General Information

The physicians of Venolase 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. Together with a dedicated support staff, we work with each patient and each patient’s referring physician to properly diagnose disorders of the heart. 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. A new age of laser technology opens a new world of facial and body rejuvenation that let's you assume your own new age, as judged by your appearance, not your years. Once reserved for the privileged few, rejuvenation of the face and body is affordable and can be accomplished without hospitalization or lengthy convalescence. Today, medical aesthetics provides new procedures that are "minimally invasive" or "non-invasive." This means they can be performed within an hour in our modern offices. To achieve similar results in the past, a hospital stay and lengthy recuperation were required. Today, patients leave the office and resume their schedules, with little or no downtime required.

Physician Profile

DR. Rex Ghassemi, M.D.

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.
He specializes in 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, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Dr. Ghassemi has assembled an expert team of nurses and physicians to perform varicose vein surgery with minimally invasive techniques, such as laser ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy and sclerotherapy. Dr. Ghassemi also serves as a proctor and teaches these procedures on a regular basis to other physicians. He has performed vascular work for the past 8 years. He is also a member of the American College of Phlebology as well as the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Services Provided

Treatments 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.
Compression Stockings

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.
Because there are many veins in the leg, the blood that would have flowed through the closed vein simply flows through other healthy veins after the procedure. The loss of the diseased vein is not a problem for the circulatory system.

Surgical Stripping

Historically, the only treatment for large varicose veins has been to surgically remove or "strip" the vein from the body. Surgical stripping is done in an operating room under anesthesia and requires a considerable recovery period for the patient.
More recently, a modified version of stripping known as ambulatory phlebectomy has grown in use in this version of surgical stripping, multiple incisions are made to hook and remove the vein, one portion at a time. More incisions are made than in standard vein stripping, but the damage to the leg and post-surgery recovery time are minimized.

Endovenous Laser Therapy

In the last few years, the use of lasers has become an accepted alternative to surgical stripping to treat varicose veins.
Endovenous laser therapy can be performed in a physician's office in less than one hour and the patient is encouraged to walk immediately following the procedure. In endovenous laster therapy, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the diseased vein, generally through a small puncture in the leg above where the visual symptoms apear. The physician then delivers laser energy through the fiber, which causes the vein to close as the fiber is gradually removed. Because there are many veins in the leg, the blood that would have flowed through the closed vein simply flows through other healthy veins after the procedure. The loss of the diseased vein is not a problem for the circulatory system. Is endovenous laser therapy painful? Although individual responses vary, most people report feeling little or no pain after endovenous laser therapy. Often the only sensation that is felt is during the deliveryof anesthetic to the leg. After the procedure, you may feel some tenderness, tingling, itching or tightness in the treated leg, which should disappear within a month.

Venolase is a state-of-the-art laser vein center offering a wide variety of spider vein treatments and varicose vein treatments in West Nyack, New York. Dr. Ghassemi is known nationally as a leading varicose vein expert.  
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