Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT?
WHO TREATS VEIN DISEASE?
In recent years, many physicians from almost all specialties have begun to treat veins. You do not need to have any special training in order to advertise that you are a vein specialist. However, a doctor devoting his/her practice to Phlebology will be more experienced and skillful. Board Certification in Vascular Surgery offers the patient a physician who is Fellowship-trained (usually two years after surgery residency) in both the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of venous disease and the management of many associated challenges that can present.
WHICH TREATMENT IS BEST?
No single treatment can be applied to every patient. Your consultation and ultrasound evaluation will allow your provider to supply you with a personalized plan of treatment.
DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?
Very fine needles are used to inject small quantities of a solution that rarely causes soreness. We do not use the painful saline solution.
WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE?
Although it depends largely on the skill of the doctor performing treatment, experts published success rates are 80% for sclerotherapy and 95% for endovenous ablation with prompt improvement of symptoms. It is unreasonable to expect 100% improvement.
DON’T I NEED MY LEG VEINS?
Actually, we eliminate most of the veins that are not working properly. This allows the healthy functioning veins to work more efficiently, relieves your symptoms, and also slows the progression of further varicose veins.