What Kind of Doctor Treats Varicose Veins? Vascular Surgeon Answers

Aug 21, 2019

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What Kind of Doctor Treats Varicose Veins?

Do you have large veins that bulge out of the surface of the skin? Do these veins appear to be twisted in a rope-like formation or like tree trunks? If so, you have varicose veins and you need to seek treatment options that destroys the vein. However, before you consider varicose vein treatment, it’s important to think about the type of doctors you get for your vein treatment.

Varicose veins may seem like a superficial disease with no greater consequences, but that’s incorrect. There are cases of varicose veins that can also get extremely dangerous if left untreated. This is because varicose veins are caused by underlying venous insufficiency, a disease in which the valves in the veins malfunction, which causes blood to accumulate in your leg veins. Over time, varicose veins can also become extremely sensitive to profuse bleeding, leg ulcers, skin diseases, skin discoloration, and deep vein thrombosis.

Long ago, only vascular surgeons could treat varicose veins because surgery was the only available option for vein disease. However, thanks to modern medicine and technologies, there are a lot of different minimally invasive methods to treat vein disease. This means there are a lot of different type of doctors who can treat varicose veins as well.

In this article, we discuss what kind of doctor treats varicose veins and the various type of treatment for varicose veins.

Type of Doctors who Treat Varicose Veins

A vein doctor that treats varicose veins is officially called a phlebologist. Long ago, all vein doctors were vascular surgeons because surgery was the only way to treat vein disease. However, since vein disease can now be treated with minimally invasive procedures, vein doctors may come from different fields of medicine.

Some of the type of doctors who treat varicose veins include cardiologists, emergency medicine doctors, anesthesiologists, hospitalists, and many more. Basically, anyone who has specialized training for vein treatment is a vein doctor.

When you’re looking for a vein doctor to treat varicose veins, you should be less focused on the type of doctors and more on their qualifications. A good vein doctor should have the following qualifications.

  • Board Certification: Vein doctors should be properly board certified in their respective fields so you know for sure that they’ve passed rigorous tests and have the necessary experience to accurately diagnose and treat vein disease.
  • Strong Education Background: Same as board certification, a strong education background ensures that the vein doctor is skilled and experienced. You should ideally go for vein doctors who have graduated from Ivy League universities, Harvard Medical School, etc.
  • Attitude: A large part of diagnosing vein disease consists of the vein doctor discussing your medical and ancestral history so they can determine which treatment would be most suitable for you. As such, it’s important for the vein doctor to be compassionate and patient so they can make an accurate and informed diagnosis.
  • Track Record: Latest minimally invasive varicose vein treatments have an incredibly high success rate exceeding 97%. As such, you should find vein doctors with a perfect track record. You can also determine this by going through all of their online reviews and testimonials.
  • Minimally Invasive Type of Treatment: Finally, it’s important that the vein doctor should prioritize the latest minimally invasive vein treatments because they’re non-surgical and highly effective with a negligible risk of side effects.

Type of Treatment for Varicose Veins

The following are the type of treatment for varicose veins you should look out for. Your varicose vein doctor should only focus on these treatments, depending on your specific condition.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a type of treatment in which the vein doctor destroys the vein that’s causing all the problems, i.e., the saphenous vein, using heat energy channeled through a catheter. The vein doctor inserts a catheter through an incision on your skin and passes thermal energy to destroy the vein and reroute the accumulated blood to healthier veins.

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous laser ablation is a type of treatment in which the vein doctor destroys the vein using laser energy. This procedure is similar to radiofrequency ablation and it’s just as effective at treating vein disease. The vein doctor inserts a catheter and a laser fiber into the diseased vein via an incision and the laser energy collapses the vein. This type of treatment, however, causes some post-procedural discomfort.

VenaSeal

VenaSeal is the simplest and most advanced varicose vein treatment. The vein doctor simply injects a vein glue into the diseased saphenous vein. This vein glue or medical adhesive fuses the vein walls and the accumulated blood reroutes to healthier veins.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a type of treatment that only removes the superficial varicose veins but doesn’t treat the underlying vein disease. During the procedure, the vein doctor will create several incisions on the surface of your skin and then physically extract the superficial varicose veins. This will remove all of the appearance of varicose veins after the primary treatment treats the vein disease.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a type of treatment meant for spider veins. The vein doctor will inject a medicine into your spider veins. This medicine reacts with the vein walls to fuse them shut and turn them into scar tissues. Over time, the scar tissues will get absorbed by the body and the appearance of spider veins will diminish.

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Vein Treatment Clinic has some of the most qualities type of doctors for vein treatment. All of them are board-certified and Ivy League-educated and they have a flawless track record. For more information on varicose vein treatment, please consult one of our vein doctors today.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
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 | TRIPLE CERTIFIED
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 | Double Certified
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.

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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DIPLOMAT-CERTIFIED
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.

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Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
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 | NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
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 | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
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.

Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Calvin Jung

VEIN SPECIALIST | DOUBLE CERTIFIED
Dr. Calvin Jung is a double Board Certified Venous Specialist, serving as director and clinical trainer for
the Vein Treatment Centers in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes in minimally invasive techniques for spider veins and varicose vein removal, completely avoiding the need for surgical procedures or any unnecessary downtime. Dr. Jung's focus is on restoring patients back to health so that they can enjoy the activities they love most.

Vein treatments at our Texas spider vein clinic are often covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us today to verify yours!

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.
Read more >>

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.
Read more >>

Simon
Smith MD

DIPLOMAT- CERTIFIED
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.
Read more >>

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.
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

DOUBE CERTIFIED
NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung specializes 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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