In the field of vascular medicine, staying “state of the art” is an ever-changing challenge. Only a few years ago the only way to permanently remove varicose veins was a surgical procedure called vein stripping, which required hospitals, general anesthesia and surgical incisions (with their associated dangers), long recovery periods, and possible scarring. Today, varicose veins can be removed in the comfort of your local vein center in New Jersey in about an hour, and you can walk out afterwards and return immediately to your normal activities or work.
What happened in medicine to make this possible?
Modern vein removal in New Jersey takes advantage of discoveries in the field of endovascular surgery and interventional radiology. Advances in the use of Doppler ultrasound and other techniques of visualization have made it possible for doctors to see through the surface of the skin – both to locate vascular diseases and to treat them. Rather than using a scalpel to open the skin, a thin catheter (smaller than the needle used to give you a flu shot) can be introduced directly into a vein or artery and then guided precisely into place using ultrasound.
Once the catheter is in the proper location, modern New Jersey vascular doctors can then use procedures such as sclerotherapy or radiofrequency ablation to treat diseased veins. In the former procedure, a chemical solution is injected through the catheter to irritate the walls of the vein and cause them to close. In the latter procedure, radiofrequency energy is used to heat the vein walls. In both cases, the vessels collapse, are absorbed into surrounding tissue, and healthier veins take over the task of routing blood back to the heart and lungs. Within a short time all traces of the diseased veins are gone, and proper circulation is restored, improving both your appearance and your circulatory health.
Advanced vascular testing improves other aspects of your health as well
One of the advantages of working with Cross County Cardiology is that its advanced testing facilities enable Dr. Rick Pumill and his associates to monitor your heart health as effectively as they monitor your vein health. So whether you are looking for varicose vein treatment in New Jersey or looking for a highly regarded vein center in New Jersey, your needs are met.
But one thing that may be more important to many prospective patients is that all of this advanced technology and expertise doesn’t require you to give up the sense of comfort you feel with a doctor who really cares about you. Everything at CCC has been designed with that comfort in mind, from facilities that feel more like a high-end health spa to examination rooms that feel more like a well-designed home than they do a hospital.
So whether you are looking for vascular care or cardiovascular care, call us
We may be a bit biased, but we think that at Cross County Cardiology, we represent the best heart and vein care you can find in this area. To see for yourself, and to begin to take advantage of Dr. Pumill’s training and experience, just give us a call at 201-299-4479 or go online to schedule an initial consultation. We’ll take care of the rest, and do our best to make your visits to the doctor feel more like a vacation you look forward to than something you dread.