Vein surgeons, interventional radiologists, and phlebologists are the three types of physicians specialized in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of vein diseases such as varicose veins and spider veins.
Radiologists practice a vein sub-specialty that specializes in the use of modern, minimally invasive remedies such as endovenous laser treatment, radiofrequency ablation, and sclerotherapy in the treatment of vein disease.
A phlebologist is also known as a vein disorder specialist. Phlebologists are similar to radiologists in that both treat venous disease using the same procedures and primarily use ultrasound in diagnosis. They usually have a background in vascular disorders, hematology, and dermatology.
Vein surgeons use surgery to repair or eliminate bad veins. Some of the procedures they use include endoscopic vein surgery, high ligation and stripping and ambulatory phlebectomy.
Vein specialists, unlike general doctors, are trained to use the smallest hints to detect an underlying venous disease or complication. This gives them the ability to diagnose conditions in their early stages, helping you receive treatment in time.
How do you know your doctor is a specialist?
Patients are advised to do some research before choosing a vein specialist to diagnose vein conditions and provide treatment. Ask questions about a prospective doctor’s qualification and experience. Find out if they are board certified and whether they are a member of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
They should at least be registered with the American College of Phlebology as a sign they are receiving continuous training on new equipment and treatment methods.
Desert West Vein and Surgery Center, led by Dr. Atur Kasha, is a vein treatment center in El Paso that specializes in the use of minimally invasive treatments to precisely diagnose and treat all forms of vein problems. Call 915-313-9569 to inquire about our services and schedule a consultation with a licensed vein specialist.