Vascular Conditions

Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics

John Zarcone, MD

Vein & Aesthetic Specialist located in Port Washington, NY & Staten Island, NY

Most vascular conditions develop gradually without causing symptoms until your blood flow is restricted enough to cause pain. At Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics, John Zarcone, MD, has years of training and experience in detecting and treating the full range of vascular problems. With offices in Port Washington and Staten Island, New York, Dr. Zarcone also offers advanced diagnostic ultrasound testing to diagnose your vascular condition immediately. To schedule an appointment, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Vascular Conditions

What are the most common vascular conditions?

Vascular disease refers to any problem that affects your body’s vast network of arteries and veins. Any condition that restricts blood flow can lead to serious and life-threatening issues such as a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism.

The most common vascular conditions include:  

  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins

The most frequently diagnosed vascular problem, high blood pressure, causes atherosclerosis, heart attacks, strokes, and vascular dementia.

What underlying conditions can lead to vascular problems?

Dr. Zarcone also has extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions that cause vascular problems, including:

Raynaud’s disease

When you have Raynaud’s, the arteries in your fingers and toes spasm when they’re exposed to cold temperatures or stress. As a result, the vessels temporarily restrict blood flow, and your fingers or toes become cold and turn white or blue.

Phlebitis

Phlebitis or thrombophlebitis refers to inflammation that causes a blood clot; then, the clot blocks blood flow in the vein. Phlebitis often affects leg veins, where it may cause a superficial clot near the skin’s surface or lead to a dangerous condition called deep vein thrombosis.

How are vascular conditions treated?

During your first appointment, Dr. Zarcone evaluates your symptoms, such as intermittent claudication or pain that occurs while you’re active, and performs a thorough exam. The next step is on-site diagnostic testing.

Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics' advanced vascular lab offers immediate duplex ultrasound, which provides the information needed to accurately evaluate and diagnose the problem in your blood vessels.

After determining your underlying vascular condition, Dr. Zarcone develops a comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate and minimize symptoms and complications. You may receive a variety of treatments, depending on your situation, including:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Compression stockings
  • Medications
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Vena cava filter
  • Minimally invasive endovenous procedures

The team at Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics offers complete, personalized wound care for venous ulcers, including cleaning, medicating, and dressings for all types of small and large non-healing ulcers.

To receive comprehensive treatment for vascular conditions, call Zarcone Vein & Aesthetics, or book an appointment online today.