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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Which Varicose Vein Treatment Center is Best?


I recently met with a group of physicians who shared some patients' confusion about the best to option for Maryland, West Virginia or Virginia vein care. Some doctors without significant experience or advanced training in venous disease find the opportunity to open "vein clinics" to capitalize on the high prevalence of varicose veins and spider veins. There are national vein care franchises that hire gynecologists, allergists, and even family practitioners to staff their offices.

Varicose veins can be a rather simple issue to treat with minimal effort.  There are also cases where patients have what appear to be moderate varicosities, yet upon further examination, a more significant vascular problem exists. A vascular surgeon is best able to assess the entire venous system and discuss its full impact.  They spend their entire career studying to gain expertise surrounding vein issues.  Blood clots, congenital vascular conditions, and tumors can be found when evaluating what appear to be "routine" varicose veins. The nuances of diagnosing and treating varicose veins cannot be learned in a simple "weekend course" or brief on-the-job training.

Both Dr. Garth Rosenberg and Dr. Paul McNeill are experienced vascular surgeons who have spent extensive time training other physicians on venous disease. Both speak nationally on the topic and are involved with clinical FDA approved research trial on venous disease. Physicians with added qualifications in venous disease are often diplomates of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (previously know as the American Board of Phlebology) and/or members of the American Venous Forum. A quick screening is always available in one of our offices in Maryland, West Virginia, or Virginia, but a more thorough evaluation (often with venous duplex scanning) offers a comprehensive analysis of the varicose veins, spider veins and even leg swelling.

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