Vein Doc Mohammed Islam – The Pros and Cons of Varicose Veins Treatment Options


Dr. Mohammed Islam is a vascular surgeon with board certification working at the Metro Vein Centers branch located in White Plains, New York. He specializes in vascular, venous, endovenous, endovascular, and general surgery.

The board-certified vein doc has been practicing in the medical field for the past two and a half decades with the aim of giving his patients the best care using the most recent treatment options. Consequently, he is a firm believer in using today’s technology to treat arterial and vein patients effectively and comfortably at outpatient offices such as at Metro Vein Centers.

These facilities are better suited to these patients’ needs given they can walk in and out of the premises within an hour or so. Better yet, everyone involved gets to enjoy a more pleasant experience during the entire treatment period. This realization inspired Dr. Mohammed Islam to quit his hospital career and join the private clinic bandwagon.

About Metro Vein Centers

Metro Vein Centers vein docs are dedicated to serving varicose vein patients to restore their confidence and freedom to lead a full life. Founded in 2006, the private facility focuses on addressing venous insufficiency which is credited with causing varicose veins. Using advanced minimally invasive procedures, the facility also handles the issue of spider veins in its 15 branches located in New York, Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas.

Varicose Veins Treatment Options

Given he has been working in the medical field for many years, vein doc Mohammed Islam fully approves of the treatment methods used to treat varicose veins at Metro Vein Centers. He is aware of the pros and cons of each procedure and advises his patients accordingly to ensure the best results are achieved.

To effectively treat varicose veins, Dr. Mohammed Islam uses cutting edge diagnostic and therapeutic options at his disposal. Using a customized treatment plan for each patient, he can deploy any of the following treatment options:


This is an ultrasound-guided procedure used to clear varicose veins and spider veins. The minimally-invasive process takes roughly 30 minutes to perform. The good thing about sclerotherapy is that immediate recovery is witnessed once the affected blood vessels are closed down.

For effective cosmetic results to be realized, several sessions involving the injection of the unhealthy veins with a medicated solution are needed. Where the veins to be treated are larger, thicker foamed sclerosants which work effectively on a larger surface area are used.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

EVLA uses a laser beam to treat saphenous varicose veins. Not only does the procedure take a short time to perform, roughly an hour, but it is also minimally invasive meaning a patient’s recovery occurs within a couple of hours. This means patients can go back to their daily routines in a matter of 24 hours.

Additionally, only minor discomfort is experienced during and after the procedure. With EVLA, patients enjoy a safe and accurate procedure under ultrasound guidance. This treatment option targets both the root cause and symptoms of varicose veins.

Some of the cons associated with EVLA treatment are that needles are mandatory during the procedure, and heavy exercises are discouraged for at least a week after the procedure. Additionally, side effects such as bruising and mild soreness may occur. Rarely is this infection witnessed.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

RFA utilizes radio waves to treat the cause and symptoms of varicose veins using heat to close them off. The minimally invasive treatment option takes approximately an hour to perform with recovery witnessed within a few hours. Minor discomfort is experienced during the procedure used to treat saphenous veins and several perforator veins. Given RFA is conducted under the guidance of ultrasound, it is a safe and accurate treatment option.

Some of the side effects of RFA treatment is bruising. Minor soreness and stiffness could also be experienced. However, rarely do patients complain of numbness, inflammation, or infections associated with the treatment.