Choosing Your Vascular Surgeon

Written By Tony Carabasi III, MD, FACS
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When it’s time to treat your varicose veins, you want a doctor that is experienced in this condition that can offer you the best treatment options for your specific needs. Choosing a vascular surgeon takes a bit of time, effort and research, but the value in finding a good physician is truly great. Center for Vein Restoration has a few things to keep in mind as you search out the best vascular surgeon for you.

Dedicated Facility

While the surgeon you choose is important, the facility should also be a key factor in your decision. Centers that are dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders typically have the most state-of-the-art equipment to care for patients on the highest level. From the latest in diagnostic treatment to the best in minimally-invasive treatments, dedicated facilities are the best choice for your vein care.

Board Certification

When your vascular surgeon is board certified by a reputable organization like the American Board of Surgery, you can rest assured that doctor is committed to the highest level of patient care. Certification also requires demonstration of knowledge and training in the area of vascular surgery and dedication to continued education to remain abreast of the latest in vein diagnostics and treatment options.

Experienced Staff

Since the physician won’t be the only one you work with as you seek treatment for your vein disorder, it is important to consider the experience and qualifications of the staff as well. It is best if the facility has at least one RVT (registered vascular technologist) on staff that has been specifically trained in the area of vein care and treatment. In addition to a qualified staff, you want to work with people that make you feel comfortable and well cared for throughout your vein treatment.

Ample Treatment Options

There are many different methods of treating varicose veins today, which allow the surgeon to tailor each treatment to the unique needs of the patients. Some of the options in vein treatments today include:

-Sclerotherapy – injectable treatment for spider and smaller varicose veins
-Venefit – uses radiofrequency ablation to treat larger varicose veins
-EVLT – uses laser ablation to treat varicose veins, including those under the skin’s surface
-Ambulatory Phlebectomy – minimally-invasive procedure that removes large, bulging vessels in small sections

A good vascular surgeon will offer at least some of these treatments so that patients can choose the best procedure for them. The surgeon should also be experienced in all treatments offered, so that you can rest assured you will have the safest, most effective treatment no matter which procedure you select.

Patient and Doctor Recommendations

Finally, it is a good idea to look for recommendations from former patients or physicians to find the most qualified vascular surgeons in your area. Ask your primary doctor or gynecologist who they would trust to treat their varicose veins. Talk to friends or family members and find out where they went for varicose vein treatment and whether they were happy with their results.

Choosing the right vascular surgeon is the first step in receiving safe and effective vein treatment. Dr. Carabasi fits the bill in all of these factors, providing patients with the highest level of care and expertise in the Philadelphia area. To learn more about Dr. Carabasi or schedule your personal consultation, contact Center for Vein Restoration today.

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