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Varicose Veins Specialist

Premier Surgical

Jarrod P. Kaufman, MD, FACS

General and Vascular Surgery located in Brick, NJ

Bulging, twisted, cord-like veins may be more than simply a nuisance. If you struggle with varicose veins, turn to Premier Surgical in Brick, New Jersey. General and vascular surgeon Jarrod Kaufman, MD, FACS, offers a variety of treatments to remove varicose veins, reduce pain, and improve the appearance of your skin. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Varicose Veins Q&A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are diseased veins that are enlarged, twisted, and visible through your skin. They often appear on your legs but can occur in other areas. Untreated varicose veins may look unsightly, embarrass you, or be dangerous in some instances. Spider veins are smaller varicose veins.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

Signs and symptoms of varicose veins include veins that are:

  • Dark purple or blue 
  • Twisted
  • Bulging 
  • Cord-like 
  • Painful
  • Achy 
  • Burning
  • Throbbing
  • Swollen
  • Itchy
  • Discolored 

Spider veins are smaller and closer to your skin's surface than varicose veins. 

While rare, complications that can occur with untreated varicose veins can include painful ulcers (open sores), blood clots, or bleeding.

What are the risk factors for varicose veins?

Varicose veins can happen to anyone, but some factors boost your chance of getting them. Examples include:

  • Female gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormone changes
  • Some hormone treatments
  • Older age
  • Family history of varicose veins
  • Obesity
  • Sitting or standing for long periods

Ways to reduce your risk of developing varicose veins include getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritious (high-fiber) foods, and taking frequent breaks from standing and sitting.

How does my doctor diagnose varicose veins?

Your doctor can diagnose varicose veins after completing a physical exam to evaluate your legs or other areas containing abnormal veins. They discuss your medical history and symptoms and may recommend you undergo an ultrasound to assess the severity of a vein problem.

What are common varicose vein treatments?

Common treatments for varicose veins include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to reduce varicose veins include elevating your legs, maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular exercise, and avoiding long periods of sitting or standing.

Compression stockings

Wearing compression stockings or tight stockings most of the day can improve circulation and reduce vein problems.


Sclerotherapy uses injections of a special solution to seal off diseased veins, allowing them to fade away over time.

Laser treatment

Laser treatment uses light energy to close off varicose veins and make them disappear.

Radiofrequency treatment

Radiofrequency energy uses radio waves to heat up and destroy diseased veins, causing them to collapse and close.

Endovenous ablation

Endovenous ablation uses targeted laser or radiofrequency energy to heat and close off affected varicose veins.


Trivex is a minimally invasive varicose vein and venous ulcer treatment that uses a specialized wand to illuminate veins and remove them from targeted areas through very small incisions. 

Vein surgery

If other treatments do not eliminate varicose veins, your Premier Surgical specialist can remove them during a minor surgical procedure.

Don’t live with unsightly or painful varicose veins when simple treatments can eliminate them. Call the Premier Surgical office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.