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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
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
Varicose Vein Symptoms
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.
Varicose Vein Diagnosis
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.
Varicose Vein Treatments
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.
Spider Vein Symptoms
Rarely they can be painful. There are effective, painless treatments available for them.
Spider Vein Diagnosis
Spider Vein Treatments
Laser Vein Treatments
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.
EndoVenous Thermal Ablation
A diseased vein is effectively closed and disappears over time. Symptom relief results in a several days.
Microphlebectomy Vein Treatments
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.
Non-Surgical Vein Treatments
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.
VenaSeal™ Vein Treatments
Vein Ligation and Stripping Treatments
are a minor surgery….
Thrombolytic Vein Therapy Treatments
Compression Stocking Vein Treatment
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.