Venous Endovascular Invasive Solutions (The VEINS)

The VEINS LogoThe VEINS is the #1 vein center in the tri-state area.

American Board of Vascular Medicine certified physician Andrey Espinoza MD established The VEINS at Advanced Heart and Vascular Institute of Hunterdon to provide a facility for the needs of patients afflicted with all forms of venous vascular disease. At a very fast pace, this center has grown into a multi-specialty practice that provides the most cutting-edge treatment methods for various vascular conditions.

We are conveniently located in Flemington, NJ in a state of the art office.

Our Vein Specialists are the top providers of diagnosing your vein condition and ensuring all patients receive the best medical advice, treatment and follow-up care. We will go the extra mile to ensure that our patients achieve the best results possible. Healthy, beautiful and painless legs and skin is possible with a variety of treatment options for patients of all ages. Dr. Espinoza, will design a treatment plan that will get you the results you deserve.

The Latest Technology Means the Greatest Results

We offer our patients’ top-tier, state-of-the-art noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments for a variety of vascular diseases. Our access to the most cutting-edge technologies to treat vein conditions allows flexibility and tailoring of your treatment plan to maximize outcomes and minimize recovery time. We are also highly rated for Sclerotherapy and VenaSeal treatments.

Vein Disease

What Causes Vein Disease?

Venous insufficiency occurs when a value fails to function as designed. Sometimes the valves become damaged or diseased causing blood to flow backwards (reflux) or causing blood to pool in your legs (stasis). This condition can lead to very pain and discomforting symptoms such as pain, aching, throbbing, fatigue, skin changes, lesions, heaviness, itching/cramping and varicose veins. If vein disease is left untreated, symptoms can worsen and lead to chronic venous insufficiency. According to the ACP, over 40 million Americans both men and women, will develop a form of vein disease at one point in their lives.

Early symptoms may seem minor. However, if left untreated they can become more serious and even life threatening. It is important to be aware of symptoms and seek medical advice at the earliest sign of a problem.

Our Team

With use of the latest diagnostic and interventional tools, Dr. Andrey Espinoza, Julie Cardoso RDCS RVT will diagnose your vein problem and design a treatment plan custom to your vein condition. The first step would be to come in for a free consultation where we will make an accurate assessment of the cause of your vein issue. In some cases, an venous ultrasound may be required in order to fully assess your vein condition and help you understand the entire picture of the condition.

Andrey Espinoza, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Andrey Espinoza

Dr. Andrey Espinoza

A repeat New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor and Castle Connelly honoree, Dr. Andrey Espinoza has an ongoing commitment to bring the most cutting-edge cardiovascular techniques to his practice, the Advanced Heart and Vascular Institute of Hunterdon. Recently, for example, he created an Advanced Clinical Research and Therapies Division, which will incorporate clinical studies and heart failure management, as well as a vein and vascular program, in order to integrate overlapping disease states into a cohesive and targeted approach to patient care.

Triple board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and endovascular medicine, Dr. Espinoza prides himself on leveraging his expertise in these areas while delivering compassionate, patient-oriented care.

“Our slogan is ‘Where patients come first,’” Dr. Espinoza says. “And we truly strive for that. Our patients see a doctor each and every time when they come to the office. Maintaining the doctor-patient relationship in the current health care environment is more vital than ever. The goal is to blend old-school doctoring with evolving technological advancements.”

Dr. Espinoza is a manuscript reviewer for the journal Catheterization and Cardiac Interventions, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Cardiac Interventions Today. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology’s Peripheral Vascular Disease Section, member of the American College of Phlebology and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention’s Carotid Committee.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington
  • Morristown Medical Center.

MEDICAL TRAINING

  • Saba University School of Medicine (MD)
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University Hospitals
  • Drexel University College of Medicine (residency, fellowship)

Julie Cardoso, RVT, RPhS, RDCS

Julie Cardoso

Julie Cardoso, RVT, RPhS, RDCS

Director of Non-Invasive Ultrasound Testing. Julie has been passionate about ultrasound for over a decade. After graduating ultrasound diagnostic school in 2005, she went on to obtain three registry credentials as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, a Registered Vascular Technologist, and a Registered Phlebology Sonographer. Having assisted numerous ultrasound laboratories in echocardiograms and non-invasive vascular testing, she is knowledgeable in all aspects of laboratory function. Through the implementation of her unique, innovative system for laboratory function, Julie Cardoso not only performs ultrasounds but also supports her technical staff via modern education and advance imaging techniques, while simultaneously improving laboratory function and most importantly patient care.

Julie and her husband have four gorgeous children that inspire them every day. She enjoys exercising, hiking, boating, surfing, long walks on the beach, and spending quality time with her family.