Introducing the vein specialist in Woodland Park
Dr. Tod Kobrinski is the leading vein specialist in Woodland Park, currently seeing patients at our state-of-the-art spider vein center in Woodland Park, New Jersey. He’s widely considered the state’s best vein doctor, as evidenced by his unanimous 5-star ratings and reviews from patients. You can find him at our vein clinics in New Jersey, specifically our Woodland Park office at 1167 McBride Ave Suite 2, a short drive from Garden State Plaza. You can book an appointment online or call +1 973-381-2115.
Dr. Kobrinski is an immensely talented vein doctor specializing in the latest minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees from George Washington University and his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He has also completed eight years of extensive post-graduate training through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, including residency and subspecialty fellowships.
Dr. Kobrinski believes one of the biggest hurdles to adequate vein care is a lack of awareness about vein disease and vein treatments. Most patients believe spider veins and varicose veins are merely cosmetic problems when they’re actually indicative of a dangerous circulatory disorder. Many others believe vein treatments are surgical, whereas the latest spider vein and varicose vein treatments are minimally invasive, in-office, outpatient procedures that conclude within an hour with no downtime or complications.
The lack of awareness about vein care prevents patients from seeking timely vein treatments when they notice the signs and symptoms of vein disease. We intend to right that wrong — please continue reading for a step-by-step overview of the spider vein and varicose vein treatment process.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
Your spider vein and varicose vein treatment process starts with an initial consultation with the vein doctor in Woodland Park. The primary goal of the initial consultation is to understand your symptoms and goals and determine if you might have chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of most vein problems. Venous insufficiency is a circulatory disorder wherein your vein valves collapse or malfunction. The vein valves are like one-way doors that allow blood to flow towards the heart but prevent backward blood circulation, resisting gravitational force. When your vein valves collapse, blood flows backward to accumulate in the leg veins, leading to spider veins and varicose veins.
Understanding the root cause of your vein problems is the first step in curating a treatment plan. The vein doctor will examine your leg veins to determine the size, location, and depth of veins, which will indicate the stage of vein disease. The vein specialist will also ask about your symptoms — leg heaviness, leg pain, restless leg syndrome, and frequent leg cramps are common symptoms of vein disease. The vein doctor will also review your medical history because a history of vein problems or deep vein thrombosis leads to an increased risk of chronic venous insufficiency.
The final stage of the consultation will involve a diagnostic ultrasound scan, known as duplex ultrasound. The vein doctor will use an ultrasound device to visualize the direction of blood flow in your leg veins on a computer screen. Backward blood circulation and accumulated blood in leg veins are indicative of chronic venous insufficiency. Vascular imaging reveals the root cause of varicose veins and spider veins, and it can also support your insurance claim, allowing you to maximize your insurance coverage.
Step 2: Treatment Plan
After diagnosing the root cause of your vein problems, the vein doctor will curate a personalized vein treatment plan just for you. If you have chronic venous insufficiency, the vein doctor will treat the root cause before addressing the superficial varicose veins and spider veins. If you don’t have vein disease, the vein specialist will directly proceed with cosmetic treatments. Furthermore, the vein doctor will discuss all your vein treatment options, highlight their pros and cons, and help you select the ideal vein treatment for your specific needs.
Step 3: Primary Treatment
Radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and venaseal are the best minimally invasive treatments for chronic venous insufficiency. These procedures involve using thermal energy, laser energy, or medical adhesives to destroy or seal the diseased vein’s walls, rerouting the accumulated blood into healthier leg veins. The vein doctor will describe the unique advantages, drawbacks, and side effects of all vein treatment options, thus helping you select the appropriate vein treatment. These procedures address the root cause of your vein problems, thus minimizing the risk of vein disease recurrence.
Step 4: Cosmetic Treatment
Sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy are the leading minimally invasive vein treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. These procedures only remove the superficial veins, so they should only be performed if you don’t have chronic venous insufficiency or after the primary vein treatment. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosant medicine into the spider veins to seal their vein walls, turning them into hardened tissues eventually absorbed by the body. Ambulatory phlebectomy involves the physical extraction of superficial varicose veins through small incisions on the skin’s surface.
Step 5: Recovery & Aftercare
Minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments conclude within an hour with no downtime, following which you can resume your daily activities and work. You have to wear compression stockings for a week and avoid strenuous activities for a few days, but you can resume most normal activities. Most patients seek vein treatments during their lunch break to avoid disrupting their daily schedules. Our vein doctors will provide a list of aftercare and recovery guidelines after your vein treatment.