Yves Gabriel, M.D.
Dr. Yves Gabriel is Board certified in General and Vascular Surgery as well as Endovascular Medicine. Dr. Gabriel graduated medical school from SUNY University and did his fellowship in Endovascular & Vascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He was Chief Resident at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY. He received top honors in General Surgery, Diagnostic Radiology as well as Family Practice, Embryology. He has also received certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Dr. Gabriel continues to further his education by attending conferences and training courses throughout the year. He is up to date on all the new and advanced techniques and treatment of vascular disease. Dr. Gabriel is an active member of the Society of Vascular Medicine, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Society of Vascular Surgery & Biology, and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Intervention. He is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons and the International Society for Vascular Surgery.
Dr. Gabriel’s patients like the fact that he spends so much time with them and is very thorough with his evaluations and treatment plans. Dr. Gabriel would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your vein issues and concerns.
There are several different modern and minimally invasive options available to treat venous disease. In many cases, with the unwanted appearance of varicose and spider veins comes an assortment of symptoms we know can affect your daily life, decreasing your quality of life. For these patients, an ultrasound will be performed during the initial consultation. This non-invasive test, which checks on the health of the veins in the legs, is an investigation to uncover the root of the problem. If the results show evidence of venous disease, Dr. Gabriel can then best propose a treatment plan. This plan is specifically designed for you based on the findings, and will help to effectively alleviate your symptoms. If you have insurance, this initial visit can be billed to your insurance, but we also have competitive pricing and flexible payment options for those without insurance.
We also accommodate patients who have no symptoms, but are troubled with the unwanted appearance of their veins. Several treatment options are available to improve the overall appearance of your arms and legs – enabling you with the confidence to bare your arms and legs and to wear shorts again. We offer competitive pricing and flexible payment options (including no interest plans available through Care Credit).
If you have varicose veins, spider veins or other venous disease, you are most likely painfully aware. However, not all patients are aware of their symptoms.
Symptoms may include leg heaviness, pain or tenderness along the course of a vein, tingling or burning pain, restlessness, throbbing or cramping pain, numbness, swelling, edema, itching, skin changes and skin ulcers. Following treatment, patients are often surprised to realize how much discomfort they had accepted as normal in their day to day lives.
Anyone, no matter what gender, can develop spider or varicose veins. However, certain risk factors can make them more likely to form. Varicose veins usually appear between the ages 30 and 70 and get progressively worse. The tendency toward vein problems can run in families. A profession that keeps you on your feet or sitting at a desk all day can attribute to vein problems because your blood doesn’t flow as well if you’re in the same position for long periods of time. Being overweight is also a risk factor, as there is added pressure on your veins. Women are more likely than men to develop vein problems, due to pregnancy and hormonal factors (hormonal changes during menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause, or in response to exogenous hormonal therapy, e.g. oral contraceptives). Female hormones tend to relax vein walls. Other factors include lack of exercise, and injury (trauma).