Peripheral Venous Disease Specialist

Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC

Board Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist & Vascular Center located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

If you’re experiencing painful leg cramps or your arms frequently feel cold, these may be warning signs of peripheral venous disease. At Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC, with offices in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, and in Staten Island, New York, board-certified physician Mohammed Islam, MD, and his team offer on-site ultrasounds and other diagnostics to identify peripheral venous disease. They also provide customized treatments, including minimally invasive angioplasty, to prevent a worsening of your condition. Schedule an appointment online today or by calling Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC.

Peripheral Venous Q & A

What is peripheral venous disease?

Peripheral venous disease is a blood circulation disorder that causes a narrowing or blockage in the blood vessels that supply blood to your:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Stomach
  • Kidneys

These blockages can occur in either your veins or arteries and may be due to arteriosclerosis, a buildup in fatty deposits of cholesterol, or because of blood vessel spasms. 

When blood can’t flow through the vessels properly, you can experience a variety of symptoms, some severe enough to interfere with your quality of life. 

What are the symptoms of peripheral venous disease?

Symptoms of peripheral venous disease tend to develop slowly over time. You may first experience soreness and cramping in your legs that continue to worsen until you can’t walk without difficulty or pain. Your arms and legs may frequently feel cold or numb.

Other common symptoms of peripheral venous disease can include:

  • Thin, pale skin
  • Muscle weakness
  • Reduced hair growth
  • Discoloration of your hands and feet

You may also notice that open wounds are slow to heal. It’s important to receive a prompt diagnosis at Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC, to prevent tissue death and other health complications. 

How is peripheral venous disease diagnosed?

The skilled radiologists at Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC, use the latest ultrasound technology to evaluate the health of your blood vessels. 

You may also need an angiography, a procedure where your doctor injects a contrast dye into your arteries or veins and uses specialized X-ray technology to follow its movement through your body.

How is peripheral venous disease treated?

While medications to thin your blood and control cholesterol are often a part of treatment. You may also need surgery to address blood vessel blockages. 

The Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC, medical team offers minimally invasive angioplasty procedures on-site to open blocked vessels and improve your overall blood circulation. This type of surgery uses a small balloon the doctor inflates to open narrowed vessels and remove obstructions. Your doctor may also place a medical device known as a stent to keep your blood vessels free of blockages.

For some, laser ablation treatments are beneficial. This treatment destroys the damaged blood vessel and forces blood to reroute to healthier vessels nearby. Your body absorbs the damaged vessels without further treatment.

The goal of treatment is to prevent the progression of the disease and reduce your risk for additional health complications and life-threatening infections. 

To find out more about available diagnostics and treatments for peripheral venous disease, call Vein and Vascular Solutions NYC, today or request an appointment online now.