How We Help

Conditions We Treat

Varicose Veins

Almost 40 million people, predominantly women, experience varicose veins.

Varicose veins are superficial veins that have enlarged, becoming bulging, swollen veins you can easily see.

Symptoms of varicose veins include aching, heaviness, burning, itching and swelling, especially after long periods of time on your feet.

A family history of varicose veins, jobs requiring prolonged sitting or standing, pregnancies and obesity can contribute to the development of varicose veins and venous disease.

Spider Veins

Spider vein are small, dark veins in the skin. They look like a web or nest, or blue or red veins just below the surface of your skin. Spider veins can cause aching, pain or itching.

Spider veins can appear during a pregnancy in women of all ages and may not fade after childbirth. This can be a concern when wearing shorts, beachwear, skirts or dresses.

Leg Swelling and Leg Pain

When you feel a heaviness in your legs or notice swelling, often accompanied by throbbing, after sitting or standing for a prolonged period, it could be a sign of venous insufficiency or venous disease.

Venous Stasis Ulcer

A shallow wound that develops when venous disease inhibits return blood flow, venous stasis ulcers usually form on the lower leg, just above the ankle. When vein valves are damaged, blood leaks into the surrounding tissue, which breaks down, resulting in an ulcer.

Treatments We Use

Sclerotherapy

Performed right in our vein clinic, this office-based therapy has shown proven results in fading spider veins and minor varicose veins to reduce soreness and improve your appearance.

With minimal discomfort, a solution is gently injected into the vein with a very fine needle. Multiple treatments are usually required for the veins to fade.

Sclerotherapy may be appropriate for treatment of your veins after examination and diagnosis from Dr. Goldstein. Pregnant women will not be treated with sclerotherapy.

After the procedure, patients wear compression stockings for 1-2 weeks and enjoy normal activities, but should avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days.

TRIVEX® System

This procedure for varicose vein removal is performed on an outpatient basis in the hospital, under a light or general anesthesia.

Dr. Goldstein will make small incisions near your vein cluster, then insert an illumination device into one incision to highlight your veins. Through the other incision, your vein will be removed with a surgical device.

TRIVEX provides you with few small incisions, a short operating time and easier recovery with good cosmetic results. 99.7% of patients were satisfied with TRIVEX and reported good outcomes.

Venefit® Ablation

Performed right in our vein clinic, this office-based procedure treats the underlying source of varicose veins while improving your appearance.

Guided by ultrasound, Dr. Goldstein will insert a ClosureFast® catheter through a small opening in your skin. This tiny, disposable catheter is then powered by radio frequency energy to heat the vein wall. The heat causes the vein wall to shrink and the vein to seal closed. Once the vein is closed, blood reroutes itself to healthy veins in your legs. This is similar in effect to laser treatment and has excellent results which are comparable to laser treatment.

After the procedure, patients wear compression stockings for 2 weeks to aid healing. You will be encouraged to walk, but to avoid periods of standing and strenuous activities for a few days afterwards.

Vein Ligation and Stripping Surgery

This minor surgery, often performed under sedation with local anesthesia, is performed in the hospital to treat certain cases of severe varicose veins.

Dr. Goldstein will make an incision at your groin and other small incisions in the leg. The vein leading to the varicose veins as well as the varicose veins themselves will be removed.

This procedure may be combined with the Trivex powered phlebotomy, during which Dr. Goldstein will view your veins using a transilluminating light and remove them using a small powered surgical device.

You will go home the same day of your procedure. Patients are required to wear compression stockings for 1-2 weeks and avoid strenuous activities and long periods of standing.