Anjan Rau, MD -  - Vein Specialist

Park Slope Medical Office, PC

Anjan Rau, MD

Vein Specialist & Vascular Surgeon located in Brooklyn, NY & Queens, NY

Laser Vein Treatments Specialist

Vein doctor, Dr. Rau has extensive experience in using advanced vein treatment techniques, including state-of-the-art laser vein treatments for safe and effective management of varicose veins in his patients from Brooklyn, Queens, and throughout the New York City metro region.

Laser Vein Treatments Q & A

What causes varicose veins?

Your veins contain tiny valves that help ensure blood flows in the right direction. When those valves become damaged or weak, they no longer function the way they should, allowing blood to flow backward and “pool up,” resulting in bulging and discoloration as well as symptoms like pain, itching, heaviness or weakness in the affected area. Valve damage may occur as a result of age, weight gain, occupations that require prolonged periods of standing or sitting, pregnancy, genetics or other causes.

How are lasers used to treat varicose veins?

Laser treatment (also called endovenous laser treatment, or EVLT) uses a thin, flexible tube, or catheter, that's inserted into the vein. Once the catheter is in place, a laser fiber is inserted through the catheter to the area of damage. The fiber emits highly-focused laser energy to damage the vein lining, causing the vein to collapse or close and preventing the flow of blood through the diseased vessel. Instead, blood is automatically routed through health vessels for better circulation.

Is laser treatment safe?

Yes, lasers have been used for many years to safely and successfully treat varicose veins. The procedure is performed in the office in less than an hour, and there's no need for general anesthesia or stitching, which means far less risk of complications compared to many vein treatments, as well as faster recovery and less discomfort.

What is recovery like?

Once your treatment is over, you'll be encouraged to walk to maintain health circulation and promote the rerouting of blood through health veins. You may be given compression stockings to wear to speed recovery, and vigorous physical activity like gym workouts will be prohibited during the initial phase of healing to allow your vein to close properly.

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please keep in mind some insurances require referrals.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care (NY)
HealthPlus Amerigroup
United Healthcare Community Plan
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