Dr. Marwan Hammoud is a board-certified physician and part of the team of doctors at Metro Vein Centers in New Jersey. His academic track record includes graduating from Ross University School of Medicine back in 2001, and completing his undergraduate at the Wayne State University, which led to him graduating with a degree in Biology.
Dr. Hammoud has been practicing medicine for more than 17 years, and helped establish the New Jersey-side of operations of MVC. He is also currently involved in the training of his fellow physicians. In 2004 he was certified by the American Board of Specialties, and he is trained in advanced treatment options for venous disorders as well as varicose veins.
Besides his role at the vein centers, he is also a member of the American College of Phlebology, and is also involved on a regular basis in continuing education in the area of advanced treatment of venous disorders. In addition, Dr. Hammoud is part of the medical staff of Overlook, Robert Wood Johnson, and Morristown Hospitals.
His expertise when it comes to treatment options is in endovenous laser ablation, ClosureRFS, ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous radio frequency ablation catheter, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. When talking about his role as a doctor, besides noting that he can’t imagine a more rewarding job, he also noted that treating veins offers him the opportunity to make a positive change in the lives of his patients.
MVC was founded in 2006 by Dr. Ali Meslemani, with the goal being to help patients who suffer from varicose veins. Nowadays, 13 years later, MVC has a total of 12 offices across New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and Texas, and is considered a national leader when it comes to the treatment of spider veins, varicose veins, as well as other venous conditions using cutting-edge and minimally invasive technologies.
The doctors at the vein centers employ advanced diagnostic and treatment options when approaching vein disorders, such as radiofrequency ablation, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and endovenous laser ablation. The procedures are both safe and painless, and are performed in-office, being covered by most insurance plan and also requiring minimum downtime. The doctors will also work with the patient in order to determine a more personalized treatment plan.
1. Radiofrequency Ablation
This procedure uses radio waves in order to treat the symptoms of varicose vein as well as the underlying cause. RFA requires local anesthesia, and is performed in under an hour with only minor discomfort. A catheter is inserted into the vein that has unhealthy valves, which is used to emit radio waves in order to heat specific areas of the affected vein, thus causing it to close.
2. Endovenous Laser Ablation
This option uses a small optic fiber, which gets inserted directly into the vein, being used to deliver laser light which heats specific parts of the vein causing it to close. The healing process starts almost immediately after the optic fiber is withdrawn, and the closed vein gets reabsorbed into the body. This method is used to treat the small saphenous vein, the greater saphenous vein, and the side branches of the saphenous vein.
It is considered to be the gold standard when it comes to treating spider veins as well as smaller varicose veins. The procedure usually takes approximately 10 minutes, and multiple sessions may be required in order to achieve a complete cosmetic result and full clearance of all problem veins. This option employs the use of an injection of a medicated sclerosing solution into the blood vessels which are affected, causing the vein to close-down and get reabsorbed into the body.