Tips for Choosing Your Vascular Surgeon

Written By Tony Carabasi III, MD, FACS

Once you have decided to treat your varicose veins, the next step is to choose a physician for your procedure. While many doctors may say they treat varicose veins, not all will have the same level of experience or training to guarantee the best possible results. Before you make that first appointment, there are a few things you should know about selecting a vein doctor for your needs.

Board Certification
Board certification and accreditation are important factors that tell you a surgeon is committed to his specialty and the highest standards in patient care. Vascular surgeons are typically certified for surgery and vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery or another notable organization. Accreditation, particularly accreditation by a highly-regarded organization like Intersocietal Accreditation Commission or IAC, is a stringent process that shows a surgeon is dedicated to improving healthcare by promoting quality patient care and ongoing education in the field of vascular surgery.

Vascular surgeons have extensive experience treating conditions like varicose veins. They are able to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to pinpoint the cause of your vein concern, so that they can recommend the most effective treatment option for you. These surgeons work specifically with vascular conditions day in and day out, so they are prepared to offer you the highest level of care and treatment.

Treatment Options
One size does not fit all when it comes to vein treatment, so an experienced vein doctor will offer an array of treatment options that allow them to customize the procedure to the patient’s specific needs. Technology has come a long way in vein treatment today, so vascular surgeons must be updating their equipment regularly to remain abreast of the latest trends.

An experienced vascular surgeon should be able to provide references from former patients that received vein treatment. In addition, skilled vascular surgeons may be recommended by other doctors in the area – in fact, those physicians may even seek their own vein treatment by this professional. Vascular surgeons may have other accolades in their reference list, such as inclusion in listings of top physicians in the area.

Patient Comfort
Finally, you want to choose a vascular surgeon that makes you feel comfortable about your vein treatment. Look for an office that is welcoming and a staff that is willing to answer all of your questions. The surgeon should also be willing to listen to your concerns and the results you hope to achieve, in order to recommend the best treatment for your needs.

At Center for Vein Restoration, Dr. Carabasi and his staff understand the importance of choosing the right vascular specialist for your needs. The team at Center for Vein Restoration strive to provide a comfortable environment for all their patients, with ample time to answer questions and discuss treatment options. To learn more about our office, or schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Carabasi, contact Center for Vein Restoration.

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