Dr. David Greuner says the No Knife Endovenous Laser™ treatment is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins which is ideal for patients who wish to avoid the small scars typically left by other treatments. The new treatment is especially suitable for women and men with darker skin tones who may be prone to hyperpigmentation, or dark discoloring at incision sites, and those prone to keloid formation.
“Women and men can be affected by varicose veins at any age,” says Dr. Greuner, a board certified cardiovascular surgeon. “To address this I have perfected a completely knifeless laser variation of the endovenous laser procedure for varicose veins which is especially suitable for the large variety of olive and darker skin complexions in the NYC metro area. ‘Knifeless’ means scarless, especially in darker-skinned individuals such as myself,” says Dr. Greuner, who is the surgical director at The Vein Centers of NYC Surgical Associates, with several offices in the tri-state area.
No-Knife Endovenous Laser™ is a procedure invented by Dr. Greuner. “This method goes a step further than the technique utilized by even the most experienced minimally invasive surgeons treating venous disease today,” he says.
“I use a small needle to enter the vein using ultrasound guidance,” says Dr. Greuner. “Usually a surgeon will make a small incision and a sheath is used to pass a laser or radio frequency or laser catheter into the blood vessel which ultimately leaves a 2-5mm scar, depending on the procedure. While this scar isn’t significant in those of Northern European background, for anything but the lightest complexions a small scar can be a significant drawback, especially in younger women who are our major clientele.”
“Our surgeons can avoid leaving a scar by utilizing a special very thin laser fiber and the most modern laser technology available today. This laser fiber is specially engineered to be able to fit directly through a needle no larger than a needle typically used to draw blood,” says Dr. Greuner.
“By using my method, the surgeons at NYC Surgical Associates are able to achieve the same success, without any long-term evidence of a procedure being done in the vast majority of cases,” says Dr. Greuner.
About Dr. Greuner:
David A. Greuner, MD is a board certified surgeon with over 10 years of experience. His post graduate residency training was performed at University of Arizona and Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliate hospitals (Morristown Memorial Hospital) where he was named chief resident of the year.
His fellowship training in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery was performed at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City. Although Dr. Greuner’s surgical training encompassed a broad base of surgical procedures; his area of interest lies specifically in minimally invasive procedures.
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the International College of Surgeons. He is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida and Arizona.
For more information or to schedule and evaluation to check if you are a candidate for the No-Knife Endovenous Laser™ procedure, call 888-286-6600 or visit www.veincenters.net Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey.