Vein specialists usually operate in a vein center that is independent from other medical fields, and only deals with cases involving vein disorders, such as varicose veins, spider veins, deep thrombosis, and chronic venous insufficiency, among others.
When faced with a specific health problem that requires specialized care, your general physician is likely to refer you to a specialist in that field for proper diagnosis and treatment. Similarly, when suffering from a venous disorder, you can always consult a general practitioner for temporary relief. But to address the root of the problem, you need to visit a specialist who has the expertise to ensure your complete recovery.
What to Expect From a Vein Center
These facilities focus solely on the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to the veins. The physician usually goes through extra training and certification to perform advanced vein procedures such as sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, ultrasound-guided ablation, and wound care, among others.
Although you can also find highly skilled physicians who specialize in certain, relevant areas and have experience treating vein conditions in a hospital, you are likely to encounter one of two situations: either the medical professional handles a wide range of issues on a daily basis, and cannot adequately keep up with the newest treatments in vein conditions, or the physician focus on only one area of specialty, like ambulatory phlebectomy, which may not necessarily be the best treatment for your case.
On the other hand, a vein specialist handles cases involving problematic veins on a daily basis. Visiting a vein center gives you the best chance of having your problem diagnosed correctly and treated using the newest procedures for the most satisfactory results.
Moreover, certified vein specialists are dedicated to pursuing continuing education to maintain their membership. This means that they regularly review and update their equipment, procedures, and patient care tactics for your benefit.
Center for Vein Wellness in Los Angeles & Ventura County
Please visit the Center for Vein Wellness or schedule a consultation with Dr. Shah to discuss your case and vein treatment options. We have multiple locations in Los Angeles and Ventura County.