Vein and vascular problems range from cosmetic issue to more serious and sometimes painful conditions. A vein doctor like Dr. Charles Dietzek can treat conditions like spider veins, varicose veins, leg ulcers and clotting problems. A vein clinic like the Vein and Vascular Institute of New Jersey specializes in both medical and surgical treatment of vein and vascular problems.
Vein and Vascular Problems
Vascular is a term that covers both arteries and veins, although most of the chronic problems for which you might go to a vein clinic are related to the veins. Spider veins and varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins stop working properly, allowing blood to pool in the vein. Spider veins are usually a cosmetic issue, however, while varicose veins may cause burning, pain and leg ulcers. Blood clots can occur in the legs after periods of sitting for a long time, after major surgery or because of poor circulation. A small clot may be a minor issue, but if a clot in a deep vessel breaks free and travels to the lungs, it can cause a life-threatening condition called pulmonary embolism.
What’s Special About a Vein Doctor?
Vein doctors are specially trained to diagnose, manage and treat a variety of vein and vascular problems. They may be initially trained in radiology, internal medicine or surgery. As a vascular surgeon, Dr. Charles Dietzek can provide both medical and surgical management. Vascular surgeons follow the usual course through medical school and then complete a five to seven year long residency in general and vascular surgery. Although trained in surgery, Dr. Dietzek now focuses on non-surgical treatments, but his surgical background provides him with a unique perspective in treatment.
What Services Does a Vein Clinic Offer?
Services vary according to the specific vein clinic. The Vein and Vascular Institute of New Jersey offers laser therapy, sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, endovenous radiofrequency ablation (ERA) and endovenous laser ablation therapy (EVLT) ,Clairivein, Venifit, VeinWave and VenaSeal. All of these procedures and treatments are minimally invasive and are used to treat spider or varicose veins. Sclerotherapy, for example, is the injection of a special solution that causes the spider vein to collapse and eventually disappear. Spider veins may also be treated with lasers. For microphlebectomy, the doctor makes tiny incisions at each end of the varicose vein and pulls the vein out. Most of the procedures are performed in the office. In addition, Dr. Dietzek offers aesthetic services such as Botox for treating wrinkles, chemicall peels, dermabrasion and other skin rejuvenation procedures. All of these aesthetic services can be provided in the office and down time is minimal.
Whether you have vascular problems or just want to improve your appearance, the Vein and Vascular Institute of New Jersey stands ready to provide the help you need. Contact us today for an appointment to assess your particular situation. Dr. Dietzek will examine you and make a recommendation to meet your vein or vascular needs.