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Fall Is The Time To Get Your Legs in Shape!

Fall is the time to get your legs in shape! Most vein treatments require wearing compression stockings.  These are more comfortable in the cooler months. There is usually some bruising that occurs with vein treatments. Starting now will allow plenty of time for this to resolve before the holidays or Spring vacations. Many treatments are covered by insurance. Timing of evaluation and treatment is important regarding coverage, co-pay, deductibles, and anniversary (usually 12/31) when your coverage and costs may change.

Call our office or come in for a free vein screening. We can advise you on treatments, cost, and insurance coverage.

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Welcome to the Vein Center of Oradell

There are vein specialists, and there are vascular surgeons. Luckily for his patients, James W. Geuder, M.D., is both. Dr. Geuder is a board-certified vascular surgeon specializing in varicose veins, venous disorders, spider vein treatment and circulation disorders. He has practiced vascular surgery in Bergen County for 25 years.

 

Dr. Geuder is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery in the New Jersey Medical School and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been consistently selected as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly, a “Best Doctor” by New York Magazine, and a Patients Choice and Most Compassionate Doctor by PatientsChoice.com.

 

Castle Connely's Patients' Choice

When you call the Vein Center of Oradell, a professional will always answer your call and be happy to assist you. We work hard to provide a comfortable, friendly environment at the Vein Center of Oradell. We have an ICAVL-approved vascular lab that allows for immediate testing with accurate diagnosis.

 

An important role as your doctor is to educate you about your condition and treatment options. It is important to understand what is wrong and what should be done.

 

Most vein procedures can be performed in the office and with local anesthesia, if necessary. Dr. Geuder also treats patients at Hackensack University Medical Center and outpatient surgery centers if anesthesia or more involved procedures are necessary.

 

“Many people tolerate varicose veins in spite of their discomfort and appearance,” said Dr. Geuder. “The thought of vein stripping, anesthesia and recovery may seem worse than the problem. Thanks to modern, non-invasive treatments – such as laser or VNUS closure – that is no longer the case. Patients have their treatments in the office under local anesthesia and return to normal activity afterwards. It is very gratifying to see patients’ symptoms and veins disappear after a minor office procedure.”

 

For more information on Dr. Geuder and the Vein Center of Oradell, please visit veincenteroforadell.com.

To speak to a staff member, call Patty Galitsis, vascular nurse, or Donna Bader, insurance coordinator.

They will be happy to assist you.

 

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Compression Stockings

Therapeutic compression stockings are graduated i.e. they provide more compression at the ankle and less at the calf.  This encourages venous emptying.  They decrease the diameter of varicose veins, preventing pooling of blood in the legs and also may improve valve function. They frequently improve the symptoms of varicose veins such as leg fatigue, pain, and swelling. They may limit the progression of varicose veins, but will not cure them. Therapeutic compression stockings are typically prescribed at 20-30 mmHg or greater.  They are available as thigh high, calf open toe, or sleeves.   These stockings must be properly fitted to be effective.

Anti-embolism or AE hose are the white stockings patients get in the hospital.  They are typically 8-18 mmHg and come in generic sizes. They are designed to maintain venous return in bedridden patients.  They are not as effective as medical compression stockings for varicose veins.

Athletic compression stockings are similar to medical compression stockings ranging from 15-20 to 20-30 mmHg.  They improve circulation and theoretically help with oxygenation and clearance of lactic acid.  Studies have shown reduced soreness and fatigue in athletes.

 Compression Stockings

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