Vein Disease

Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center -  - Vascular Surgeon

Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center

Vascular Surgeons & Vein Specialists located in Port Jefferson Station, NY & Hauppauge, NY

In a perfect world, your arteries carry your blood throughout your body and your veins ferry it back to your heart for recirculation. If your veins aren’t fulfilling their role because of disease, it can have a cascading effect on your circulatory health. At Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center, the board-certified vascular surgeons treat vein diseases of all kinds, helping their patients in Hauppauge, Port Jefferson Station, and Riverhead, New York, maintain great blood vessel health. To learn more, call the practice or use the online scheduler.

Vein Disease Q & A

How do veins work?

When functioning properly, your circulatory system is incredibly fast and efficient. It sends the six quarts of blood in your body round and round, covering a whopping 12,000 miles each day. Your heart is the main driver of this effort, pumping your blood out through the arteries to deliver oxygen and nutrients throughout your body.

Your veins are responsible for your blood’s return trip to your heart for recirculation, and they’re aided by your surrounding muscles as well as tiny, one-way valves that keep your blood from flowing backward.

What are the main types of vein disease?

Most types of vein disease develop when there’s a problem with your valves, which only shut partway, or not at all, allowing blood to pool backward or flow in both directions. The most common venous diseases include:

  • Blood clots
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Phlebitis, or superficial venous thrombosis

Vein disease can also include varicose and spider veins, as well as leg ulcers.

What are the most common signs of vein disease?

There are several symptoms that point toward a potential vein disease, including:

  • Leg swelling
  • Pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Discolorations on your skin
  • Cold feet

Varicose and spider veins are also clear indicators that your veins are not functioning as they should, and they warrant a closer look.

How are vein diseases diagnosed and treated?

The team of vascular experts at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic tools, including Doppler ultrasound, to diagnose vein disease. After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor performs the necessary diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of your problem.

Should they discover a problem in your veins, they come up with a treatment plan that best fits your diagnosis, your current medical situation, and your goals. From conservative treatments like lifestyle changes and medications to more aggressive options like surgery, the doctors at Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center ensure you get the treatment you need.

For expert vein disease care, call one of the three Suffolk Vascular & Vein Center locations or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.