Despite the warm temperatures, there are many who have not shown off their legs this summer because of their unsightly varicose veins. Now, there is unparalleled care available to diagnose and treat all vein-related problems in one convenient location
NYU Winthrop's new Vascular Surgery facility, located at 200 Old Country Road, Suite 120 in Mineola, offers patients the convenience of consultations, vascular testing, and surgical procedures all under one roof. Boasting state-of-the art equipment and a friendly and knowledgeable staff, the facility includes a Specialty Vein Center – a one-stop facility for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of varicose vein procedures previously only performed in the Operating Room.
Christine Chung, MD (left) thoroughly evaluates the target vein with ultrasound prior to performing endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)
"Our Vein Center offers the latest minimally invasive treatments, a majority of which do not require a hospital stay, general anesthesia, or lengthy surgery – allowing patients to return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment," said Reese Wain, MD, Chief of NYU Winthrop's Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Wain's vision and leadership has helped grow a team of vascular surgeons that has enabled the highly regarded NYU Winthrop Vein Center to offer treatments for venous insufficiency, malfunctioning dialysis accesses, peripheral artery disease, and the placement of ports for chemotherapy, among other procedures.
Millions of Americans suffer from venous disease and the disease can affect both men and women of all ages. Age and pregnancy are among the most common reasons for varicose veins, which can develop as a result of weakened valves in the veins that impede the normal flow of blood back to the heart. With innovative and minimally invasive treatments such as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), Stab Phlebectomy, and Sclerotherapy all available at NYU Winthrop's Vein Center, patients no longer need to suffer.
"The NYU Winthrop Vein Center is a comprehensive facility that allows our surgeons to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with a full spectrum of venous disease. The new facility and compassionate staff make it possible to offer patients stream-lined care in a comfortable and safe environment," said Christine Chung, MD, RPVI, Attending Vascular Surgeon in the Division of Vascular Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital.
You may be a candidate for vein treatment if you have one or more of the following:
- A family history of varicose veins
- Large, bulging veins
- Discoloration, pain, swelling, tiredness, burning, itchiness of your legs, ankles, or feet
- No symptom relief with compression stockings, weight loss, or exercise alone
- Sores or wounds on your legs
NYU Winthrop Hospital also boasts one of the few vein centers on Long Island with an Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IACIAC) accreditation, which is granted to facilities providing quality patient care in compliance with national standards. The Center also holds accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of patient safety in an outpatient setting. These prestigious accreditations are a testament to the quality of care that is delivered each day by the Center’s world class team.
The Center also includes an on-site vascular lab staffed with dedicated technologists, and a fully-equipped procedure room.
"Everything a patient needs to treat their varicose veins can be found right here at NYU Winthrop," said Dr. Wain.
For more information about the wealth of services available at NYU Winthrop's Vein Center, please call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.
"Working for the United Parcel Service, I am on my feet all day. Recently, my leg really began to bother me, and I decided to take matters into my own hands to get the care I needed. From the moment I walked into NYU Winthrop's Specialty Vein Center - from the staff at the reception desk to the nurses to the doctor who treated me - it was an absolutely wonderful experience. After just one (virtually painless) visit, I was back to work the very next day. I'm so glad that I finally had this done! I tell everyone I know about the wonderful care I received at NYU Winthrop's Vein Center."
- James Atkinson, who recently underwent left leg endovenous laser therapy, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.
"I came to the NYU Winthrop Specialty Vein Center after a family member raved about the care, and I am nothing short of blown away by the experience I had. The level of care and knowledge put my mind at ease and gave me a sense of comfort that I never experienced elsewhere. As a mother of an active six year old, I want to be able to move and grow with my child. Dr. Chung and the entire team at Vein Center provided me with a service to enable me to do just that."
- Dianne Marchese, who underwent endovenous laser therapy on her left leg in July 2017