Varicose Vein Surgery

Millburn Surgical Associates is a full treatment vein center. Our expertise ranges from treating serious vascular disease to the cosmetic treatment of unsightly spider veins. Our on-site vascular lab staffed with registered vascular technologists gives our doctors the immediate ability to diagnose and treat circulatory disorders.

The treatment of varicose veins and venous reflux disease has seen tremendous advancements in recent years. Just a few years ago, the standard of care for varicose veins was surgical stripping (ambulatory phlebectomy) performed under general anesthesia. During vein stripping, incisions are made in the groin and calf and a stripper tool is threaded through the diseased vein to pull the vein out of the leg.

Today, patients can be treated right in our office with radio-frequency ablation therapy, a minimally invasive alternative performed under mild sedation. Performed by our vascular surgeons, highly skilled and trained in the VNUS® Closure procedure, a tiny catheter is placed into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance through a small opening in the skin. The catheter powered by radio-frequency energy delivers heat to the vein wall shrinking it until the vein is sealed closed. The result is a much improved cosmetic outcome with minimal or no post-procedural bruising or swelling. Patients report feeling little, if any, pain during and after the procedure, are walking immediately following the procedure and typically resume normal activity within one day. Although the full benefits of the procedure may take 1 to 2 weeks, many notice an immediate relief of leg pain, heaviness and fatigue.

Most major health insurers cover the VNUS® Closure procedure with a doctor’s diagnosis of venous reflux disease.

Dr. Robert Goldenkranz, a specialist in the treatment of varicose veins, has years experience in the cosmetic removal of spider veins through sclerotherapy. This in-office procedure consists of injecting small amounts of sclero-solution into the veins with a very small needle causing the veins to close. Patients may feel a burning sensation as the solution enters the vein and it may take several sessions to treat the condition, but the veins fade within weeks for an excellent long-term cosmetic result.

When surgery is the preferred option for the removal of varicose veins, an ambulatory phlebectomy can be performed in a one-day surgical center.

Please contact our office for an individualized evaluation and treatment plan with one of our vascular surgeons. With the advent of new treatment options for varicose veins, there is no reason to tolerate this disfiguring and sometimes painful condition.

For more information, please call Joanne at 973.379.6396