Do you suffer from varicose veins? Though varicose veins can be just a cosmetic problem for some, it can be a painful and uncomfortable experience for others. While many people think varicose veins are a disease, it\’s actually a symptom for a disease called venous insufficiency. If you have venous insufficiency, then your veins are not properly delivering blood from the lower extremities. To prevent further development of venous insufficiency leading to more serious circulatory problems, you need to look for professional evaluation and treatment if necessary.
When it comes to treating varicose veins, there are a lot of treatment options and varicose vein treatment centers in New York. So, how can you make sure you are choosing the right one?
Follow these tips for choosing the best vein center and doctor for treating your varicose veins:
- Make sure the doctor is board certified – Before choosing a vein treatment center, make sure the doctor is a board certified cardiovascular surgeon. Board certified doctors are held to the highest standards of care and will be extremely knowledgeable of the best therapies for varicose veins.
- Ask about the doctor\’s experience – There are lots of different procedures for treating varicose veins. You want to make sure the doctor is very familiar with these procedures and performs them on a regular basis. An experienced doctor will be able to identify the severity of your varicose veins and treat your condition in the least invasive way possible. The doctor will also ensure the varicose veins will not reoccur once they are treated.
- Look for strong recommendations & referrals – Only choose a doctor who has favorable recommendations and referrals. Consult with your primary care physician to see who he/she recommends. If you know someone who has suffered from varicose veins, ask them about the treatment center they went to. When you find a doctor you like, you can ask to see before and after pictures of past treatments.
- Ensure the vein center offers the right treatment – As previously described, there are several procedures for treating varicose veins. Make sure the doctor is familiar with all current treatment modalities,, so that you have the option to decide which one is best for you. Some of the most common and minimally invasive procedures are Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Ablation, and Radiofrequency Ablation. These procedures are used to close or destroy the damaged veins. Once the vein is sealed or destroyed, the blood will reroute to healthy veins.
Dr. Khitin at the New York Vein Treatment Center is a cardiovascular surgeon with board certifications in general, vascular, cardiac and thoracic surgery. His facility offers the most effective and the least invasive procedures for the permanent treatment of varicose veins.
Call (212) 575-8346 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Khitin today!