THE VEIN CENTER

The Vein Center

Welcome to The Vein Center at New York Weight Loss & Surgery and New Jersey Weight Loss & Surgery!

Through the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Arad, we offer the latest and most trusted tools and techniques to treat a multitude of vein conditions in the legs.

What Are Symptoms of Vein Disease?

Most people think that you have to see big varicose veins coming out of your legs to have vein disease. This is not true. Although visible varicose veins are one sign, there are many other symptoms that point to vein disease.

Symptoms in the legs may include:

  • Cramps
  • Fatigue or aching
  • Swelling or heaviness
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Restless legs
  • Throbbing
  • Pain
varicose-veins

What Causes Vein Disease?

When the heart beats it sends blood, oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body through our arteries. For the blood to return back to the heart to be replenished and get rid of the waste products, it must travel through our veins.

Veins have valves that help return the blood against gravity. Veins, unlike arteries, have weak walls and are much more likely to lose their shape over time. This happens to people starting even in their early 30s. As the veins bow outward, the valves no longer reach each other and the blood cannot fully return back to the heart. This blood, which lacks oxygen and is filled with waste products, now pools in the legs and is the reason people develop these symptoms.

Am I at Risk for Vein Disease?

More than half of all Americans have vein disease or venous insufficiency. The incidence can be even higher for people with:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Any history of smoking
  • Long periods of standing or sitting
  • Family history of vein disease
  • Age over 50
  • Menopause

I Did Not Know Vein Disease Could Be Invisible. How Can I Tell If I Have Vein Disease?

At The Vein Center, we are able to check for vein disease right in our office. The test we use is an ultrasound. It is painless and takes around 20 minutes to perform. We are able to immediately determine whether you have vein disease and if so discuss different options best suited for you.

What Treatment Options Exist at The Vein Center?

There are a variety of treatment options that we can offer ranging from conservative therapy to minimally invasive procedures with minimal downtime. During the office consultation, we discuss the best approach for each person on a case by case basis.

Some procedures that we specialize in include:

If you have any of the symptoms above, or you’re at risk for vein disease, request an appointment at NJ or NY Weight Loss & Surgery. It’s important to remember that vein disease often has no symptoms, and often symptoms are mistaken for another condition. If you think you may have vein insufficiency, or have symptoms of vein insufficiency, we can provide a fast, simple and effective diagnostic ultrasound to confirm. We’ll be able to determine if you have a vein disease, what’s causing it and what we can do about it.