3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Put Off Varicose Vein Treatment by Kristen Socha, MS, PA-C

Updated: Aug 13, 2021


3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Put Off Varicose Vein Treatment by Kristen Socha, MS, PA-C, Bergen County Moms

Over the past two decades, technological innovations in the medical field have drastically improved vein treatments, techniques, and procedures, so that varicose veins are no longer the same life-hindering afflictions that your parents and grandparents had to deal with.


Adapting to life with varicose veins used to mean having to live with restrictions and limitations on what you were able to do in your day-to-day activities. This often meant limiting time with family and loved ones, and turning down invitations to events to avoid putting excess strain on your legs. Whether it's from the embarrassment of unsightly veins, or the isolating feeling of having to sit out of celebrations due to pain and discomfort, no one wants to give up doing the things they love because of varicose vein problems.


In the past, it was common to see people suffering with the debilitating symptoms of varicose veins due to their fear of the brutal surgical process. Outdated varicose vein procedures used to include gruesome stripping techniques that were highly invasive, required general anesthesia for operation, and took several weeks of bed rest to recover from. But thanks to the cutting-edge medical technologies that are currently available, vein treatments now require no downtime, no anesthetics, and can be accomplished in as little time as your lunch break!


What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are the bulging, blue veins usually found on the leg, that are often accompanied by an array of symptoms including pain and discomfort, swelling, itching, and cramping. Fundamentally, it’s essential to understand that healthy functioning veins rely on elastic walls and a series of small one-way valves to ensure blood travels up towards the heart instead of pooling in your legs and ankles. Varicose veins form when the elasticity of the vein wall deteriorates and the blood has difficulty flowing upward, against the force of gravity. The pooled blood creates the knotted bulges that appear on the surface of the leg and when inflamed are sensitive to the touch.


However, many Americans still often write-off varicose veins and their associated symptoms to avoid the process of seeking treatment and interference in their day-to-day activities. But the reality is, vein problems are progressive and the longer you put off treatment, the worse your condition will get.


It is important to consider the following three reasons when deciding the right time for you to seek varicose vein treatment:


1. Treatment is minimally invasive


Unlike the highly invasive surgeries that required extended time for recovery, technological advancements now allow vein specialists to treat varicose veins through tiny incisions, so small that they do not leave behind any scars. In fact, vein treatments have been made so straightforward and uncomplicated that they are accomplished as in-office procedures and within 45 minutes to an hour, eliminating hassle of extended hospital stays and divided care.

2. Recovery requires no downtime


Previously, vein treatments were such invasive surgical procedures that they forced patients to remain in the hospital for days after their treatment and on bed rest for weeks at a time. Modern vein treatments instead require no downtime, enabling you to schedule your treatment during your lunch break at work or while your kids are at school, as you are able to resume your daily activities after your treatment is complete.

3. Prevents fatal complications


Factors such as aging, occupational standing or sitting, smoking, or family history of vein disease cause your vascular health to gradually deteriorate over time, often resulting in the development of varicose veins. While not usually life-threatening in the earlier stages, vein problems have the potential to turn into ulcerations, blood clots, and other fatal complications. It is crucial to understand that vein disease is progressive and can turn into these more advanced problems if you allow your veins to remain untreated.


With varicose vein treatment easy and accessible at Chuback Vein Center, you don’t have to suffer for another day. During your initial consultation, you and your vein specialist will go over the symptoms you are experiencing and your medical history, followed by a venous ultrasound to measure the size and function of your veins. The results of this analysis allows specialists to determine your official medical diagnosis and vein treatment plan. However, it is important to note that depending on the severity of the condition, some patients may require more than one treatment in order to maintain optimal results.


The presence of varicose veins are usually indicators of a more serious underlying vascular issue, therefore it is highly recommended to undergo a comprehensive vascular exam for proper diagnosis of your condition. Chuback Vascular Imaging, our diagnostic ultrasound lab, is conveniently located right on the premises of Chuback Vein Center. Our lab is a fully accredited state-of-the-art facility, credentialed and certified to provide exceptional vein care to our patients. Treat your veins today so that you can get back on track and get the most out of your life again.


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Kristen Socha, MS, PA-C is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in the areas of vascular and cosmetic medicine. Kristen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Baccalaureate of Science. She then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Science and earned her Physician Assistant certification from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Kristen’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Chuback, Kristen assists in


the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients who suffer from chronic venous insufficiency. She possesses many years of clinical experience and is highly skilled in vascular procedures including endovenous laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and visual sclerotherapy. Kristen is a Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS), which signifies that she has achieved advanced qualifications related to vascular ultrasound technology and works alongside the vascular lab to diagnose and manage patients with vascular disease.


 

Dr. Chuback specializes in minimally-invasive, same-day, laser treatment of veins performed in a comfortable office setting. Dr. Chuback fir


mly upholds the sanctity of the Doctor-Patient relationship by getting to know each of his patients, listening to their concerns and crafting a tailored, individualized treatment for each one. Chuback Vein Center was founded by Dr. Chuback in 2005 and has grown into a 5-Star, premier center for


the contemporary treatment of vascular disease, varicose veins, spider veins, wound care, and lymphedema. He is Board-Certified in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Vein and Lymphatic Surgery.

In addition to his passion for medicine, Dr. Chuback is a published author, U.S. patent holding inventor, and entrepreneur. He founded Chuback Education, LLC and has written two wonderful books on personal development and success called Kaboing! 50 Ideas That Will Springboard You to Academic Greatness and Make Your Own Damn Cheese Understanding, Navigating and Mastering the 3 Mazes of Success. Dr. Chuback is also co-founder of BiosupportMD, a nutraceutical company which produces high quality dietary supplements which promote wellness and good health.