embolism if the clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs.

Blood clots often develop after long periods of inactivity, such as traveling in a car or airplane or prolonged bed rest. They can also be a result of vein damage from injury or surgery, increased pressure from pregnancy or obesity, or a reaction to certain medications. Patients with a family history of DVT and those with heart conditions may be at an increased risk of developing this condition as well. DVT tends to occur most often in patients over the age of 60, although it can occur at any age.

Treatment for deep vein thrombosis aims to keep the blood clot from getting bigger, breaking loose, and causing a pulmonary embolism, as well as reducing the risk of developing another blood clot. This can be accomplished through anticoagulant (blood thinning) medications, thrombolytics to break up the clot or filters to prevent it from traveling to the lungs. Compression stockings can help increase circulation and may be useful in both treating and preventing deep vein thrombosis.

Dr. Chideckel will determine which type of treatment is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your individual condition.

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