Frequently Asked Questions
DON’T I NEED 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.
WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE FOR VEIN TREATMENT
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.
DO VEIN TREATMENTS 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 TREATMENT IS BEST FOR ME
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.
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.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT?
Many people fear they will die from blood clots or will lose their legs if their veins are not treated right away. You should not fear this, however anyone bothered by the symptoms or cosmetic appearance of their leg veins should seek consultation. We stress the benefits of conservative management but offer treatment when you are ready. As with most problems, the sooner treated, the better the outcome.