Vein Specialist Credentials and Experience Matter MostThe training, background and experience of your physician are important in obtaining quality results from your vein treatment. It is important that your physician posses both the knowledge and experience to treat and manage all aspects of vein disease. Many doctors in the Tri-County area claim to be “vein experts”, but few are board certified vascular surgeons with the experience and technical skills needed to provide exceptional vascular care. To make sure you receive the best vein treatment possible by the most qualified physician, I recommend the following guidelines when choosing your vein specialist/clinic:
What to Look for in a Vein Specialist
- Your vein specialist should be a board-certified vascular or cardiovascular surgeon, possessing both depth of experience and clinical expertise with the vascular system.
- The vein center should be treating patients with vein problems as the majority of their practice.
- The practice should offer in-office Ultrasound Diagnostic venous testing, performed by a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT).
- The specialist should be able to treat the entire range of venous issues: varicose veins, spider veins, perforators, thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency, etc. If they are only treating some of these and not all, they are unlikely to be a true specialist.
- The office should have state-of-the-art lasers and equipment, and all treatments should be performed via minimally invasive procedures that do not require hospitalization.
- Experience counts! Your vein specialist should have treated thousands of vein patients throughout the years, and should not be new to the field of phlebology. They should be able to explain both your diagnosis and treatment in detail, and discuss any possible complications.
- The office should have specific billing experience dealing with the intricacies of the various insurance companies for obtaining coverage for the treatment of vein disease, and be willing to guide you through the process.