Venous Reflux in Jersey City, NJ
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski is the leader of Vein and Skin Studio in Bayonne, New Jersey. Dr. Moszczynski is an accomplished general surgeon and phlebologist who offers high-quality care for those suffering from venous reflux, otherwise known as venous insufficiency.
What is Venous Reflux?
Venous reflux is a medical condition involving the circulatory system. Veins are blood vessels that deliver blood back to the heart to be re-oxygenated. Healthy veins can overcome gravity with the use of valves that prevent the backflow of blood. Venous reflux occurs when these valves do not properly close, allowing blood to flow backwards and leading to the pooling of the blood in the lower extremities.
What are the Causes of Venous Reflux?
Veins that are weakened or damaged cannot properly fulfill their function. Veins may become weakened or damaged due to obesity, genetics, or smoking, among other things.
What are Some Venous Reflux Symptoms?
Varicose veins and spider veins are two very common venous reflux symptoms. Other symptoms include leg swelling, leg pain, leg ulcers, and bleeding from the legs. The legs may feel tired, heavy, fatigued, and achy. Throbbing, cramping, and leg restlessness may also be experienced.
How is a Diagnosis of Venous Reflux Made?
The process of diagnosing venous reflux begins with a thorough examination by your physician. At this time, you should relay all of your symptoms, even if you think they are unrelated to your condition. Tests may then be ordered to learn the cause of your condition. One type of test commonly employed involves the use of an ultrasound to detect the back flow of blood and improper drainage.
How is Venous Reflux Treated by Vein and Skin Studio?
Dr. Moszczynski is able to eliminate varicose veins with the use of VenaCure EVLT™. This involves the placement of a laser fiber inside the affected vein using a small incision. The fiber arrives at a predetermined destination, guided by the use of ultrasound waves.
The vein is then heated by the laser until it closes. This process is performed under conscious sedation and lasts about 40 minutes. The total time in the office should be around two hours.
What Should I do if I Have Venous Reflux?
Your venous reflux condition may not become evident until certain symptoms are noticed. Venous reflux treatment depends on the precise cause of your symptoms. Your chances of effectively treating your condition rise with early detection.
How Much Does Venous Reflux Treatment Cost?
You have a variety of options when it comes to payment for your venous reflux treatment. Vein and Skin Studio will accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards for payment. We also offer financing via CareCredit®.
Residents of Bayonne and the neighboring towns in New Jersey can seek treatment for venous reflux at Vein and Skin Studio. Please contact board-certified general surgeon and phlebologist Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski to schedule your own appointment today.