406 15th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
New York Vein Treatment center is located in a beautiful Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, NY. We provide a safe, comfortable and accommodating environment. Dr. Lev Khitin uses only the latest state-of-the-art equipment and supplies.
If you are experiencing pain or tenderness anywhere in your legs, including heaviness and tiredness, cramps, swelling, burning, numbness, or throbbing, then you could be at risk for venous insufficiency. Let us be your first step towards getting the treatment you need, with our caring professionals, state of the art equipment and diligent post-procedure follow up.
Endovenous Laser Therapy
A minimally invasive and superior alternative to surgical removal of the diseased vein, being performed for the treatment of superficial venous insufficiency. During this intervention the diseased vein, instead of being removed like it is done with open surgery, is sealed shut from the inside with a wire delivering a microscopic thermal trauma. The above wire is placed through a needle under ultrasound guidance. The typical sources of energy needed to seal the vein are either laser or a radiofrequency current. This procedure is much less invasive than open surgery and significantly more effective since ultrasound guidance ensures complete obliteration of the entire vein, which is crucial for the prevention of recurrence.
Refers to a surgical procedure involving the removal of the varicose veins. It is usually done through multiple very small incisions and can be performed under local anesthesia. It should not be performed as a free-standing procedure. Only after superficial venous insufficiency is eliminated, phlebectomy might be necessary to remove residual varicosities when necessary.
Refers to a procedure involving an injection of special pharmaceutical agents (sclerosants) into the enlarged veins, to either seal or destroy them. It can be used for varicose veins, but remains a method of choice for the treatment of spider veins. In both cases it should be used only after elimination of superficial venous insufficiency, the disease causing varicosities and spider veins.
Usually refers to a minimally invasive, or performed through a needle-stick, procedure of breaking down a blood clot formed within a vessel. Traditionally, thrombolysis implies the utilization of pharmacological agents called thrombolytics. There are direct and indirect methods of thrombolysis. The direct one is safer, more efficient, but technically more challenging. During direct thrombolysis, a catheter delivering thrombolytics is placed inside or near the blood clot of interest. With indirect thrombolysis, the agent is being infused through a remote from the target clot vein. This approach is easy to establish, but it is less efficient and can be complicated by bleeding from other parts of the body.
L Mark Khitin, MD
a cardiovascular surgeon, board certified in general, cardiac and thoracic surgery, is the founder and president of the New York Vein Treatment Center, premier medical facility dedicated to complex evaluation and comprehensive treatment of circulatory disorders of lower extremities. Dr. Khitin is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and American College of Phlebology, member of American Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Cardiology and American Medical Association, as well as of many other national and international societies, and is recognized world-wide for his achievements in the field of circulation. He has pioneered the in-office management of vascular diseases with unprecedented results utilizing treatment modalities ranging from the most modern technologies of contemporary vascular medicine to the most traditional therapeutic methods. Experience
Licensure and Certification
- Cardiovascular Surgeon, President & Owner; VEIN; Manhattan NY; 2009-present
- Cardiothoracic and Endovascular Surgeon; Heart Institute; Chicago IL; 2007-2009
- Cardiac Surgeon; TCVS; Birmingham AL; 2005-2007
- Cardiothoracic Surgery; MUSC, Charleston SC; 2002-2005
- Vascular Surgery; Lahey Clinic, Burlington MA; 2000-2002
- General Surgery; Stanford-UCSF; San Francisco CA; 1995-2000
- General Surgery Board Certified: 2005
- Thoracic Surgery Board Certified: 2007
- New York State Board of Medicine: 2007
- Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: 2005
- Medical Board of Alabama: 2003
- Board of Medical Examiners, South Carolina: 2002
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 2000
- Medical Board of California: 1997
- American College of Phlebology: 2007
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons: 2002
- American College of Surgeons: 2000
- American College of Cardiology: 2002
- Southern Medical Association: 2002
- American Medical Association: 1995
American Board of Surgery, American College of Phlebology, American College of Surgeons and American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Affiliations and Associations
American Vein & Lymphatic Society, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and American College of Surgeons
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