People suffering from varicose veins may be confused about where and how to seek treatment, particularly with so many available options. We think these are the most important points to consider when deciding on where and how to seek treatment:
- The right doctor: Many health providers now offer some degree of vein treatment -- but not all are equally qualified to manage varicose vein disease. Patients should look for a phlebologist who is uniquely trained to diagnose and treat venous disorders. At Vein Clinics of America all of our network physicians meet rigorous standards of training and ongoing education.
- The best diagnostics: It is essential to find a specialist who utilizes ultrasound in their diagnosis and treatment process. This provides a detailed look at a patient’s entire venous system and is important because vein disease is not always visible on the skin's surface.
- The most comprehensive treatment offering: Patients should choose a physician who treats a wide spectrum of venous disorders. Particularly important is finding a specialist who is skilled in all forms of sclerotherapy and endovenous laser treatment, a combined approach that ensures the physician can treat a wide spectrum of leg vein disorders.
- It’s affordable: Varicose vein treatment is often covered by insurance; you should ask whether the physician will accept coverage from your insurance provider.
Our treatment options.
Sclerotherapy is a microinjection procedure that needs no pain medication or surgery. Abnormal veins are treated by injecting a solution called a sclerosant, sealing the vein off from the rest of the vein network in your leg, allowing the body to naturally redirect the blood flow to healthy veins.
Endovenous laser treatment (ELT, or sometimes referred to as EVLT) is a quick, minimally invasive laser treatment that requires no hospitalization and no complicated surgery. A small optic fiber is inserted through a needle into the varicose vein, heating and closing the vein, allowing blood to be naturally re-routed to other healthy veins.
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