The Physicians of ACP Vein Center have been providing the highest quality cardiovascular care using the latest in diagnostic and treatment options for more than 15 years. We treat each patient with the highest level of care and respect.
Our staff has over 15 years’ experience in treating patients who suffer from vein disease, varicose veins, and other vascular issues. We specialize in advanced vascular procedures, which include Vascular Laser Therapy for the treatment of varicose veins, laser ablation and sclerotherapy. All of our technologists are vascular and vein certified and with the help of Phlebology certified nurses, we can offer our patients a team approach to the treatment of vein disease.
Our approach includes listening to our patients describe their symptoms, consulting with their primary care physicians, and using a variety of diagnostic tools and techniques. Then we determine the most prudent and effective treat program.
Dr. Rex Ghassemi, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Cardiovascular disease, plus Board Certified in interventional cardiology. In addition to his practice at Advanced Cardiology Practice, he serves as Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital.
Advanced vascular procedures such as varicose vein laser treatment, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, angioplasty/coronary stenting, laser athrectomy and stenting of the carotid arteries, as well as arteries of the legs and kidneys.
Dr. Ghassemi received his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ)/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology and currently serves as a proctor, teaching new physicians laser varicose vein treatment. His internship and residency were completed at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in Internal Medicine in 1991. Following this, he completed his cardiology fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital in 1994 in Cardiology. He then went on to complete an Interventional Fellowship in Interventional/Invasive Cardiology at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia in 1995.
After his fellowship in 1995, Dr. Ghassemi founded Cardiology Consultants of North Jersey, which became known as Advanced Cardiology Practice in 2009. He is licensed in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.
A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Dr. Ghassemi graduated from Paramus High School and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where he earned a BA degree. He is married and is the father of two children.
Depending on the type and stage of vein disease, there are many different treatments. Here is a brief summary, which your physician can explain in more detail.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a large surface of varicose vein is removed through a series of miniature incisions that need no stitches.Compared to traditional vein stripping, this technique has virtually no scarring or side effects. It is performed in the office. A local anesthetic is used and patients have very little “down time” following the procedure.After the vein is removed, the leg is wrapped with an ace bandage and the patient can get up and walk around the office prior to going home. The patient is asked to keep the leg elevated and stay off the leg for the first day. Although strenuous activity should be limited for two weeks, patients can go back to work and normal activity after 24 hours. A support stocking is worn for two weeks after surgery to minimize swelling and allow for proper healing.
For minor pain from varicose veins, a compression stocking may be beneficial. The compression stocking will assist the leg in the pumping of blood back to the heart. While the vein disease symptoms may be relieved, compression stockings will not make the varicose veins go away.
Sclerotherapy is used commonly for spider veins and smaller varicose veins. It involves injecting a small volume of liquid into the diseased vein. The sclerosing liquid acts upon the lining of the vein to cause it to seal shut, eliminating the vein completely. Sclerotherapy is quickly performed in a physician's office and no anesthesia is required.
Endovenous Laser Therapy
In the last few years, the use of lasers has become an accepted alternative to surgical stripping to treat varicose veins.
EVRF is based on thermocoagulation. Thermocoagulation is the heating of the vein wall through radio frequency waves which makes the vein coagulate. The physician will insert a thin catheter, delivering a high frequency impulse through the device making the vein coagulate, shrink and disappear. The treatment takes about 20 minutes, and is applicable throughout the whole year. Afterwords a bandage will be placed. There is virtually no pain, bruising, or scaring seen, and normal activities can be resumed within one day.
Advanced Cardiology Practice offers a wide variety of vein treatments
for spider veins
and varicose veins
in Wayne, New Jersey. Dr Ghassemi is one of the area's premier vascular and varicose vein specialists
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In addition to serving as Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, Dr. Ghassemi also maintains privileges as an attending physician at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson.
Vascular Solutions- Venous laser ablation
Proctor and instructor for varicose vein treatment technologies
Percutaneous Transluminal Balloon Angioplasty
Directional Coronary Atherectomy
Intracoronary Stenting; Rotational Atherectomy
Transluminal Extraction Catheter and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump placement
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