Your veins share the responsibility of carrying deoxygenated blood back to your heart, where it can replenish its oxygen and spread it throughout your body. At his practice in West Orange, New Jersey, Dmitry Gorelik, MD, a board-certified cardiologist, treats conditions affecting veins like varicose veins, venous insufficiency, and deep vein thrombosis. To explore treatments and services for vein care, call Dr. Dmitry Gorelik today or schedule an appointment online.
You have many blood vessels carrying blood throughout your body: Some are arteries, others are veins. Arteries carry oxygenated blood, supplied with oxygen from your lungs, from your heart to other regions of your body that need the oxygen to function. Your veins are the vessels that carry the deoxygenated blood back toward your heart.
Your blood makes the switch from oxygenated to deoxygenated in tiny blood vessels called capillaries. The oxygen transfers to your tissues through the walls of your capillaries. Carbon dioxide, another type of gas, can transfer from your tissues into your capillaries to reach your veins.
While there are several ways to categorize the veins in your body, here’s a great way to differentiate them:
Deep veins are inside your muscles or run along your bones. They contain valves, which allow for upward blood flow by opening and closing. Surrounding muscles aid this process.
Superficial veins are veins within the layer of fat immediately below your skin. Some also contain valves for blood flow, but the flow is much slower without the aid of nearby muscles.
Dr. Gorelik is a vein doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions and complications affecting your veins and their function. He can address hand veins, leg veins, veins on breasts, and visible or malfunctioning superficial or deep veins in any other location.
A few of the complications that Dr. Gorelik frequently treats are:
Vein conditions can come with several different symptoms. Spider veins and varicose veins are superficial veins that are usually visible on your skin. Other conditions may cause swelling, tenderness to the touch, and burning or itching sensations.
As a vein specialist, Dr. Gorelik can perform the most effective available treatment for your venous condition. The services he provides include:
Medtronic’s VenaSeal procedure involves an injectable adhesive that can close problematic or unsightly veins without using a sclerosant.
ClosureFast is an endovenous radiofrequency ablation procedure. Using a catheter to get inside your vein, Dr. Gorelik sends radiofrequency energy into it to cause the vein’s closure.
Sclerotherapy is a common treatment for varicose and spider veins. To close the vein and compromise its blood supply, Dr. Gorelik injects a chemical called a sclerosant. Once the vein closes, its blood supply goes elsewhere, and it fades away.
During this procedure, Dr. Gorelik physically removes varicose veins from beneath your skin through small incisions.
Using either laser energy or radiofrequency energy, Dr. Gorelik heats the walls of damaged veins to cause them to shrink and collapse. Dr. Gorelik can use this treatment to address varicose veins, spider veins, venous insufficiency, and venous stasis ulcers.
To explore the available vein treatments, call Dr. Dmitry Gorelik today or schedule your visit online at your convenience.