Some vein disease and damaged veins may be catastrophic and life-threatening. Others contribute to dangerous complications that may be life-threatening. That’s why you need to call on expert at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center in Brooklyn at the first signs of a vein condition. What seems like a small, cosmetic issue like spider veins, a varicose vein or swelling in your leg, for example, may be a symptom of a much more serious vein problem. Veins move blood throughout your body, so take good care of them for a long, healthy life.
What Are Vein Conditions?
Veins are the blood vessels that return blood to your heart, while arteries take blood away from the heart to circulate through your body. When you have a venous disease, it means that the veins are damaged, occluded, thrombosed or dilated. The valves that operate within your veins aren’t working properly.
When you’re diagnosed with a vein condition, seek the best treatment from an experienced doctor with expertise in a wide range of vein treatments. For that kind of service, rely on the best in Brooklyn at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center. It’s a specialty practice with many effective, long-lasting vein and artery disease treatments.
What Causes Vein Problems?
Vein conditions can result from several causes, and valve malfunctions are one of the most common culprits. If a valve fails to open and close correctly, blood pools in your veins, which often signals venous issues.
Various factors can lead to valve problems, including:
- Genetics. If you have close family members with a history of vein problems, then you’re more likely to develop the same condition.
- Aging. As you age, the vein walls lose their pliancy. The valves begin to malfunction, causing your blood to pool instead of moving along normally. Pooling blood further weakens vein walls.
- Injury or surgery. Physical trauma or a surgical procedure can damage a vein and increase the risk of developing vein problems.
- Inertia. Movement and exercise promote good circulation and healthy veins. Extended periods of standing or sitting hinder proper blood flow and thus increase the stress on your valves.
- Obesity. Excess body weight places unnecessary stress on your cardiovascular system. Valves suffer significantly more wear and tear.
- Gender. Pregnancy, hormonal changes and other factors cause females to develop vein problems more than men.
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What Vein Conditions Are Treated at the Downtown Vein & Vascular Center?
Serious conditions, like phlebitis and blood clots, and minor issues, like spider veins, are treated with equal attention by your Brooklyn specialist.
The most common conditions include:
- Varicose veins
- Spider veins
- Venous insufficiency or arterial insufficiency
- Skin ulcers
- Hand and arm veins
- Circulation problems
- DVT and blood clots in the leg
- May Thurner syndrome
- Testicular varicose veins
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
- Endovenous laser ablation
- Endovenous radiofrequency ablation
- Endovascular therapy
- Sclerotherapy for spider veins and varicose veins
- Ambulatory phlebotomy
- Venograms or stenting
- Vascular and arterial embolization
Dr. Sobolevsky provided excellent care during my vein treatment. He was professional, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable throughout the procedure. I’m thrilled with the results and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking vein treatment.
What Happens if I Don’t Get Treatment?
Vein disease is progressive and rarely gets better without successful intervention techniques that you only get from experienced specialists. Varicose veins and circulation problems, for example, may be a sign of more serious complications with your heart and blood flow.
Over time, you may develop symptoms and conditions that include:
- Increased pain and discomfort
- Swelling and inflammation in your extremities
- Skin ulcers
- Mobility issues
- Changes in your skin that go beyond cosmetic problems
- A pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot that moves into your lung
Avoid the serious side effects and results of letting vein conditions go untreated. Interrupted blood flow may lead to an amputation. Contact your New York specialist at Downtown Vein & Vascular Center today before your vein problems worsen. Get pain relief and reduce your risks of further complications.
Sergei Sobolevsky, MD, is a leading specialist in endovascular medicine with experience in vascular and interventional radiology. Dr. Sobolevsky has decades of experience in the field, with over 25,000 procedures performed, accumulating extensive experience in image-guided minimally invasive medicine, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions.
Dr. Sobolevsky earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1997 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his specialty clinical training in vascular and interventional radiology at Harvard University. Later, he earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and named to the Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Dr. Sobolevsky is licensed in multiple states, has delivered presentations at numerous institutions in the US and abroad, and now acts as a clinical advisor for the biomedical industry. He also held multiple positions in the field during his career, including Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, Senior Vice President in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Artann Laboratories in North Brunswick, NJ, and Medical Director at the American Endovascular and Amputation Prevention Center in Brooklyn.More About Dr. Sobolevsky
Downtown Vein Treatment Center
480 Court Street, Ste 101
Brooklyn, NY 11231