Many of the patients who come to see leading vein doctor Dr. John Chuback at the Chuback Medical Group are concerned about varicose veins or spider veins that have begun to appear on their legs. Many seek help from a spider vein center to eliminate their bulging vein problems for cosmetic reasons. Others have begun to notice distressing symptoms that often accompany them, such as pain and heaviness in the legs, swelling of the ankles, skin pigment changes or the development of ulcers in the lower extremities. As a vein specialist it is important to understand the underlying pathology of venous insufficiency in order to properly diagnose and treat these conditions.
In patients with CVI, this mechanism does not work properly because the valves become damaged and “leaky.” This most often happens as the result of a buildup of pressure in the veins themselves, aggravated in many cases by standing or sitting for long periods of time. Blood begins to pool in the lower extremities and the affected veins become swollen and distended. The legs begin to swell and become painful and heavy. With time patients will see a darkening (hyperpigmentation) of the skin around the ankles. If left untreated, patients are at risk for developing venous stasis ulcers.
When a patient comes to our varicose vein center complaining of varicose veins on the surface of their legs, we look deeper. We perform examinations to investigate the state of the patient's overall venous health, using ultrasound to visualize blood flow through the veins to detect the presence of venous insufficiency. Whatever problems we may find, we specialize in treating them using the most up-to-date, non-invasive technologies available, such as sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomies and endovenous laser treatment (EVLT treatment) by a laser expert.
Don't take chances with your vein health. If you are in the Paramus, New Jersey area, call Dr. John Chuback at 201.430.2737 and make an appointment for a consultation. This is the first step in designing a customized vein disease treatment program that fits your individual needs and that will help to improve your overall health, beauty, and well-being.