Dr. Jordan Garrison is a board-certified General, Bariatric, and Vascular Surgeon with over 25 years of experience. Garrison, a vein doc at Metro Vein Centers Hackensack, NJ Office, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Lehigh University.

He later joined the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He graduated in 1982. He then went to Newark, NJ, for a General Surgery Residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, completing in 1989. In 2007, he completed a Fellowship for Bariatric Surgery. The vein doc says that he always empowers his patients with the knowledge of their disease and pertinent medical information on the prescribed treatment process.

Metro Vein Centers

Metro Vein Centers was founded by Dr. Ali Meslemani in 2006 to help patients suffering from various venous conditions. They have 15 offices across five states. These include New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York.

The vein doctor’s focus is on treating venous insufficiency using the latest minimally invasive technologies. Metro vein centers are one of the largest clinics in the country, specializing in varicose veins, spider veins, and other vascular conditions.

Metro Vein Centers employ high caliber vascular medical staff and medicine specialists in the profession. One of the most critical priorities for vein doctors is revolutionizing the practice of vascular medicine by investing in research and innovation.

Also, the centers focus on improving patients’ appearances and treating the root causes of venous conditions by providing a complete array of medical procedures.

Understanding the Vascular System

The vascular system, also referred to as the circulatory system, is made up of 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the form of capillaries, veins, and arteries that carry blood and lymph through the body. They deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues taking away tissue waste matter.

The closed-circuit comprises of the lungs as well where the exchange of gases occurs. A well-functioning vascular system can delay the onset of various illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, and even dementia. Dr. Garrison shares advice on vascular treatment at Metro Vein Centers.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

RFA is used to treat the big, small, and side branches of the saphenous veins. It also treats some perforator veins. It utilizes radio waves for treating both the underlying cause of varicose veins and its symptoms. It is performed under one hour with minor discomfort and quick recovery time. It only requires local anesthesia, after which a thin catheter is gently inserted into the vein with unhealthy valves.

Pros;

 One-hour procedure, recovery within a few hours, minor discomfort, insurance covered

Cons;

Burning, hypersensitivity, Numbness or tingling over the injection site.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

EVLA is performed in the office in under an hour. Like RFA, it causes minor discomfort and quick recovery time. It utilizes a laser beam to treat the underlying causes and symptoms of the varicose veins. A small optic fiber is inserted in the veins delivering a laser beam that heats unhealthy valves and specific areas of the vein, causing it to close. The healing process starts immediately when the fiber is withdrawn.

Pros;

 One hour procedure, recovery within a few hours, minor discomfort, insurance covered

Cons;

 No heavy exercise for one week, slightly more discomfort relative to radiofrequency ablation

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy treats smaller varicose veins and spider veins. It is also used to treat malformed blood vessels and hemorrhoids. A medicated sclerosis solution is injected into the affected blood vessel causing the vein to close down and get reabsorbed into the body. Larger veins are treated using duplex ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.

Pros;

 Half hour procedure, immediate recovery, sometimes insurance covered

Cons;

More than one treatment may be required, temporary redness, bruising, or swelling at the injection site.