Varicose veins can be painful just as they are unsightly. If you have them on your leg or any other part of the body, the best thing would be to get help from a vein specialist. But finding a doctor who fits the job is sometimes easier said than done because there are so many options to choose from.
From one angle, the availability of dozens of specialists is a good thing. But then again, how do you tell them apart? The reality of the matter is that these doctors aren’t created equal. Some of them are better than others in terms of the specialization, experience, reputation, customer service, price, among other things. But if you are just getting started, you may find it hard to tell the difference, don’t fret. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the critical things to watch out for when choosing a specialist for your therapy.
Specialization is critical
If you are like many people, the first thing that comes to mind when you have a health problem or condition is to go into the nearest hospital and get the problem addressed. While this works for different cases, it might not be the right approach for your advanced varicose issue. Experts from Advanced Vein Therapy recommend that you find a vascular surgeon who specializes in vein therapy to ensure you are getting the most out of the process. Any doctor can help with the problem, but a specialist has advanced skills and expertise because of their narrow focus on the specific field.
Confirm experience and credentials
A vascular surgeon can have years of experience treating patients with varicose veins, but they may also be fresh from college. While both of them have specialized in the field, evidently, the one who has spent years working on cases similar to yours will be a better fit because of the experience they have gained over time. On top of that, you should also check to see whether the doctor is board certified in vascular medicine, dermatology, or surgery and also approved as a phlebologist (lymphatic and venous physician). Don’t forget to find out whether the doctor is in good standing with both federal and state agencies and that they have no malpractice history or disciplinary actions.
Look at the center/clinic
It’s one thing for a doctor to be good at what they do and another for them to have the necessary technology and facilities to care for your needs. It is in your best interest to work with a doctor who’s facility is well equipped with the latest technologies and techniques, whether it’s thermal (radiofrequency or laser) and non-thermal (VenaSeal or Clarivein).
In the business world, reputation is everything. However, this doesn’t come easy. It comes after years of consistency in matters customer care, quality service, fair pricing, among other things. The best way to find out about how well a specialist or their clinic is known in the market is by reading reviews and testimonials. These will give you a gist of what to expect.