Dr. Sareh Rajaee practices as a vascular surgeon at the Forest Hills, New York branch of Metro Vascular Centers. She performed vascular surgery in a private practice in Brooklyn, New York before she joined MVC. Throughout her eight years as a vascular surgeon, she has encouraged preventative care. She has also participated in health and human rights equality and patient advocacy.
She double majored in German and Biomedical Engineering when she earned her bachelor degree in international engineering at the University of Rhode Island. She obtained a masters degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She earned her medical doctorate degree from Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She completed her residency in integrated vascular surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Metro Vascular Centers
MVC treats patients in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Texas.
All MVC doctors are members of the industry’s prestigious American College of Phlebology. The American Medical Association recognizes MVC doctors for their expertise in the treatment of venous disorders, spider veins and varicose veins.
These nationally-recognized doctors use cutting-edge techniques that are minimally invasive technologies and cause only mild discomfort. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) treat varicose veins, while ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy takes care of spider veins that appear on both faces and legs. The minimal invasiveness of the new technologies allows for positive cosmetic results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Risk Factors – Risk factors for getting varicose or spider veins include sun exposure, immobility, obesity, pregnancy, hormonal changes, medical history, and increasing age.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins – Symptoms of varicose veins include night cramping, numbness or tingling, pruritus (itchy legs), restless legs, darkening of the skin, rash that is irritated or itchy, swelling, heaviness, or an aching pain that gets worse if one stands or sits too long.
Dangers from Spider Veins – Spider veins are almost never dangerous. Symptoms include itching or burning.
Dangers from Varicose Veins – Untreated varicose veins can cause several health problems. Some of them are mild. Some of them are serious. Complications include deep vein thrombosis, superficial thrombophlebitis, venous stasis ulcers, venous eczema, stasis pigmentation, and bleeding
Imperative to See a Vein Doctor – You need to get yourself to a vein doctor immediately if your leg issues interfere with daily life, a vein starts to bleed, ankle skin thickens and changes color, a rash or sore appears near the ankle, or if a vein swells or gets red, tender or warm.
Insurance Coverage – Because serious complications can emerge from untreated venous conditions, insurance covers venous treatments.
Pain of Procedures – Pain caused by the new technology is minimal. Veins are no longer pulled out of the body, but are collapsed, cauterized, etc. Few cuts are made in the skin. Some of the pain is from bruising.
Recovery Time – Patients can walk immediately after treatment, so there is no need to remain at the office after a procedure. Patients can even return to work the same day as the procedure, as long as the job is not strenuous.
Number of treatments – Usually only one visit is needed, but sometimes a second visit is needed, which would prolong recovery time.
Activity Restrictions – No heavy lifting or strenuous exercises involving the legs should be performed for at least a week after surgery because the newly-closed veins need time to heal. Application of heat to the treated areas should also be avoided.
Time Frame for Results – Results are noticeable between one and two weeks