Introducing Dr. Sareh Rajaee, the best vein specialist in Clifton, New Jersey
Dr. Sareh Rajaee is the leading spider vein and varicose vein specialist in Clifton, New Jersey. She’s a board-certified vascular surgeon with specialized training in minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments, having performed hundreds of procedures throughout her stellar career. She is incredibly compassionate, friendly, and talented, and she believes your vein care process should be emotionally and physically comfortable. She goes above and beyond to inform you about your vein treatment options and describe every step of the process so you know exactly what to expect.
Dr. Rajaee has a stellar educational background. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island, where she double majored in Biomedical Engineering and German. She completed her medical degree from the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, following which she pursued a Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also completed an integrated Vascular Surgery Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, followed by advanced training in open and endovascular procedures for vein disease and peripheral arterial disease.
Dr. Rajaee believes chronic venous insufficiency is one of the most underdiagnosed diseases because patients aren’t aware of its symptoms. Furthermore, there’s a persistent myth that all spider vein and varicose vein treatments are complex and surgical, whereas the truth is the opposite — most advanced vein treatments are minimally invasive, in-office, outpatient procedures. Driven by a need to spread awareness about vein treatments, we provide a step-by-step overview of the minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatment process below.
If you have the signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, please book an appointment online or call +1 973-447-1383. You can find our vein doctor at 1117 US-46 Suite 205, Clifton, just past the Ford dealership on route 46-E.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
The spider and varicose vein treatment process starts with an initial consultation with the vein doctor in Clifton. The primary goal of the initial consultation is to determine the likelihood of chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of most vein problems. Venous insufficiency is a medical condition wherein your vein valves collapse or malfunction, and blood flows backward, eventually accumulating in the leg veins. The continued accumulation of blood in leg veins is the primary reason for spider veins, varicose veins, and other vascular problems.
During your initial consultation, the vein doctor will ask you to describe your symptoms. If you have vein disease, you may experience leg pain, leg heaviness, frequent leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, and leg swelling, especially at the end of the day or after long periods of inactivity. The vein specialist will also examine your leg veins — the location, size, and depth of spider veins and varicose veins can reveal the presence of chronic venous insufficiency. The vein doctor will then review your health history.
Step 2: Vascular Imaging
The vein doctor will have a fairly accurate understanding of the root cause of your vein problems after the initial consultation. However, the vein specialist will recommend a duplex ultrasound scan to visualize the direction of blood flow in your leg veins, thereby confirming the presence or absence of vein disease. During the vascular imaging test, the vein doctor will use ultrasound energy to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins and diagnose chronic venous insufficiency. The vascular imaging results also support your insurance claims.
Step 3: Treatment Planning
After diagnosing the root cause of spider and varicose veins, the vein specialist will curate a personalized treatment plan for you. The treatment plan will be individualized according to your diagnostic results, the location and size of spider and varicose veins, your cosmetic goals and health history, insurance coverage options, and numerous other factors. The vascular surgeon will also inform you about all your vein treatment options and help you select the appropriate vein treatment for your needs. You are kept in the loop through every step of the process.
Step 4: Primary Treatment
If you have chronic venous insufficiency, your vein treatment process will start with minimally invasive procedures for vein disease — radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or venaseal. All minimally invasive treatments for vein disease have the same underlying goal — collapse or neutralize the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems, thereby rerouting the accumulated blood into healthier leg veins. However, all minimally invasive vein treatments accomplish that goal via different techniques and involve different side effects and potential risks.
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation and laser ablation involve using thermal or laser energy to destroy the diseased vein. The vein doctor makes a small incision on the skin’s surface to insert a catheter that channels thermal energy or laser energy to collapse the problematic vein, rerouting the accumulated blood into healthier veins. These procedures are extremely safe and effective. VenaSeal involves injecting a medical-grade adhesive into the diseased vein to seal its walls shut, turning it into a hardened tissue eventually absorbed by the body.
Step 5: Cosmetic Treatment
The primary vein treatment is followed by cosmetic vein treatments for the superficial varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is the best spider vein treatment available — the vein doctor injects a sclerosant medicine into the spider veins, turning them into hardened scar tissues eventually absorbed by the body. Ambulatory phlebectomy is the best varicose vein treatment — the vein doctor physically extracts the superficial varicose veins through small incisions on the skin’s surface.
Step 6: Recovery & Aftercare
Minimally invasive spider and varicose vein treatments are in-office, outpatient procedures that conclude within an hour with no downtime. You may have to wear ACE bandages for 24 hours and compression stockings for a week or more, and you should avoid strenuous workouts for a few days, but you can resume most of your daily activities and work immediately. The vein specialist will provide a list of aftercare guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery — please follow all instructions accurately.