Vein problems such as varicose or spider veins are often just cosmetic concerns. However, they may be signifying an underlying health issue known as chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI.
CVI occurs when the valves in the veins are not working properly. Healthy veins move blood towards the heart, and they have valves that keep the blood from leaking the opposite way. When the valves are leaking, venous insufficiency occurs.
In determining if you have CVI, Dr. Sood will take your medical history and perform a physical examination. A venous ultrasound may be conducted to assess the blood flow, the valves, and sizes of the veins.
The following treatments may be performed:
This state-of-the art procedure involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and gradually fades. For more on Sclerotherapy go here.
Radiofrequency ablation, or RFA, is a minimally invasive alternative to eliminate abnormal veins, redirect blood flow to healthy veins, and relieve discomfort. For more on RFA
At Metro Pain and Vein Centers located near Jersey City, Montclair, Rutherford and Nutley, vein specialist Dr. Rahul Sood is highly soughafter for his experience and success at carrying out sclerotherapy and RFA therapy. In addition he is surrounded by a team of highly qualified professionals who are committed to your comfort and well-being.
Complimentary consultations with Dr. Sood include live ultrasound screenings on in one of our highly rated vascular centers. For many vein procedures, we accept most insurance, which can greatly help reduce out-of-pocket costs.
Lastly Metro Pain and Vein Centers are known for their state-of-the-art surgical settings. For more on our facilities go here.
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs.
Common causes of CVI include heredity, pregnancy and being overweight. Issues such as blood clots and leg trauma may also cause CVI. Smoking, high blood pressure and lack of exercise can also be culprits behind CVI.
Left untreated, CVI can cause pain, inflammation and swelling.
Radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy.
Maintain a healthy body weight, exercise, avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time, and do not smoke.