How to Find a Vein Specialist Near Me
Do you suffer from swollen, painful varicose veins or experience aching, cramping, itching, or feelings of heaviness in the legs? In that case, you might have a vein condition called chronic venous insufficiency, otherwise known as vein disease.
What should you do if you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with vein disease? The answer: find a vein specialist near you.
While convenience to your home or work is a consideration, there’s more to choosing the best vein doctor. Read on to learn what vein disease is and five tips for finding the best vein specialist near you.
What is vein disease?
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), sometimes referred to as venous disease or varicose vein disease, is a common yet often overlooked condition. According to the AHA Journal “Circulation,” more than 25 million adults in the United States experience vein disease, including varicose and spider veins, with more than six million suffering from advanced venous diseases, such as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous ulcers.
Caused by defective valves in the leg veins that allow blood to stagnate or flow backward (reflux), both sexes are susceptible, although women are affected twice as often as men. Chances are good that you or someone you know needs the services of a vein doctor or vascular surgeon.
The following are tips for finding the best vein specialist near you:
Search for a board-certified vein specialist
While any physician can say that they can remedy varicose veins, you are best served by a vein disease expert who offers the many advanced, minimally invasive treatment options available to provide relief quickly and safely. Ask about the doctor’s qualifications: Do they have special training or certifications in outpatient vein treatment? How long have they been treating vein disease? Do they offer a duplex ultrasound in the office, or will I have to make a separate trip for this vital diagnostic tool?
Your initial visit to Center for Vein Restoration includes a thorough health review and ultrasound in the office. You will leave with a complete understanding of the cause of your vein conditions and treatment options
Is your chosen vein center a leader in research, education, and training in venous disease?
Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) offers a prestigious Venous and Lymphatic Medicine fellowship. Granted by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, this 12-month post-graduate medical education training program is designed to provide broad training in diagnosing and managing patients suffering from chronic venous disorders. Fellows learn all aspects of non-invasive duplex scanning of the venous and arterial systems and diagnosing and managing superficial and deep venous diseases. Students leave with expertise in all methods for treating superficial venous insufficiency.
Ask for a recommendation from people you trust
After more than 15 years of providing state-of-the-art vascular care in a compassionate and affordable manner, CVR boasts a 98% satisfaction rating among patients and has amassed an impressive collection of happy patient stories. Further, CVR enjoys an excellent relationship with the medical community and is a vein referral healthcare practice of choice because of its superb reputation. Ask your doctor for a referral to CVR.
Make sure the vein clinic accepts your insurance
Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) accepts major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Call CVR at 800-FIX-LEGS (800-349-5347) to speak to a Patient Services Representative about your insurance, or visit us online
How quickly can you get an appointment?
At CVR, you will be seen quickly. Call 800-FIX-LEGS (800-349-5347) to schedule at one of the over 100 vein clinic locations nationwide, or visit CVR online to book an appointment at a CVR vein clinic near you, 24 hours a day!
Patient Care at Center for Vein Restoration
The board-certified physician and staff at Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) proudly offer cutting-edge vein treatment to those suffering from venous insufficiency (vein disease). The compassionate doctor and their caring staff will listen to your concerns and conduct a thorough initial evaluation. Our highly trained vascular technicians (VT) will perform a non-invasive ultrasound of your legs to “see” your vein function and determine the extent of the problem. With this information, your doctor will review your treatment options.
All vein treatment is minimally invasive, offered as an outpatient, and takes an hour or less to complete. Tiny incisions require little more than a band-aid. Patients can return to their regular activity immediately, with few restrictions.
Questions? Call 800-FIX-LEGS (800-349-5347).