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 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 the 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.