Why You Should Choose a Vascular Surgeon for Varicose Vein Treatment.

If you’ve been struggling with unsightly and potentially painful varicose veins, the variety of clinics and treatment centers claiming that they can easily remedy your problem may seem a bit overwhelming.  In general, shopping for the right doctor for any issue may take some time.  However, it’s important to know what to look for when selecting the right vein clinic or specialist because at the end of the day, not all offices are created equal.

Chances are good that you’ve probably come across a host of billboards or radio commercials advertising the latest vein clinic, but it it’s important to realize that most of the offices dealing with varicose and spider veins are not staffed by board-certified vascular surgeons.  While they employ physicians, most are specialists in other areas, which can be akin to an electrician working on your plumbing.

Therefore, when considering the right vein or “vascular” clinic, it’s important to look for a physician who is a board-certified vascular surgeon for the following reasons:

EXPERIENCE: Their skill goes beyond simply treating everyday cases of varicose veins, allowing them to deal with complex scenarios and instances involving serious complications.

CREDENTIALS:   They are also required to maintain their certifications through continuing education courses, allowing them to stay abreast of the latest methods and techniques.

TREATMENT OPTIONS: Board-certified vascular surgeons are able to utilize a wide variety of treatment options, especially newer methods that cannot be found at standard vein clinics.  In addition, depending upon the severity of your condition, a vascular surgeon will be able to make additional recommendations regarding your risk factors for other more serious conditions such as artery blockages, aneurysms or stroke. When it comes to vascular disease, vascular surgeons can do it all.  They are the only physicians who are trained and equipped to treat vascular disease with medications, with surgical procedures and with minimally-invasive endovascular techniques.

At the end of the day, when selecting the right doctor, make a point to ask questions regarding their certifications and past experience.  A physician who has obtained a certification in vascular surgery will not only know what they are doing, but will have the training, education and experience to support a successful outcome.

If you’d like to learn more about what our office can do for you or would like to schedule an appointment with our office, please call us at 561.303.0013.