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Doctor Claire’s Varicose & Spider Vein Treatments in Queens, NY

Welcome to Dr. Claire’s Vein Treatments Center in Jamaica. Dr. Claire is part of the Downtown Vein Physicians family and is now bringing residents of Queens our advanced cutting edge varicose & spider vein proocedures that were previously only available at our Downtown Wall Street location. Schedule and appointment with us today and learn about our proven and effective procedures offered by NY’s true vein specialist- Dr. Philip Claire.

The venous system and be very complex and many serious disorders can occur which effect your internal and external health. Let our experts assess your problem and put you on the correct path to recovery. Our Interventional Radiologists have the tools neceessary to properly diagnose and treat all your issues.

Luckily, the methods we use are safe & proven minimally invasive methods and can even be done without injections in some cases.

Using our vascular and non-vascular interventions as well as our image-guided treatments we can treat any venous related diseases that your body is enduring.

Dr Claire’s Vein Treatments Of Queens 161-10 Jamaica Ave 3rd Fl 11432 (718) 269-3883 https://www.downtownveinphysicians.com/queens-ny-office

 

Dr. Philip Claire, DO: Sclerotherapy & Endovenous laser treatments (ELT)

Radiologist • Diagnostic Radiologist • Interventional Radiologist • Endovenous laser treatment (ELT) • Sclerotherapy

Dr. Phillip Claire, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, received his degree from the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Radiology Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital and proceeded to complete his Fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Interventional Radiology.
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Specialties

Radiologist , Interventional Radiologist , Diagnostic Radiologist
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Board Certification

American Board of Radiology
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Education & Training

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine – Medical School
Stony Brook University – Residency
Jackson Memorial Hospital – Fellowship

Vein Radiologist & Ultrasound Specialist

Our state-of-the-art ultrasounds will evaluate your venous system using the latest technology and some of the highest resolution images available in Queens & NYC. Ultrasound imaging is more effective than, MRI, CT & X-rays, CT in many ways such as the fact it’s safe for pregnant women and has the ability to pick up even the smallest veins for testing. Simply call us today to learn more and understand your options.

 

Effective Leg & Body Vein Removal

Utrasounds tend to be very comfortable considering the fact we can use smaller needles that are effective and do not irritate the skin. Using this technology, we can ensure the needle hits the right area as the line of vision is very clear. Identifying the varicose vein’s exact location is one of the keys to a succeccsful procedure.

Reliable & Effective Vein Procedures Near You

Our Doctors are proud to offer our effective and proven vein treatments to resident all over Queens. Our Jamaica, NY office is centrally located and worth the trip from anywhere in the Boroughs of NY. We are only a short bus, car and subway ride away from areas like Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Middle Village, Flushing, Elmhurst, South Ozone Park, Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Woodside, Forest Hils & Rego Park. Call us now to schedule with a true vein specialist near you.

Treatments & Conditions

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Varicose Vein Symptoms

There are many different ways a person can experience varicose disease. There may be NO symptoms at all, in that case this a simply a cosmetic problem…
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More often however, there may be a range of symptoms from small nuisances to debilitating may. Some of the symptoms include aching pain and discomfort, foot and ankle swelling, throbbing sensation, tingling and numbness in the legs.

Varicose veins are caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves. Normal valves would prevent back flow of the blood. Damaged valves will leak blood backwards. This causes the veins to be full of blood, increasing the blood pressure inside the vessel. This can happen because of previous pregnancy, chronic consipation, obesity or just being genetically predisposed.

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Varicose Vein Diagnosis

An ultrasound exam is the best test to check blood flow inside the veins. This is a noninvasive test that uses high-frequency waves…..
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to see how blood is flowing in your veins.
Depending on the location, sometimes a venogram may be done to further assess your veins. During this test, a special dye is injected into your legs and X-rays are taken. The dye appears on the X-rays, giving a better view of how your blood is flowing.

Tests such as ultrasounds or venograms help ensure that another disorder like a blood clot or a blockage isn’t causing the pain and swelling in your legs.

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Varicose Vein Treatments

Depending on the size and location of varicose veins, there are many options for treatment. Sometimes a simple injection into a tiny varicose veins …
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(spider veins) permanently closes the abnormal vein. This will result in disappearance of the vein as well as elimination in the painful symptoms.

In mid size varicose veins (most common), laser treatments are often used to close off the abnormal varicosities.

A laser is a strong burst of light applied to the vein that causes the vein to close and disappear over time. In very large veins, sometimes it may be necessary to surgically remove the varicosities using tiny incisions. All treatments can be performed using local anesthesia or light sedation.

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Spider Vein Symptoms

Spider Veins are small red or blue colored veins. That sometimes give the appearance of a spider web or tree branches.These can be spotted under our skin….
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, but unlike varicose veins, they do not bulge out. They most often appear on the face and legs, but can also present in most parts of the body.

Rarely they can be painful. There are effective, painless treatments available for them.

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Spider Vein Diagnosis

Spider Veins can often be easily be diagnosed visually with a ….
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physical exam.
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Spider Vein Treatments

A common treatment for spider veins is to inject a mixture of salt, fatty acids….
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, and glycerin that will help collapse the vein. This is usually painless and well tolerated.
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Laser Vein Treatments

By far the most popular treatment is a laser treatment of the varicose veins. It closes …
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off damaged veins effectively by zapping them using bursts of high intensity light.

There is no need to make any cuts in this minimally invasive procedure. It is often used for most varicose and spider veins. It is well tolerated with local anesthesia or light sedation. Most patients resume all normal activities the next day.

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EndoVenous Thermal Ablation

This is another name for a laser or high-frequency radio-wave treatment of …
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varicose veins.

A diseased vein is effectively closed and disappears over time. Symptom relief results in a several days.

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Microphlebectomy Vein Treatments

Microphlebectomy is used to treat large ugly looking varicose veins. …
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In the past this was a major procedure done in hospitals. Recently, this procedure has been modified.

Now it is minimally invasive and can usually be done in the office setting. The treatment involves making tiny punctures along the path of the vein. Using a special instrument, the varicose veins are gently removed through these small openings.

The poke holes are so small that only local anesthetic is needed and no stitches are required. The patient is able to resume normal activity quickly, and discomfort following the treatment is rare.

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Non-Surgical Vein Treatments

Non-Surgical Vein Treatment – Options Include:….
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Radiofrequency Ablation Treatments – is heat that is generated by radio waves and is used to close off varicose veins.

EndoVenous Laser Ablation Treatments – involves closing off the vein, from the inside using heat.

Sclerotherapy Treatments – is conducted by injecting a liquid into the affected vein, to close it up.

Superficial Thrombophlebitis Treatments – means there’s a blood clot in the vein just under the skin, and some treatments may include applying heat to the painful area, elevating the affected leg, bed rest, and possibly wearing compression stockings. The condition usually improves on its own.

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VenaSeal™ Vein Treatments

The VenaSeal™ closure system treats symptomatic venous reflux disease ….
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in the lower extremity superficial venous system, often the underlying cause of painful varicose veins. This procedure uses an adhesive to close the vein. It is the only non-thermal, non-tumescent, non-sclerosant procedure approved for use in the U.S. that uses an advanced formulated medical adhesive that closes the diseased vein.
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Vein Ligation and Stripping Treatments

Vein Ligation and Stripping Treatments
are a minor surgery….
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An incision is made below the vein, a flexible instrument is threaded up the vein to the first incision, and the vein is grasped and removed. During this surgery, one or more incisions are made over the damaged veins, and the vein is tied off.
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Thrombolytic Vein Therapy Treatments

Thrombolytic Therapy Treatment is a procedure used to break up ….
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abnormal blood clots that restrict blood flow in the veins and arteries, to prevent any complications such as a heart attack, and prevent damage to tissues and organs.
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Compression Stocking Vein Treatment

Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs…..
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This helps prevent leg swelling, and can also slightly lessen blood clots. If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, compression stockings may be right for you.

 

 

FAQ

 

1. What is the cause of spider and varicose veins?

Spider veins are a small collection of thin red veins close to the surface of the skin, often found on the legs or face. Varicose veins are more enlarged and appear to be knotted and can cause more pain.  They are both caused by conditions known as venous reflux or venous insufficiency. This results in build ups of blood in the veins due to weak venous valves.

2. Who is at risk for varicose and spider veins?

  • Genetics is the single largest signal for those at risk. Over 90% of those with spider veins have a family history of them.
  • Pregnancy can cause spider veins as well and half of all patients are female.
  • 50% of those over 50 years old are at risk since the vein’s valves grow weaker over time. 
  • Obesity and the extra stress on the lower legs are a major cause.
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time causes venous problems from lack of blood flow.

3. Are varicose veins and spider veins dangerous?

Overall, no, they are not dangerous. They will not, however, heal on their own and require active changes and treatment by a specialist. If untreated there is a risk for color changes of the skin around the veins, chronic swelling,  and rashes. This can cause discomfort for many people. Our office is the foremost vein specialist in Queens and we can provide treatment for all levels of severity.

4. What happens when I visit a vein doctor?

Our experienced vein specialist will begin with an initial diagnosis and review of the personal and family health history. The areas which will need spider vein treatment will be identified, often photographed, and a risk-free ultrasound can be done to assist in identifying the areas and then treatment will be chosen based on severity.

5. Are there different treatment options?

Yes! Depending on overall health and severity there are a few ways to treat varicose and spider veins. The simplest are support stockings which can be used in minor cases. As the size and pressure from the veins increase there are injection-based treatments, minor surgeries, and newer laser treatments that are less invasive. Stop by our Queens office to see which option is best for you!

6. Can varicose and spider veins return even after treatment?

Although most patients achieve a high success rate, there is no ultimate cure for weak vein valves.  Typically the initial treatments will increase the overall vein health and prevent recurring discomfort, but with ultrasound treatments, we can monitor and treat ongoing issues in the future.

7. What can I do to prevent varicose veins?

The best options for preventing spider and varicose veins are to maintain a healthy active lifestyle, and not go long periods of time without movement as this prevents proper blood circulation.  A healthy weight is also very important and by making these two changes you can reduce your risk for varicose and spider veins.

What People Are Saying

"Caring Doctor”

Dr. Claire is a caring doctor. He immediately made me feel at ease and provided me hope that he can take care of the ugly varicose veins that are ruining my life.

“Professional and Courteous”

Amazing bedside manner. The doctor is very professional and courteous. I was impressed by his depth of knowledge. I’m excited about my varicose vein procedure.

“Very Patient and Polite”

The office is incredible. The staff is nice. Dr. Phil spent a long time explaining my condition. He was very patient and polite, and I greatly appreciate that.

"Highly Recommend"

A tremendous improvement, dramatically reduces swelling and pain. Staff is friendly and very caring. I highly recommend Dr. Claire Vein Specialist!

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