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Should I Consult a Varicose Veins Surgeon? Medical Advice from a Vein Doctor

April 02,2020

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Should I consult a varicose veins surgeon?

If you’re looking for treatment for varicose veins, you may think you need to find a varicose veins surgeon.

However, you should never consult a varicose veins surgeon or opt for varicose vein surgery.

Varicose vein surgery is considered to be the historical option to treat varicose veins. In the past, varicose veins surgeons used to treat varicose veins with procedures like venous bypass surgery, vein ligation, and vein stripping.

During these vascular surgeries, the varicose veins surgeon would create incisions on your skin and remove the underlying diseased vein. However, varicose veins surgery had a limited success rate of only 85% and a high risk of side effects or complications such as deep vein thrombosis and infections.

In the last two decades, thanks to significant advances in vein care and technologies, vascular surgery has gone out of favor.

These days, the best vein doctors can treat varicose veins using the latest minimally invasive varicose vein treatments like radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy.

Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments are non-surgical, they cause minimal pain or discomfort, they have a negligible risk of side effects or complications, and they conclude within an hour with no downtime. Most people can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment. Furthermore, minimally invasive varicose vein treatments also have a higher success rate of 97%.

Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments are a lot more effective, safer, and more convenient than vascular surgeries. As such, you must not consult a varicose veins surgeon and find the right vein doctor instead.

In the rest of this article, we will discuss how you can find the right vein doctor, and we describe the best minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins.

How do I find the right vein doctor?

Vein doctors can come from any field of healthcare or medicine, including cardiology, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, or any other. Any doctor can be a vein doctor, as long as they have proper training.

The development of minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins has blown open the field of vein care and vein treatments. As such, the market has a lot of vein doctors, and you need to practice discretion when choosing the right vein doctor for your varicose veins.

The following is an overview of some of the qualities to consider when looking for the best vein doctor.

  • Board Certified: You must find board-certified doctors. Even though there is no board certification for vein care, you should find vein specialists who are board-certified in other fields of healthcare. Board certification is an indication that they’ve completed several challenging professional milestones from reputable medical institutions. You should also look for vein doctors who are formally recognized by the American Board of Venous Medicine. These are some of the most skilled and experienced vein doctors.
  • Strong Educational Background: Look for vein doctors who have a strong educational background, having graduated from reputable medical schools like Harvard Medical School, NYU School of Medicine, etc.
  • Perfect Track Record: Find vein doctors who have a perfect track record, having successfully performed hundreds of minimally invasive vein treatments.
  • Friendly: Look for friendly and compassionate vein doctors.
  • Vascular Imaging Specialist: Look for vein doctors who have advanced and specialized knowledge of vascular imaging.
  • Minimally Invasive Treatment for Varicose Veins: Finally, you must avoid a varicose veins surgeon and look for vein doctors who treat varicose veins using minimally invasive procedures like endovenous laser treatment, radiofrequency ablation, and VenaSeal.
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Is it enough to wear compression stockings?

People suffering from varicose veins are often told that they should wear compression stockings.

That medical advice is sound. In fact, most vein doctors also give the same medical advice and ask you to wear compression stockings.

But is it enough to wear compression stockings?

The short answer is No.

You must wear compression stockings because they apply pressure on your dilated varicose veins, thus forcing some of the accumulated blood to flow towards the heart. As such, you can wear compression stockings to limit your risk of getting varicose veins or easing some varicose vein pain.

In addition to wearing compression stockings, you should also exercise your legs, elevate your legs while sitting, and avoid sitting or standing in the same place for long periods.

However, once you have varicose veins or vein disease, wearing compression stockings won’t treat varicose veins. The only way to treat varicose veins is through minimally invasive vein treatments.

What is the best treatment for varicose veins?

As mentioned previously, the best minimally invasive procedures to treat varicose veins include radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser treatment, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy.

During these minimally invasive vein treatments, the vein doctor will use methods like heat energy (radiofrequency ablation), laser energy (endovenous laser treatment), or medical adhesive (VenaSeal) to destroy or shut down the diseased saphenous vein.

Once the diseased vein collapses, the accumulated blood will reroute to healthier veins, thereby restoring smooth blood circulation to the heart.

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Contributing Author

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. Sareh Rajaee

Venous Specialist | BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Todd Kobrinski

Vein Specialist | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

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.

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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.

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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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Dr. Jasmine Koo

VENOUS SPECIALIST | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Caroline Novak
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Dr. Caroline Novak
Dr. Juan Montoya
Dr. Carly Guthrie
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Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
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.
Read more >>

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.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Sareh
Rajaee MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Todd
Kobrinski MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

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 >>

Jasmine
Koo MD

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>
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