NYU Winthrop Hospital’s new vascular surgery facility, located at 200 Old Country Road, Suite 120 in Mineola, offers patients the convenience of consultations, vascular testing, and surgical procedures all under one roof. Featuring the latest equipment, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff, the facility includes a specialty Vein Center. This one-stop facility for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of varicose veins offers procedures usually performed in the hospital.
“Our Vein Center offers the latest minimally invasive treatments, a majority of which do not require a hospital stay, general anesthesia or lengthy surgery—allowing patients to return to work, and normal activities immediately after treatment,” says Reese A. Wain, MD, chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Dr. Wain’s vision and leadership has helped build a team of vascular surgeons that enabled the NYU Winthrop Vein Center to offer treatments for venous insufficiency, malfunctioning dialysis access, peripheral artery disease, and the placement of ports for chemotherapy, among other procedures.
Millions of Americans have venous disease, which can affect both men and women. Aging and pregnancy are among the most common reasons for varicose veins, which can develop as a result of weakened valves in the veins that impede the normal flow of blood back to the heart. With innovative and minimally invasive treatments such as endovenous laser therapy, stab phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy all available at NYU Winthrop’s Vein Center, patients can now find relief.
“The NYU Winthrop Vein Center is a comprehensive facility that allows our surgeons to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with a full spectrum of venous disease. The new facility, and compassionate staff make it possible to offer patients streamlined care in a comfortable and safe environment,” says vascular surgeon Christine Chung, MD.
You may be a candidate for vein treatment if you have one or more of the following: family history of varicose veins; large, bulging veins; leg wounds or sores; discoloration, pain, swelling, burning, fatigue, and irritation in your legs, ankles or feet; or no symptom relief with compression stockings, weight loss or exercise.
NYU Winthrop Hospital is one of the few vein centers on Long Island with an Intersocietal Accreditation Commission certification, which is granted to facilities providing quality patient care in compliance with national standards. The center also received an endorsement from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of patient safety in an outpatient setting. These prestigious accreditations are a testament to the quality of care that is delivered each day by the center’s expert team.
The center also includes an on-site vascular lab staffed with dedicated technologists, and a fully equipped procedure room.
“Everything a patient needs to treat their varicose veins can be found right here at NYU Winthrop,” says Dr. Wain.