Vein Facts:

Varicose veins are a sign that there is high pressure in the veins. This is called venous insufficiency or venous hypertension.

Choosing a Vein Specialist

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 16, 2016

shutterstock_224733430Vein disorders are common and usually treatable. With many physicians offering to treat vein problems, it may be difficult for a patient to know whom to consult. Here I suggest some things to consider in making the choice.

 EXPERIENCE

Experience cannot be over emphasized. The best vein doctors are the ones that treat diseases of the veins everyday. By and large, they limit their practices to the treatment of venous and lymphatic diseases. Years of experience treating the spectrum of venous disease will serve to improve patient care and outcomes.

BOARD CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING

Training and experience may be reflected in board recognition. There are societies and certifications that may indicate expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the veins, such as the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, the American College of Phlebology, the American Venous Forum and others.

It is my opinion that the best care is provided by surgeons who have been well trained in operating on complex vascular diseases. A good vein surgeon is able to do whatever is necessary, including operating on a vein if an operation is indicated. A radiologist, dermatologist or other non-surgeon is limited in what he can do.

TECHNOLOGY

Usually the best vein doctors are aware of new and improved treatments, especially the minimally invasive techniques that have transformed the treatment of many vein diseases such as varicose veins. Nowadays it is easy to check out a vein doctor’s website and get a good feel for what treatment options are offered.

As an experienced and board certified cardiovascular surgeon, who has for the last 10 years limited his practice entirely to treating venous and lymphatic diseases, and who offers technically advanced and minimally invasive treatments, I invite patients to check out my website, www.dallasveinspecialists.com and review the treatments offered.

To make an appointment with Dallas Vein Specialists please contact us from (214) 221-9222 today.

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