Blog Archive

Different Types of Nonhealing Wounds Nov 11th, 2021

Dr. Nirav Patel serves as Chief of Vascular Surgery and Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital. He also leads our team at Premier Vascular in Yonkers and Jackson Heights, New York. Our group offers the highest quality care available in a convenient and comfortable...

Do You Have Peripheral Arterial Disease? Oct 14th, 2021

According to the American Heart Association, more than 8 million Americans have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, unless it begins to interfere with your daily routine, the symptoms and health risks associated with PAD often receive little attention. In this blog post, our vascular surgeon, Dr. Nirav Patel, of Premier...

Types of Ultrasound Used to Diagnose Your Condition Sep 15th, 2021

Our specialty team at Premier Vascular, led by vascular surgeon, Dr. Nirav Patel, explains the types of vascular ultrasound available and their role in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect your vein and artery health. Why would I need a vascular ultrasound? The first step in treating vascular diseases, those...

Five Telltale Symptoms of Varicose Veins Aug 16th, 2021

Those bulging, twisting, and discolored blood vessels just under your skin’s surface may not be your only symptom of varicose veins. In fact, the damage responsible for varicose veins typically begins long before they’re visible. Fortunately, most vein effective treatments are minimally invasive and essentially pain-free. Our expert, Dr. Nirav...

Understanding Endovascular Procedures Jul 21st, 2021

Endovascular surgery is often the preferred treatment for vascular conditions that once required traditional “open” surgery and weeks to months of recovery. Dr. Nirav Patel is a vascular surgeon and endovascular specialist who leads our team at Premier Vascular in Yonkers and Jackson Heights, New York. Dr. Patel may recommend...

A Closer Look at Diabetic Leg and Foot Ulcers Jun 22nd, 2021

About 15% of people with diabetes develop a nonhealing skin wound (ulcer) on their legs or feet according to estimates cited by the American Podiatric Medical Association. And about 6% of them eventually require hospitalization due to infection or other complications. Vascular specialist, Dr. Nirav Patel and our team at...

All About VenaSeal™ May 10th, 2021

About 35% of adults in the United States struggle with varicose veins according to estimates by the Society for Vascular Surgery. Many people find these discolored, bulging veins troubling due to their cosmetic appearance. Others also experience leg swelling, painful skin sores (ulcers), and other physical symptoms linked to varicose...

What’s a Phlebectomy? Apr 11th, 2021

Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive fix for varicose veins that specialists use to successfully remove these problematic veins. It’s one of the many treatments vascular expert Dr. Nirav Patel offers at our practice, Premier Vascular, in Yonkers and Jackson Heights, New York. Dr. Patel and his team offer the most...

Can I Get Rid of My Spider Veins? Mar 14th, 2021

Branching, weblike “spider veins” often show up as the years pass. Your spider veins might look red, purple, or even blue. Sometimes spider veins develop on the face, but the most common place to see them is on your legs. While your spider veins probably don’t cause any pain, and...

Treating Diabetic Foot Pain Feb 17th, 2021

Living with diabetes involves some complicated health issues. You know about the need to monitor your blood sugar levels, but are you on the lookout for diabetic foot pain, as well? Foot pain can indicate complications of diabetes, including peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). At Premier Vascular of...

Understanding Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Your Treatment Options Jan 14th, 2021

When you hear the diagnosis “diabetes,” your first thoughts might be about blood sugar monitoring, weight loss, or insulin medications. But did you know that diabetes can have a serious impact on your nerves and ability to feel sensations, especially in your legs and feet? It’s called diabetic neuropathy. At...

Varicose Veins Aren't Just a Cosmetic Issue Dec 16th, 2020

Varicose veins are twisting, bulging blood vessels underneath your skin that develop on your legs. These large, swollen varicose veins can lead to serious health complications, including blood flow issues and even nonhealing ulcers. Your weight, your exercise and smoking habits, and how long you spend on your feet each...

Top Signs of Signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Nov 18th, 2020

Your limbs need fully functioning blood vessels and plenty of blood to stay healthy. If you have atherosclerosis, cholesterol and other substances in your bloodstream form plaque that sticks to your artery walls, causing them to narrow. After your extremities become affected by decreased blood flow, you may start to...

Say Goodbye to Embarrassing Varicose Veins with Radiofrequency Ablation Sep 16th, 2020

Though often only a cosmetic issue, varicose veins can cause discomfort and pain, due to impaired blood flow. While more common in older women, people of any age or sex can suffer from varicose veins, and estimates predict that 1 in 5 adults is affected in their lifetime. A technique called endovenous...