Should You Get a Second Opinion on Your Varicose Veins?
With treatments for varicose veins advancing every day, it’s important to seek a second opinion before you make a final decision. We’ll walk you through some of the reasons here.
Venous insufficiencies are some of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, but luckily, they’re relatively easy to treat. However, because there are so many treatments available for vein-related issues, it’s important to seek a second opinion to ensure your pursuing the best possible option for your unique circumstance. Here are some reasons you should speak with another provider before treating your varicose veins.
Confirming Your Diagnosis
As emerging technologies continue to mature, patients with a chronic venous insufficiency have more treatment options than ever. However, as with any disease or disorder, the appropriate course of treatment will depend on the your unique circumstances and the severity of your condition. Since some conditions are more difficult to diagnose, and many doctors prefer specific treatments, it’s important to seek multiple opinions in order to make the best possible decision.
Expanding Your Options
While recent technologies such as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation, and light-assisted sclerotherapy are showing great promise, many patients with a chronic venous insufficiency are unaware that A) these treatment options exist and B) that they’re qualified to receive them.
Indeed, many doctors and specialists still recommend outdated treatments such as invasive surgical procedures or vein stripping, which have long since been replaced with safer, minimally-invasive alternatives. Other providers might recommend lifestyle changes or medication instead of a procedure, which can be an equally effective course of treatment for some patients.
Finding the Right Provider
Since many treatments for varicose veins are still evolving, it’s important that patients seek the opinion of an experienced phlebologist who understands the intricacies of venous health.
At the Center for Vein Restoration, our experienced and dedicated team is well-versed in all of the latest vein therapies and procedures. We understand that patients with chronic venous insufficiencies have a wide assortment of treatments available. With our years of experience and commitment to innovation, we’ve mastered standard and emerging treatments for varicose veins and other insufficiencies, including radiofrequency ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, and visual sclerotherapy.
Regardless of your specific needs, we can help you find the best course of treatment for you and ensure your long-term your venous health. Contact one of our vein specialists today to schedule an initial consultation.