Vein doc Dr. Mohammed Islam is a board-certified surgeon who has been doing vein and other types of procedures and operations for the past 25 years. A highly skilled and respected medical professional, he works for Metro Vein Centers at their White Plains, New York Facility. Vein doc Mohammed Islam is known for his excellence at surgery as well for his compassionate approach to caregiving.
Dr. Islam completed a residency at New York Methodist Hospital, and he also did training in vascular surgery with two pioneers of the field, Dr. Michael Debakey and Dr. Deithrich. His professional achievements include being a member of the International Society of Endovascular Surgery, a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery as well as serving as an American College of Surgeons Fellow. Before joining the team at Metro Vein Centers in 2018, Dr. Islam worked as the chief of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery division at the Indiana Regional Medical Center between 2012 and 2017.
Philosophy of Medicine
Vein doc Dr. Islam is a strong advocate for vein and arterial patients having procedures done on an outpatient basis, and this fits in perfectly with the patient-centered approach of Metro Vein Centers. He notes that today’s technologies make hospital stays unnecessary, and he believes that patients are best served when the interruption to their daily lives is minimized by treatment. Accordingly, he left his former job in a hospital setting to work at Metro Vein Centers where patients undergoing procedures often go in and out of the facility within the same hour.
The different types of varicose vein procedures
Varicose veins protrude from the body, usually on the legs, and are readily visible in part because of their dark blue or purple color. They are caused by veins, which carry blood towards the heart, leaking blood in the wrong direction. Varicose veins are more than just unsightly; they are bad for blood circulation and even put pressure on nerves, causing pain and irritation. There are different procedures for treating varicose veins, and Metro Vein Centers performs many of them.
Radiofrequency Ablations (RFA) uses radio waves to treat both the symptoms and the causes of varicose veins. Metro Vein Centers performs this procedure in a single hour, and the recovery time is brief. The procedure is covered by most medical insurance plans.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) also treats varicose veins symptoms and causes and uses a laser beam to do so. This procedure requires local anesthesia. As with RFA, the procedure is usually covered by most medical insurance policies, and the recovery time is very short.
Sclerotherapy is usually the most effective form of treatment, and it involves injecting a medicated sclerosing solution into the blood vessels that are affected. Not only does this treatment work to eliminate and reduce varicose veins, it can totally eliminate spider veins, which are similar to varicose veins but more sprawling in appearance. The procedure takes only ten minutes and immediately causes varicose and spider veins to begin to be reabsorbed into the body.