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How do I choose a varicose vein dr in Chicago?

Jan 28, 2020
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Varicose vein dr Chicago: How well was your doctor trained?

You would need to check if the doctor at the vein clinicyou choose has had adequate training to treat varicose veins. This can be confusing, as most people do not know what kind of doctor would actually be qualified to treat varicose veins. The truth is, vein doctors come from all fields of medicine – they can be internal medicine specialists, anesthesiologists, general surgeons or plastic surgeons. Earlier, vein disease was treated by vein stripping – surgical removal of the vein, which was only done by vascular surgeons. Today, with the advent of minimally invasive treatment, it is not necessary that your vein doctor be a board certified vascular surgeon. However, it is necessary that they have had enough training in the treatment of vein diseases.

So what do you need to look out for? Has your vein doctor trained at a top medical school? Has the doctor completed residency/ fellowships in nationally acclaimed institutions? All these attest to your doctor’s training. It also helps if your vein doctor is formally diplomate certified in vein medicine.

Does your vein doctor have enough experience and skill?

Even if your doctor has had excellent training, skill and expertise is generally acquired through experience. You would want to choose a doctor who has performed the same procedure a few thousand times before you! The number of years that a vein doctor has been practicing is a good indication of the amount of experience they have in under their belt.

Check out the reviews!

Compassion and gentleness are as important as medical skill, if not more. You would definitely want to feel comfortable with the person who is treating you. How can you evaluate these factors, though? The best way to do that is by looking at online reviews! If your vein doctor has been in the business for a few years, prior patients are sure to have reviewed them, and most people talk about how kind or understanding their vein doctors were.

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Why give so much importance to choosing the right varicose vein doctor?

You might think, they’re just varicose veins, why do I need a top-class doctor for that? Well, it turns out, they are not ‘just’ varicose veins. These veins are a sign that you have underlying vein disease, called chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition in which the large superficial veins of your leg stop functioning effectively. They do not transport blood back to the heart efficiently, and blood starts to pool in the legs. The excess blood is what gets forced into smaller, twisted structures – the varicose veins. What happens if you don’t seek expert vein care?

Varicose veins can recur if they are not treated right

You should not just get your varicose veins treated – you need to evaluate for underlying venous insufficiency, and address that as well. If you treat only the smaller varicose veins, more excess blood being backed up from the larger veins will just cause new varicose veins to form. So you need to treat the defective larger vein, as well as the smaller varicose veins.

Choosing the incorrect treatment for varicose veins can have unpleasant consequences

The first thing many of us do, before even consulting a vein doctor, is look for do-it-yourself remedies online. And yes, there are a wide range of options suggested on the internet – home remedies, compression stockings, lifestyle changes, and more. So why got go for one of these?

Home remedies – bottom line- they Do. Not. Work. Whether it is witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, or essential oils, no matter how much you rub them into your skin, they are just going to stay on the surface. They won’t go anywhere near your veins, where the actual problem is.

What about compression stockings and lifestyle changes (like more exercise)? Well, these could ease your symptoms, but they won’t make the varicose veins go away. And if you order compression stockings online, rather than getting custom fitted ones from a doctor, they are likely to be even less effective.

Your untreated varicose veins will just bulge out more over time. Even a minor scratch can lead to copious bleeding from the veins, which can require emergency treatment. Scratches or minor wounds to the skin over these veins may not heal, and may instead develop into painful ulcers. So if you have varicose veins, it is best to ignore all the DIY remedies, and head straight to your vein doctor for evaluation and treatment.

The Vein Treatment Clinic: Giving you access to some of the top Varicose Vein Drs in Chicago

The Vein Treatment clinic offers state of the art vein care in Chicago. VTC in Chicago is headed by Dr. Caroline Novak, who trained at Northwestern University, the finest medical school in the Chicago area. In addition to being a certified diplomate in vein medicine, she has special expertise in vascular imaging and diagnosis of vein conditions.

To consult with Dr. Novak or one of our other Chicago vein doctors, you can call 855-673-2074 or book an appointment online.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Harvard Trained   |   Spider & Varicose Veins Specialist
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a Harvard Trained Vein Disease specialist; she is known for improving patient wellness with an expert and personalized approach. Her focus is on spider and varicose vein removal, as well as alleviating the many symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency such as leg cramping, swelling and skin discoloration.

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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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

Dr. Simon Smith
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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi oversees all Vein Treatment Centers in New Jersey – ensuring that each patient receives the highest level of care possible for their vein disease. Having received training from Yale Medical School, Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his office in Wayne, NJ and Clifton, NJ.

Dr. Siddiqi's work with minimally invasive techniques was recognized by his peers in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 2017 and he was also voted as one of the Top Vein Doctors in New Jersey.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

Dr. Juan Montoya
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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata 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. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
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Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University
Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
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Simon
Smith MD

NJ Vein Specialist
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
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Faisal
Siddiqi MD

DOUBLE CERTIFIED
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr. Faisal Siddiqi is the medical director for the Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New Jersey. Because of his level of expertise in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Siddiqi is part of the select group of NJ Top Doctors, and he sees patients regularly at the Vein Treatment Center in Wayne and Clifton NJ.
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Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.
Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.
Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>
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