If you have venous insufficiency and would like treatment, it is important to have a board-certified vein specialist do the procedure. You may have varicose or spider veins and would like to have them removed, but are not sure how to find the best doctor. Sometimes, even in vein clinics, the doctor will not be a vein specialist. However, the importance of seeing a board-certified vein specialist cannot be overstated.
A board-certified vein specialist is fully trained in the field and has completed fellowships in vascular surgery. This means the doctor has spent several years learning how to diagnose venous insufficiency and other venous ailments. The doctor will also be trained in treatment, prevention and management of all types of vascular disorders. Board-certified doctors are also required to attend continuing educational courses regularly to maintain their certification. This is one way they are able to stay abreast of the latest methods and technology.
To maintain their certification, board-certified physicians need to undergo rigorous testing and get letters of recommendation from their peers and other physicians to show that they are up to date in the advances that have been made in the field.
Board-certified vein specialists have trained in the recognition and treatment of all artery, vein and vascular-related conditions. They can treat many other ailments related to circulation other than varicose veins. This means they have the knowledge and experience to understand complex scenarios, related illnesses and the possibility of serious complications.
Finally, a board-certified vein specialist will be able to offer a wide variety of treatment options. They will know the latest techniques that may not be known by non-specialists. A specialist will be able to help you understand the risk factors for each treatment and recommend specific treatments for you. Board-certified vein specialists are trained and equipped to treat vascular disease with surgical procedures, minimally-invasive endovascular procedures and with medication.
As a result of heredity, gravity, hormones and abnormal veins in the legs, about 75 percent of adult females experience some degree of venous insufficiency. A board-certified vein specialist may be able to treat:
• Varicose veins
• Spider veins
• Deep vein thrombosis
• Superficial thrombophlebitis
• Veins on the hands, face, chest and neck
• Broken capillaries
During a consultation with our specialist, you can expect:
• A physical exam
• A test to confirm vein disease and identify the type
• If the tests confirm vein disease, different treatments are explained
• The specialist may recommend a specific treatment
• A time and date are set for the treatment
• The specialist gives instructions that the patient should follow before the procedure, as well as instructions for after the procedure
• Follow-up appointments as needed
At Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center in El Segundo, our board-certified vein specialist has the certification and experience, training and education to give the best chance of a successful outcome of any treatment. We proudly serve the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more about our treatment options.