Category Archives:Treatments

Now Is The Perfect Time To Have Your Varicose Veins Treated

People frequently ask if one particular time of year is better than others to have varicose vein removal Ocean County NJ. While we are able to treat veins at any time, during any season, the winter is often the most convenient and preferable season for many people. There are multiple reasons for this which will be described below.

Reasons for Winter Varicose Vein Treatment

Many varicose vein treatments require the temporary use of compression stockings.  Many of the stockings made today are actually quite comfortable to wear. However, they are not very fashionable when worn with shorts.  During the winter months, we are usually wearing long pants rather than shorts. Therefore, the compression stockings are hidden under the pants. Also, being close to the Shore, many people want to spend a lot of time at the beach. This is not very conducive to the use of compression stockings either.  Having your veins treated during the winter months avoids these issues.

The second reason that winter is a preferable time to treat varicose veins for many people is that certain treatments require limiting sun exposure for a period of time after treatment. Therefore, for most, limiting sun exposure with varicose vein removal Ocean County NJ is usually not a problem during the winter months in our region.

The third reason that winter is preferable is that people often want to have their legs ready for summer. However, they don’t leave enough time time to schedule treatment and allow for complete healing before summer arrives. Unfortunately, it is quite common for people to make their first consultation to learn about treatment in April or May. Then to want treatment completed and their cosmetic results maximized before Memorial Day! We always try to complete people’s treatments in their desired time-frame. However, there needs to be enough time to obtain insurance authorization for covered procedures. We then need to schedule and complete the necessary treatment. If we begin the process long before summer gets here, it is easy to have varicose vein removal Ocean County NJ completed before “shorts season”.

Treatment for Varicose Veins

If you are experiencing the discomfort or appearance of unsightly varicose veins, treatment is easier than you might realize.  At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, we treat varicose and spider veins with minimally invasive procedures, such as Closure (Venefit), sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and Excel V laser.  Most treatments are completed right in the office and do not require hospitalization.  Patients typically experience little to no discomfort and get back to work and other usual activities within about a day. In addition, depending on the condition being treated, many procedures are covered by health insurance. In our center, all procedures are performed by Dr. Jeffrey Gosin, a Board Certified vascular surgeon with over 20 years experience with thousands of successful vein treatment procedures.

Shore Vascular & Vein Center is the premiere center for the treatment of vascular conditions, serving individuals in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Ocean County and the surrounding areas in southern New Jersey. Call (609) 927-VEIN (8346) to schedule a consultation or visit us on the web at www.GetGreatLegs.com.

How Do You Treat Varicose Veins?

If you have visible varicose veins, you probably already know how bad they can get and how they might negatively affect your self-confidence. These reasons alone are usually enough for someone to seek treatment. Add them to the fact that varicose veins can cause several symptoms (such as leg pain, swelling, and fatigue) and can lead to serious health complications like lipodermosclerosis and venous leg ulcers, and you’ll see just how important it is to get medical help.

Fortunately, there are several ways to treat varicose veins. These treatment methods can be combined with each other, although they are also effective on their own. These include:

 

Lifestyle Changes

If your varicose veins are still in the early stages, you might be able to eliminate them or at least reduce their appearance and severity by making changes to your lifestyle. Here are some of the changes that you have to make:

  • Getting physically active to promote better blood flow (especially to your legs) and improve overall cardiovascular health. Exercise on a regular basis, and incorporate activity into your routine as much as possible (e.g. taking the stairs instead of the elevator).
  • Shedding off excess pounds and keeping your weight under control. Being overweight or obese can cause increased pressure in your veins and contribute to the development of varicose veins.
  • Avoiding situations wherein you have to stand up or sit down for long periods of time. If you need to do this at work, take frequent breaks to relieve the pressure in your leg veins. Don’t cross your legs while sitting, and strive to keep them raised when you sit or sleep.
  • Wearing venous compression stockings can also provide some relief of the pain and leg heaviness associated with varicose veins.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

There are times when lifestyle changes aren’t enough to treat your varicose veins. When these instances occur, your best option is to undergo minimally invasive procedures that remove or close your varicose veins. One example is the Venefit Procedure, in which the diseased vein is accessed through a small needle and catheter and exposed to radiofrequency energy. The vein will collapse and close down, encouraging blood to flow through other healthy veins and preventing it from pooling in the legs.

Another procedure is microphlebectomy, which removes the diseased vein. Microphlebectomy accesses veins through small openings that don’t even need stitching to close. As a result, patients don’t need to be hospitalized, and they’ll experience only a minimal discomfort during the procedure. They can also go back to their regular activities after 24 hours.

 

Treating varicose veins is usually a straight forward process that is much easier than it was in the past. Treatment does NOT require hospitalization or major surgery. If you’re ready to seek treatment, contact us here at Shore Vascular and Vein Center. We specialize in varicose vein removal in the Atlantic County, Cape May County or Ocean County, NJ area and offer a wide range of minimally invasive treatment options using modern methods and state-of-the-art equipment.

5 Things to Expect Before, During & After Your Varicose Vein Treatment at Shore Vascular & Vein Center

Each time we perform a varicose vein removal procedure, it’s a little different since each of our patients is unique. However, one thing stays consistent: the quality and care Shore Vascular & Vein Center gives everyone we treat.

Friendly Faces

When you call (609) 927-VEIN (8346), you’ll immediately be speaking with one of our friendly clinical or administrative staff. They’ll be happy to answer any of your questions, help you navigate the insurance realm or schedule an appointment for you to meet with Dr. Jeffrey Gosin for a consultation for the treatment of your varicose veins. And, after making an appointment, you’ll be greeted by friendly faces the moment you walk into our Somers Point office. Even though varicose vein and spider vein removal procedures are minimally invasive, we know that any medical procedure can be a little nerve-racking, so we strive to make your experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible, from the very beginning.

Experienced Doctor

Another (probably more important) detail that will give you comfort in heading into your procedure is knowing that our doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Gosin, is an experienced and dedicated board-certified vascular surgeon. As a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College, he continues his education by staying up on the latest trends and technologies and is a member of numerous surgery and vascular surgery societies. In fact, his experience is so well respected that other physicians visit the Somers Point office to learn his techniques.

Quick Procedure

Because of the advances in surgical technology, procedures are now much less invasive and therefore, require less time to perform. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gosin will assess your venous issues and determine (with you) the best course of action for removal. With numerous treatment options to choose from – such as the Venefit Procedure, phlebectomy, sclerotherapy and Excel Laser V – choosing the right option also means choosing the most efficient (safe and timely) method. And, since each venous insufficiency or varicose vein treatment method is considered an out-patient procedure, you’ll be in and out of the office and on with your day in a very short period of time.

Speedy Recovery

A minimally-invasive procedure also means minimal recovery time. Most of our patients are able to get on with their everyday tasks and activities the day after – and even the same day as – treatment. And not only do patients immediately feel relief from their varicose vein discomfort, they feel very little (if any) pain related to the treatment.

No More Unsightly Veins

The biggest incentive, of course, beyond alleviating the pain and discomfort associated with varicose veins, is getting rid of the unsightly, bulging varicose veins. And because of the nature off most treatment methods, the veins that were removed do not come back!

If you still have questions regarding treatments or varicose vein removal procedures, contact Shore Vascular & Vein Center by calling (609) 927-VEIN (8346), checking our website, GetGreatLegs.com or visiting our Somers Point Office. Dr. Gosin and his staff are Atlantic County, Cape May County, and Ocean County, NJ’s most knowledgeable and experienced vein and vascular care team, meaning you can be confident you’ll receive the best possible treatment.

Treating Vascular Issues Beyond Varicose Veins

Surprisingly enough, not all vascular problems result in varicose veins or spider veins. Quite often, most vascular issues go unnoticed or undiagnosed because they don’t have any visible symptoms. Our doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Gosin does far more than safely and painlessly remove varicose and spider veins.  As part of his education, experience and certification, he is also able to help patients with a wide range of vascular problems that go far beyond visible veins in the legs.

As a leader in minimally invasive vascular and vein treatments Dr. Gosin is able to treat and diagnose several vascular conditions that don’t necessarily affect veins. These include:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is swollen part of the lower aorta. The aorta runs from your heart through the center of your chest and to the abdomen and is one of the body’s major blood vessels. And since it’s the body’s main supplier of blood, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can lead to life-threatening internal bleeding. Treatments depend on the size and rate of growth of your aneurysm, but they vary from careful monitoring to vascular surgery.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease can occur when the arteries in your legs become blocked, causing your legs to receive insufficient blood and oxygen. Also known as leg artery disease, it can cause discomfort or pain in the buttocks, things, hips, knees and shins when walking. Factors such as smoking, having diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol and being overweight can increase your likelihood of developing PAD. After PAD is diagnosed (through a series of tests and exams conducted by a certified physician), it can often be treated through lifestyle changes like increased exercise and in some cases, medication. In some cases, a vascular specialist may need to perform procedures that may range from minimally invasive interventions to surgery.

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries, usually caused by a buildup of plaque. The carotid arteries carry oxygen and blood to the brain. As the arteries become more narrowed, it decreases blood flow to the brain and increases the risk of a stroke. Age, smoking habits, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and a family history of the disease are all factors that increase the risk of getting the disease. There may be no symptoms with the disease being discovered on a routine physical examination or a Doppler ultrasound test.  At times, the first symptom might be a neurologic event such as a sroke. Once diagnosed, carotid artery disease may be  treated via lifestyle changes , with medications, or at times surgery or stents.  A vascular surgeon can determine the proper treatment in a given situation.

 

If you have any questions regarding vascular problems or varicose veins and would like to make an appointment for diagnosis, contact Shore Vascular & Vein Center. Dr. Gosin and his staff are Atlantic County, Cape May County, and Ocean County, NJ’s most knowledgeable and experienced vein and vascular care team. To get in touch, call (609) 927-VEIN (8346) or visit our Somers Point, NJ office.

Safely Remove Your Facial Spider Veins & Rosacea and Stop Hiding During Holiday Festivities

Spider veins in your legs can be uncomfortable and distracting enough, but thankfully winter weather means you can live in warm pants or cozy legwarmers and at least hide the problem (until summer). While we think winter is actually an exceptional time for varicose vein removal and spider vein removal from your legs, we do understand why some may put off dealing with vein treatment in the legs until warmer weather approaches. However, spider veins aren’t limited to the legs; they can often show up on your face, along with other problems such as rosacea and port wine stains, which may wreak havoc on your self-esteem and confidence come time for Christmas, New Year’s and holiday parties.

Although there are some websites or places that may tout at-home or DIY recipes and methods for facial spider vein or rosacea removal, just as with varicose veins, those rarely work to diminish their appearance and simply do not work in removing them. By all means, if you’re in a pinch for time try a Witch Hazel or Apple Cider Vinegar rub (or something even crazier) to hopefully reduce the prominence of the veins or rosacea on your face. If you really want freedom from having to cake on makeup, sigh every time you pass a mirror, or dodge the camera every time it’s brought out at a holiday party, it’s time to consider Excel V laser treatments.

The Excel V Laser system, uses a unique high-powered green laser, which gets absorbed by the abnormal and broken blood vessels in the skin. It then heats and eliminates the unsightly veins or discolorations, ultimately restores skin to its natural state, skin tone and color. But as crazy as that sounds, it’s safe enough to be used on sensitive facial skin. It is actually Shore Vascular & Vein Center’s go-to treatment method for face conditions, because it can closely target the broken blood vessels in specific areas like the nose and cheeks.

In fact, the laser itself is customizable to every patient’s skin tone and problem like spider veins, but also rosacea, telangiectasia (permanent dilated veins), port wine stain, cherry angioma, and certain skin discoloration issues like sunspots. And on top of that, Excel V uses the latest and most innovative cooling technology for patient comfort. And since there are no real side effects or downtime, once the procedure is over patients can go back to their normal lives – without any embarrassing facial marks to hinder their holiday spirit.

The holidays should be about spending time with family and friends, and while this season can get a little stressful, you should not have to stress about the appearance of spider veins or rosacea on your face. Board Certified Vascular Surgeons, Dr. Jeffrey Gosin and his team at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, are some of the most professional and knowledgeable vein specialists in Atlantic County, Cape May County and Ocean County. Schedule an appointment by calling (609) 927-VEIN (8346), and enjoy the holidays without feeling self-conscious or hiding from the cameras.

Serving: Cape May County: Cape May, Villas, Marmora, Avalon, Wildwood, Ocean City, West Cape May, North Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Upper Township, Middle Township, Lower Township, Woodbine, Dennis Township; Atlantic County: Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Atlantic City, Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Pleasantville, Folson, Buena Township; Ocean County: Barnegate, Bay head, Beach Haven, Berkley Township, Brick Township, Easleswood Township, Harvey Cedars, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Island, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Ocean Township, Manaloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Stafford Township, Tuckerton, Toms River Township, South Toms River, Ship Bottom; Cumberland County: Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Deerfied Township, Upper Deerfield Township

Dr. Gosin Shares the Most Effective Way to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Quite often, society associates leg problems with unhealthy lifestyles (think cellulite). But there are some issues, like varicose veins, that crop up despite regular activity.

Some people are in constant motion throughout the day, constantly moving around for work, going to the gym, running, or doing other types of exercise and physical activity.  However,  that doesn’t  necessarily stop them from seeing, or feeling the physical symptoms of varicose veins. While at-home methods like compression stocking and exercise (specifically calf workouts) may help temporarily relieve symptoms, the most effective way to get rid of varicose veins is through noninvasive treatments performed by a vein specialist like a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon).

Once you’re ready to be done with uncomfortable varicose veins for good, a professional and knowledgeable vein specialist, like Dr. Jeffrey Gosin and the team at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, will walk you through the process of varicose vein removal. You’ll actually be cared for by one of best vein treatment centers in Atlantic County, Cape May County and Ocean County. Call Shore Vascular & Vein Center at (609) 927-VEIN (8346) to schedule an appointment or find answers to your varicose vein treatment questions.


Serving: Cape May County: Cape May, Villas, Marmora, Avalon, Wildwood, Ocean City, West Cape May, North Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Upper Township, Middle Township, Lower Township, Woodbine, Dennis Township; Atlantic County: Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Atlantic City, Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Pleasantville, Folson, Buena Township; Ocean County: Barnegate, Bay head, Beach Haven, Berkley Township, Brick Township, Easleswood Township, Harvey Cedars, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Island, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Ocean Township, Manaloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Stafford Township, Tuckerton, Toms River Township, South Toms River, Ship Bottom; Cumberland County: Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Deerfied Township, Upper Deerfield Township

Will I Be Insured? Shore Vascular & Vein Center Answers Your Insurance Questions

Our patients often ask about health insurance coverage for varicose vein treatment.  Many people who visit our Somers Point, New Jersey office do not initially realize that insurance companies will often cover the cost of varicose vein treatment. While varicose veins might be unsightly, they actually are far more than just a cosmetic problem. It is for that reason that treatment for varicose veins and venous disease is often covered by health insurance.

In determining insurance coverage, it basically comes down to one factor: whether or not the treatment is a medical necessity. This usually goes hand-in-hand with a diagnosis of venous reflux disease or venous insufficiency, which are recognized medial conditions. An experienced vein specialist, can determine the cause of your varicose veins (which relates to coverage) through a series of tests, like venous duplex ultrasonography testing.

In general terms, varicose veins that are not causing either physical symptoms or findings of advanced chronic venous insufficiency, do not necessarily require treatment. However, if symptoms develop, or if an individual desires cosmetic improvement, various treatment options exist. The best treatment for a particular individual will depend upon his or her specific situation. Conservative treatment, such as compression therapy, exercise and weight loss may be helpful for some individuals. When these measures do not provide improvement, there are minimally invasive treatments that are available that are often covered by health insurance.

Physical symptoms of venous reflux disease can range from slight discomfort to chronic pain and fatigue. Specifically, many suffer from pain, throbbing, aching, swelling, fatigue and heaviness. It can begin in the morning and worsen as the day goes on. In more extreme cases, the skin in the legs can become damaged, resulting in dark pigmentation and scarring. In more severe cases, venous leg ulcers can develop. These are a more serious condition that indicates very advanced venous disease.

At Shore Vascular & Vein Center, our clinical and administrative staff work closely with all of the health insurance companies with which we participate. Our team will contact your insurance company, provide them with all of the necessary information, work with them to determine whether your care is covered, and obtain any needed pre-certification. Then, before proceeding with any treatments, they’ll let you know whether or not you’ll be covered and will answer any coverage questions you may have.

We participate with most major health insurance networks. If your insurance is one of the few we don’t partner with, we would be pleased to see you on an “out-of-network” basis. Many insurance plans provide benefits for out-of-network care, and we would be more than happy to provide you with more information on that.

Shore Vascular & Vein Center, serving Atlantic County, Cape May County and Ocean County, NJ is the region’s premiere vascular and vein care center. If you are experiencing the appearance or discomfort of varicose veins or have any questions regarding insurance coverage or care, our Board Certified Vascular technicians can help. For more information, call us at (609) 927-VEIN (8346) or visit our website for more information.

Serving: Cape May County: Cape May, Villas, Marmora, Avalon, Wildwood, Ocean City, West Cape May, North Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Upper Township, Middle Township, Lower Township, Woodbine, Dennis Township; Atlantic County: Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Atlantic City, Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Pleasantville, Folson, Buena Township; Ocean County: Barnegate, Bay head, Beach Haven, Berkley Township, Brick Township, Easleswood Township, Harvey Cedars, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Island, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Ocean Township, Manaloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Stafford Township, Tuckerton, Toms River Township, South Toms River, Ship Bottom; Cumberland County: Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Deerfied Township, Upper Deerfield Township

How to Find the Best Vein Specialist in New Jersey

After months (maybe even years) or deliberating and procrastinating, you’ve finally made the decision to get treatment for your varicose or spider veins. But now what? We’re sure you’ve done your research, and maybe even know all about the history of vein treatment methods, but choosing a phlebologist, or vein specialist, isn’t as simple as just checking out reviews on Yelp. Not if you want a professional, helpful and Board Certified specialist.

The truth is, not all vein doctors are created equal. That’s why it’s important to know your physician’s background, expertise and training. In conducting your research on vein disease, you might have found a few doctors in your area advertising their services. Some of these may have been general practitioners others might have been dermatologists. However, you should look for a physician who is a highly trained specialist in treating the circulatory system, such as a Board Certified vascular surgeon. That is a safe bet for a high quality, minimally invasive, quick and pain-free procedure, with results that last.

Although technological developments have allowed for less invasive vein treatments, they are still considered interventional procedures.  If not performed correctly, complications are possible. This is why choosing the best surgeon is important; you’ll want someone knowledgeable and who will take your procedure seriously, not matter how routine it is for them.

If you want the very best vein specialist in Atlantic County, Cape May County and Ocean County, you should look into Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey. Dr. Jeffrey Gosin is Board Certified in both Surgery and Vascular Surgery and has dedicated his career to treating patients with vein and vascular diseases. In fact, he is Chief of Vascular Surgery at Shore Medical Center and the Medical Director at the hospital’s Cardio Vascular Institute.

The best physician to treat your venous issues is someone who has made a career in the field, especially because the area of study is in itself, highly specialized. When looking for a vein doctor, you’ll also want to find someone who is Board Certified in Vascular Surgery.  This Board Certification shows that a doctor has expertise in treating vein disease.

In addition to being certified, a doctor who is a member of several professional organizations such as the Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Venous Forum, the International Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery shows that the surgeon is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest technology, techniques and practices.

When you’re ready to book an appointment, contact Dr. Gosin and Shore Vascular & Vein Center by calling (609) 927-VEIN (8346). He and his team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and will walk you through the process, including insurance arrangements and what to expect from start to finish.

Serving: Cape May County: Cape May, Villas, Marmora, Avalon, Wildwood, Ocean City, West Cape May, North Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Upper Township, Middle Township, Lower Township, Woodbine, Dennis Township; Atlantic County: Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood, Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Atlantic City, Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Pleasantville, Folson, Buena Township; Ocean County: Barnegate, Bay head, Beach Haven, Berkley Township, Brick Township, Easleswood Township, Harvey Cedars, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Island, Lakehurst, Lakewood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Ocean Township, Manaloking, Ocean Township, Point Pleasant, Stafford Township, Tuckerton, Toms River Township, South Toms River, Ship Bottom; Cumberland County: Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Deerfied Township, Upper Deerfield Township

5 Reasons to Stop Putting Off Your Varicose Vein Treatment

Those pesky varicose veins have been plaguing you for a while, maybe even years, but you still refuse to get rid of your varicose veins. You may even have a laundry list of excuses to keep putting it off. It’s true we’re getting into the colder months, and your legs might not be on display as much as they were in the summer, but that doesn’t mean you should be purposely hiding them – there are holiday dresses to be worn after all.

A professional and knowledgeable vein specialist, like Dr. Jeffrey Gosin and the team at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey, will walk you through the process and quell any lingering fears you may have. With Shore Vascular & Vein Center though, you’ll be dealing with one of the very best vein treatment centers in Atlantic County, Cape May County and Ocean County.

It’s time to set your excuses for procrastination aside. Here are five reasons you should stop putting off treating your varicose and spider veins:

1. It’ll be over before you know it

Varicose vein treatments are non-invasive and are actually considered to be out-patient procedures. Most procedures can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and require only a local anesthesia. So once the procedure is completed, patients are released to go home and can carry on with their everyday activities immediately in most cases. It doesn’t really take that much time away from you living your life. In fact, you’ve probably spent more time worrying about the procedure and recovery than what it will actually take.

2. It really is painless

Outdated techniques may have given varicose vein treatments a bad rap. The truth is though, with modern methods – especially when administered by a vein specialist who is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon – patients feel very little, if any, pain. For instance, the Venefit procedure can be completed with simple local anesthesia. And new sclerosing solutions have eliminated the burning sensations previously associated with sclerotherapy procedures. If you were trying to find a remedy for your vein problems many years ago, we’d understand your hesitation, but today, those fears are unnecessary.

3. What you’ve been trying hasn’t been working

Whether you’ve been using compression stockings, airbrush cover-ups or crazy at-home, DIY remedies you read online, we’re willing to bet you haven’t been successful. While some treatments may cover up the problem, simple, minimally invasive procedures can actually get rid of the annoying, unsightly problem.

4. The procedure is often covered by insurance

For the most part, varicose veins are considered a medical condition, not just a cosmetic problem. And in most cases, we’ve found that insurance companies will cover varicose vein removal procedures, especially if it’s diagnosed as venous reflux disease (which is determined through ultrasonography testing). Our experienced insurance specialists will work directly with your insurance company to provide all of the necessary information to obtain insurance coverage.

5. Get an extra boost of confidence going into the holiday season

Even if you plan on being bundled up from Halloween until the flowers start blooming again in the spring, there’s a certain confidence that comes with knowing you have nothing to hide. Whether you’re at the gym running in your new shorts, or decide to don your favorite (short) dress sans tights, if you combat the problem of varicose veins now, you won’t have to worry about covering anything up.

If you’re ready to make an appointment or still have a few lingering questions, call Dr. Gosin and Shore Vascular & Vein Center at (609) 927-VEIN (8346) and he and his team will walk you through the process. Don’t keep putting it off, get your varicose vein problem taken care of today.

Taking Care of the Cosmetic Issues Involved with Spider Veins

Normally our blog posts cover varicose vein treatments (in the legs), but varicose veins aren’t the only kind that pop up. As serious as varicose veins symptoms can be, spider veins can also cause frustration (although they’re usually less uncomfortable than their bulging counterparts). While spider veins – just like varicose veins – aren’t just a cosmetic problem, they can affect self-esteem and confidence because in reality, they do have a cosmetic element that many people would prefer not to deal with.

Luckily, spider veins are easily treatable with a quick out-patient procedure. There are actually a few spider vein treatment options and a professional vein specialist like Dr. Gosin and the team at Shore Vascular & Vein Center in Somers Point, New Jersey will help you choose the method that’s best for your situation.

The Excel V Laser System is a state-of-the-art technology used to help get rid of spider veins (as well as varicose veins, rosacea and angiomas). It uses a high-powered green laser to target abnormal blood vessels and pigments in the affected area. Excel V is actually a very effective way of treating spider veins; because of their small size, a laser allows vein specialists to precisely treat the exact location of each vein. After being hit by the laser, the skin is returned to its natural tone and color. While lasers may be intimidating, the Excel V has a specialized cooling technology to keep patients from actually feeling the heat of the laser. Since the procedure is non-invasive and there aren’t any incisions, side-effects, downtime and recovery time are basically non-existent.

Another option for treating spider veins is sclerotherapy. It’s often the treatment of choice for smaller vein issues like the often miniscule spider veins.  The sclerotherapy procedure involves injecting a sclerosing agent directly into the vein. This solution eliminates the unsightly veins by irritating the inside of the offending veins, causing them to collapse on themselves. When this happens, the appearance of the spider veins improves and any of the discomfort associated with them, such as light burning or itching often goes away as well. And just like new technologies have made laser therapy less painful, advances have also helped sclerotherapy become more comfortable as well. Newer sclerosing solutions, such as Asclera, have eliminated the burning sensation that was once associated with the treatment. Appointment using this method can last from 15 to 45 minutes, so again, it’s another quick out-patient procedure that has lasting results since the veins typically will not appear again.

It’s important to note, that while treatment of veins are often covered by insurance companies, they typically need to be related to a diagnosis of venous reflux disease. An experienced phlebologist can diagnosis the cause of the spider veins through ultrasonography testing, which will help determine the size and dysfunction of the veins and in turn, the likelihood of coverage.

To get diagnosed or to receive the best spider vein treatment in Atlantic County, Cape May County or Ocean County, New jersey, contact Dr. Gosin and the team at Shore Vascular & Vein Center by calling (609) 927-VEIN (8346) or by visiting their Somers Point office for more information or to schedule an appointment.