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What to look for in a vein specialist

Perhaps you are wondering if it’s time to get those varicose veins or spider veins looked at by a doctor, but you’re not sure how to go about finding a qualified spider vein specialist or varicose vein doctor. Google brings up so many different choices, so how do you make a decision?

What should Flower Mound, Texas patients know about a vein specialist’s training and qualifications?

One of the first things to consider when looking for a vein specialist is how dedicated is the specialist to vein care? Many supposed specialists actually divide their time among various medical specialties, rather than devoting themselves to vein care every day of their practice. A doctor who works exclusively in vein care is more likely to have the latest training and be up-to-date on the most modern, minimally invasive techniques for vein disease treatment.

Your physician should be a board-certified surgeon, and most are trained in vein disease, phlebology, and cardiovascular surgery. He or she should be experienced and knowledgeable about current therapies including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment (EVLT treatment), and microphlebectomy. Finally, your specialist should also be sure to screen for potentially deadly conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots. Beyond their qualifications on paper, you may also wish to ask current patients how they feel about their treatment with a particular doctor. Sometimes you can find this information online, or you can call the vein center and ask for patient referrals.

What should I look for in a varicose vein center’s facilities?

These days, patients should not need to visit a hospital or have general anesthetics for vein treatment. Current techniques are minimally invasive, meaning they are performed through just a tiny incision in the skin, resulting in little or no scarring and a need for only local anesthetics. The varicose vein center you choose should offer all these procedures on-site, in a comfortable environment and on an outpatient basis. The latest in laser technology and Doppler ultrasound are used by the best physicians and the most reputable centers, allowing the specialists to work on even the deepest veins without the need for major surgery.

Additional details to consider

At Flower Mound Vein Center near Dallas, TX, we know that just as important as a physician’s qualifications and a varicose vein center’s modern facilities, is how you feel working with us to treat your vein problems. You may need to visit our center several times in order to get complete resolution of your vein problems, and it is important to us that you feel comfortable with our physicians and our staff as people. We care about your health concerns and your aesthetic concerns, and we’ll take the time to get to know you so we can recommend the safest and most effective therapies for your particular vein condition. That’s why we welcome prospective patients to come and meet us and take a tour of the facility, and ask as many questions as you would like.

Dr. Robert Handley, leading vein doctor at the Flower Mound Vein Center, can help you learn more choosing a vein specialist, the various techniques in vein disease treatment, and any other issues that may concern you. We look forward to meeting you.

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