As we age, abnormal veins become more common. Fortunately, you don’t have to continue to live with these unsightly blood vessels if you don’t want to. By visiting a vein specialist, you can get a clear diagnosis of your condition, and you can explore possible treatment options. If you are preparing for your first visit with a vein specialist, find out what to expect during this appointment by consulting the information below.
About Vein Specialists
Vein specialists are physicians who are trained to treat conditions affecting the veins, including varicose veins and spider veins. These doctors know how to recognize the signs of vein disease, diagnose patients accurately and recommend the best course of treatment. A vein specialist can also perform various vein treatments within his or her office.
The First Appointment
During your first appointment with a vein specialist, you will spend some time talking about your medical history and current symptoms. Your vein doctor will also examine your abnormal veins visually, so be sure to wear loose fitting clothing if your veins are on your legs, chest or other covered areas. If necessary, your doctor may recommend duplex ultrasound to gain a better understanding of the condition of your veins.
After reviewing all of this information, your vein doctor will recommend the treatment that he or she believes is best. If you choose to move forward with treatment, you can schedule your session at a time that is convenient for you.
Types of Treatment
Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
- Transdermal laser treatment
- Endovenous laser treatment
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
Each of these treatments offers advantages and disadvantages. However, they are all minimally-invasive and require very little recovery time.
If you are dealing with abnormal veins and you would like to schedule an appointment with a vein specialist, please call us at Metro Vein Centers today to get started.