located in Bayonne, NJ is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the management of vein treatments. The diagnosis, minimally-invasive treatment, and long-term management of venous disease are our primary concern. Likewise, modern, non-surgical techniques such as laser ablation, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and ambulatory microphlebectomy are our chosen methods of treatment and healing. Performed in a comfortable outpatient setting which minimizes the discomfort and recovery period for the patient, each of these modern treatments are meant to suit your various needs. Every patient receives a thorough evaluation by our venous specialists, including duplex ultrasound to define the etiology and extent of their venous insufficiency.
Dedicated and experienced staff members are committed the greatest care, clinical excellence and patient satisfaction.
We treat vein conditions that range from unsightly spider veins(telangiectasias) to painful bulging veins or even chronic skin changes with ulceration. Our state-of-the-art treatment options offer relief from associated symptoms such as heaviness, fatigue, burning, itching or cramping which can be improved or relieved entirely with our modern and minimally-invasive techniques. At the Bayonne Vein Center, we create unique vein treatment plans that are specific to each individual patient's needs.
Peter L. Smith M.D., a leading provider of minimally-invasive vascular care in New Jersey has individually performed over 15,000 catheter based vascular procedures such as balloon angioplasty, vascular stenting, thrombolysis and athrectomy. Dr. Smith is currently focusing his considerable imaging and vascular expertise and experience on developing the premier venous center in the Northeast. Through the use of magnificent imaging and minimally-invasive percutaneous techniques, this center will offer effective and comfortable options for all types of vein treatments. Dr. Smith graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 and thereafter attended the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
As an AOA recipient in 1987, Dr. Smith went on to complete a Diagnostic Radiology residency at the prestigous Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of 1992. There he was the Chief Resident. His fellowships in Vascular/interventional radiology and GI/GU radiology at MGH paved the way for his completed training and desire to serve as a mentor and proctor for numerous vascular surgeons, cardiologists and interventional radiologists working to expand their catheter-based skills. As a fellow in the Society of Vascular Medicine/Biology and member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Dr. Smith continues to offer profound medical support to those in need of various types of vein treatments.
EVLT (endovenous laser treatment)
, also known as laser ablation, is a minimally invasive laser procedure for the treatment of large varicose veins. The procedure uses targeted laser energy to shrink and close the faulty vein so blood can’t flow through it. Unlike surgery, where large incisions are required, with EVLT there’s minimal scarring and the recovery period is shorter. Symptoms of venous reflux such as blue, bulging varicose veins, leg pain, swelling and fatigue can be reduced or eliminated.
If you’re suffering from spider veins or reticular veins, Visual Sclerotherapy (VS) is a treatment your doctor will likely recommend. With VS, Dr. Smith injects a small amount of sclerosing solution into the veins using a needle the size of a hair shaft. This causes them to close and slowly fade away. Most people feel no pain during the procedure. In most cases, the spider veins will disappear completely after a few sessions. The success of the treatment depends on age, severity of the condition, other concurrent medical conditions and the healing rate. Most patients see an impressive improvement.
Ambulatory Microphlebectomy removes bulging varicose veins quickly and painlessly. This technique involves gently removing surface varicose veins on the legs through tiny incisions using a small surgical hook. It’s done in the office under local anesthesia. The incisions are so small, just 1 to 2 mm, that no stitches are required and the procedure leaves nearly imperceptible puncture marks. Because veins are very collapsible, even large, bulging veins may be removed.
After the treatment, you’ll wear a compression bandage for 24 hours to minimize swelling and discomfort and allow for proper healing, after which you may return to normal activity. You’ll be able to walk normally and leave shortly after the procedure. After approximately two weeks, you should see full results.
Dr. Smith offers varicose vein treatments in Bayonne such as laser ablation and sclerotherapy.