How do you go about selecting the best vein clinic in your area? A top vascular surgeon answers.
July 9, 2019
The best vein clinic employs the best vein doctors.
The quality of your vein treatment ultimately depends on the vein doctors. A good vein clinic always employs vein specialists or phlebologists. Your vein doctor should be a board certified physician with additional training in vein medicine. Besides this, an experienced, skilled doctor is more likely to have better success rates.
A top vein clinic will always opt for minimally invasive procedures
Minimally invasive procedures do not require in-hospital stay or general anesthesia. They are quick, virtually painless, and can be done in under an hour. They do not require any downtime – you can go back to work the same day.
The best vein clinic will offer the most advanced procedures available today.
Even among the minimally invasive procedures, cutting edge techniques such as Varithena, ClariVein and VenaSeal have least discomfort, and offer superior results. You should choose a vein clinic that offers these treatment options, along with the other minimally invasive procedures.
A top quality clinic will have staff who are friendly and compassionate.
The importance of a comfortable presence cannot be underrated. A warm, caring staff team will lessen your anxiety, and help you get through the procedure easily. Choose a clinic that gives you good vibes from the beginning.
A good medical clinic always has a notable online presence.
The vein clinic should have a transparent website that shows their doctors’ profiles and lists the services offered. Look at testimonials and how other patients have rated their experience.
A good vein clinic accepts most insurance plans.
Symptomatic vein disease is always covered by health insurance. Look for a vein clinic that accepts the insurance plan that you have, and where the staff is willing to work with you to get the maximum out of your plan.
What can you expect at your first visit to a top vein clinic?
When you first visit a vein clinic, the nursing staff will talk to you and get your medical history. After this, the vein doctor will examine your veins. The vein doctor may ask you to do a duplex ultrasound on your legs which will help see the insides of your veins. Based on your medical history, the clinical examination, and the results of the ultrasound, the vein doctor will put together a customized treatment plan for you. This will probably include one or more of the following treatment options:
The vein doctor injects a medicated solution (called sclerosant) into the defective vein, which causes it to scar it and seal off. This is generally employed for smaller veins.
A radiofrequency catheter is inserted into the vein. Heat applied through the catheter destroys the vein from within.
Endovenous Laser Vein Ablation:
Laser treatment is practically the same as RFA, except that a laser fiber is used instead of a radiofrequency catheter.
This is one of the most recent procedures introduced. Medical grade glue is injected into your vein, which seals it off. This is one of the least invasive procedures.
This combines the benefits of sclerotherapy and endovenous therapy. A tiny device, which is implanted into your vein, releases a sclerosing solution from within. This causes the vein to scar, seal off, and eventually disappear.
This is similar to sclerotherapy, and can be used for medium sized veins. Medicated foam is injected into your veins, which again helps it scar and seal off.
Once you have located the best vein clinic in your area, follow through and make an appointment!
Varicose veins and spider signalsthe presence of a deeper problem within your veins, called chronic venous insufficiency. In this condition, where the small valves in your leg veins become defective. The normal function of these valves is to push the blood from your leg veins back to the heart. If they are defective, this causes blood to stay in the legs instead of moving back to the heart. The excess blood increases the pressure in your veins leading to varicose and spider vein formation. The pooled blood can cause swollen ankles, throbbing pain and discolored skin over time.
If left untreated, venous insufficiency can cause more severe complications such as skin ulceration, profuse bleeding, and even deep vein thrombosis (clotting in the deeper leg veins). To avoid all these complications, set up an appointment at your chosen vein clinic and get treated!
The Vein Treatment Clinic is a premier center for vein restoration, that offers advanced, top quality treatment for varicose and spider veins. With the nation’s best vein doctors on board, you can be assured of expert and compassionate care. VTC has state of the art equipment and cutting edge technology available to ensure that you get the best of minimally invasive vein treatment. VTC has branches in several locations, so you can choose your nearest clinic.
If you have want to learn more on treatment for varicose and spider veins, our experts would love to help! Give us a call today at 855-386-0195, or book an appointment online.
Meet our Vein Specialists
Dr. Namrata Khimani
Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School
Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.
If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.
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