Is it Worth Getting Varicose Veins Removed? And Other FAQs About Varicose Veins

Is it worth getting varicose veins removed?

When patients are told they need treatments for varicose veins, they often ask, “is it worth getting varicose veins removed?” You should ideally talk with your doctor to determine if you need to treat varicose veins and the type of treatment necessary. But generally speaking, varicose vein treatments aren’t just beneficial — they’re medically necessary. If you don’t treat varicose veins promptly, you may suffer from numerous emotional problems, cosmetic problems, and medical health complications.

New York Vein Treatment is a group of state-of-the-art medical centers for vein treatment specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatments. Our board-certified vein doctors carefully examine your leg veins, discuss your symptoms, administer venous ultrasound tests, and curate a personalized vein treatment plan to ensure optimal results. You can find our medical centers for vein treatment in Midtown Manhattan and the Financial District in New York City. Please schedule an appointment to talk with your doctor today.

Below, we describe how you benefit from varicose vein treatments in New York.

Removing varicose veins will make your legs look beautiful

Varicose veins are dense and puffy blood vessels that bulge out of the skin’s surface. Some patients say they look like tree trunks on the legs and others say they look like a mass of twisted, tangled, and knotted ropes. The appearance of varicose veins on your legs can make you feel shy, self-conscious, and socially anxious. Once you remove or treat varicose veins, your legs look beautiful again.

Is it worth getting varicose veins removed? What happens if varicose veins are left untreated? We describe the unique benefits and importance of varicose vein treatments in New York.

Removing varicose veins will alleviate discomfort and pain

Varicose veins can make your legs feel heavy and tired. You develop varicose veins because of the accumulation of blood in leg veins, which can also lead to leg heaviness, leg pain, leg swelling, and frequent leg cramps. Treating varicose veins and the underlying vein disease will alleviate the leg pain and leg heaviness, making you feel much better.

Removing varicose veins will improve your sleep

Restless leg syndrome is one of the most common symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of varicose veins. Restless leg syndrome leads to an incessant urge to shake and move your legs, especially at night or after long periods of inactivity. This condition can prevent people from sleeping comfortably, leading to insomnia. Varicose vein treatments can alleviate restless leg syndrome and improve your sleep patterns.

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Removing varicose veins will help you lead an active life

The presence of varicose veins can lead to significant leg pain, leg heaviness, leg swelling, and frequent leg cramps, which can prevent you from participating in sports and physical activities. But once we remove the unhealthy varicose veins and address the root cause of your vein problems, you will be able to lead an active lifestyle again.

Removing varicose veins will prevent further complications

Varicose veins are usually caused by chronic venous insufficiency, a medical condition wherein your vein valves malfunction or collapse. When the vein valves malfunction, blood flows backward due to gravity and accumulates in the leg veins, leading to spider veins, varicose veins, and other problems. If left untreated, you may suffer from numerous complications down the line, such as leg ulcers, skin discoloration, and deep vein thrombosis. Varicose vein treatments prevent such future complications.

What happens if varicose veins are left untreated?

If varicose veins are left untreated, blood will continue accumulating in the leg veins, leading to increased vascular dilation. As more blood pools in the leg veins, the varicose veins will become larger. Over time, the varicose vein walls may weaken and burst, leading to profuse bleeding. When your varicose veins burst, you have to be taken to an emergency room. Furthermore, you may also suffer from the consequences of untreated chronic venous insufficiency, such as skin discoloration, leg ulceration, and deep vein thrombosis.

Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your vein valves collapse and blood accumulates in the leg veins. This condition prevents proper blood circulation in the legs, which can have numerous long-term complications. The lack of effective blood circulation will lead to skin discoloration, making your legs look pale with areas of leathery rust-colored patches. Furthermore, you may develop leg ulcers because your injuries and wounds won’t heal. The accumulated blood in your leg veins may also clot, leading to further complications.

What are the risks of varicose vein surgery?

Varicose vein surgery is an antiquated treatment for varicose veins. In the past, the only way to treat varicose veins was through complex surgical procedures that involved considerable hospitalization, risks, and weeks of downtime. Varicose vein surgery involves a fairly high risk of infections and deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in leg veins).

You should avoid varicose vein surgery and only opt for minimally invasive vein treatments, such as endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and venaseal. Minimally invasive procedures are safer, more effective, and more reliable than varicose vein surgery. Our vein doctors in New York only provide the latest and safest vein treatment.

Can varicose veins go away naturally?

Varicose veins can’t go away naturally. The only way to remove varicose veins is with minimally invasive procedures that remove the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems, thus rerouting the accumulated blood into healthier leg veins. Natural remedies and lifestyle changes, such as wearing compression stockings and exercising, may alleviate the symptoms temporarily but can’t treat varicose veins or underlying vein disease.

If you want to remove unhealthy varicose veins without unnecessary risks, complications, or downtime, please schedule an appointment today.

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VEIN SPECIALISTS

Dr.MICHAEL NGUYEN

Veins Specialist NYC

He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at our Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center NYC.

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Dr. NAMRATA KHIMANI

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City.

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Dr. JUAN D. MONTOYA

Veins Specialists NYC

Highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in Vein Treatments in Manhattan.

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Dr. SAREH RAJAEE

Veins Specialists NYC

She has extensive experience with vein performing procedures based on New York City.

 HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Caroline Novak

Veins Specialists NYC

She is an Internal Medicine and Vein Disease specialist with experience in minimally invasive treatments at our Long Island clinic.

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