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Should I get cosmetic laser work done if I have leg pain ?
Monday, November 12, 2012


If you have symptoms in your legs, like aching, pain, heaviness, tiredness, fatigue, itching, cramping, throbbing, restless legs and swelling, then you should get a Doppler ultrasound study of the venous system. If the study shows no evidence of venous insufficiency, then the csmetic work can be completed. If there is venous insufficiency, it should be treated with the EVLT procedure or VNUS CLosure. Cosmetic work should be on hold until the valvular sources of insufficiency in the venous system are fixed. for Veinamin and horse chestnut extract

Do Compression Stockings Help Varicose Veins ?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Yes, especially if you don't mind wearing them. Light compression stocking use can reduce the feeling of heaviness in the legs, especially after standing for long periods of time. Airline stewardesses who wear light compression stockings (15 - 20 mm Hg) report markedly less leg edema (swelling) and less aching, tiredness and discomfort in the legs. Another benefit of wearing such support stockings during air travel is that it reduces the likelihood of forming blood clots (deep vein clots, DVT) in the legs. You cannot buy compression stockings off the rack from a pharmacy. For proper function, they must be fitted to accurately measures standards by professionals which are employed at medical durable supply stores. Find out from your phlebologist (vein specialist) a list of stores who specialize in venous compression garments.


Dr Raffy Karamanoukian is a Board Certified Vein Specialist who practices in Santa Monic, CA -


Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a Board Certified Vein Specialist who practices in Williamsville, NY and Clarence, NY -


For information about horse chestnut extract and Veinamin go to - Healthy Living Expo Saturday September 21, 2013 - Fox 29
Sunday, July 14, 2013
 and Dr. Karamanoukian offer the most advanced treatments available to treat venous insufficiency.


healthy Living Expo at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls on Saturday, September 21st.


We are the only facility in the area that offers ALL of these procedures, as well as 3 types of EVLT laser devices: the 810 nm EVLT laser, the 980 nm EVLT laser and the new 1410 nm EVLT Never Touch Venacure device:



Venefit Procedure (previously called VNUS Closure)


EVLT Never Touch for the saphenous veins


EVLT Never Touch for Perforator vein reflux


ClariVein Procedure




The ability to provide our patients with all of these different technologies - in contrast to physicians that only use or have access to EVLT of VNUS Closure - needs high technical investment in time, money and training of nurses and technicians - and correspondingly a well equipped outpatient clinic that is unparalleled in the area and in the U.S. or Canada.


This is why – to our knowledge – we are still the only institute that can offer such a range of services.



Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or 



Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or 


Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.





the VenaCure EVLT Never Touch Procedure - and



VNUS Closure Procedure

The Venefit Procedure = VNUS Closure at and




The ClariVein Procedure at and

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy - Varicose Veins Labia - Residual Varicose Veins after Delivery
Saturday, February 2, 2013


Family history is a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins during pregnancy.  An enlarging uterus is also a risk factor for developing varicose veins during pregnancy. Untreated venous insufficiency also places you at significant risk to develop varicose veins and leg swelling during pregnancy.


You certainly can't do anything about your family history or the fact that your uterus enlarges with ech trimester, impeding blood return from the lower extremities, there are certain things you can do to reduce your risk of developing varicose veins. Here are some things you can do:


  1. elevate your legs as much as you can
  2. wear compression stockings
  3. walk daily and regularly


A general rule is that if you develop thrombophlebitis or clots in your varicose veins during pregnancy you should go to the emergency room and insist on getting a venous Doppler scan and seek urgent medical consultation from a vein specialist (phlebologist) or vascular surgeon.


If the varicose veins do not go away 4 months after delivery, treatment for the varicose veins is recommended. Treatment must occur only after you stop breastfeeding. for Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - call 310-998-5535 and for Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian - call 716-839-3638

Olympic Athletes Get The Word Out About Venous Disease
Sunday, February 3, 2013



Patients often feel that they are the only ones out there struggling with leg pain and varicose veins. As a matter of fact, in an internal study done in our practice, one in 3 women and 1 in 2 men tell us that they have mentioned to their primary care physicians 'for years' that they have leg problems and were told "to wear stockings".


The fact is, however, that these patients are not alone- one in four Americans have some form of vein disorder. Some notable personalities, like an Olympic athlete have come out to tell their stories. 


U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Summer Sanders shares her story of suffering with varicose veins. “As a life-long athlete and Olympic swimmer, I never thought a condition like varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) would affect me. It soon hit me that, even though I was active, I was starting to get my mother’s legs....


It’s important for people to realize that varicose veins and CVI can happen to anyone and they are more than just a cosmetic issue. But you don’t have to live with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms. There are minimally-invasive treatments available that are covered U.S. by many insurance plans.


Call to schedule an appointment for consultation @ 716-839-3638 (Buffalo Niagara) and (Los Angeles).


See different treatments for chronic venous insufficiency


Phlebitis and Thermography - Phlebitis, Thrombophlebitis, Superficial Vein Phebitis Buffalo, New York
Wednesday, February 20, 2013



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