Many people, told by their general practitioners that they should see a vascular doctor, don’t do it. They may have noticed varicose veins or spider veins on their legs, but they think these are just “normal signs of aging” and don’t think they need to see a vein disease specialist about them. Instead they decide to “just live with” their varicose veins. The result, all too often, is that their vein disease becomes so much worse that their lives turn into “barely living.”
Why seeing a vein disease specialist makes sense
The diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases is a very specialized field. It requires years of training to properly be able to diagnose diseases like chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) using state-of-the-art tools such as ultrasound to look below the surface of the skin to where the diseases actually live. It requires even more training – and years of experience – to be able to properly treat vein diseases once they’ve been diagnosed.
The Boynton Beach vein specialists at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates have the specialized levels of training and expertise needed to properly diagnose your problems. They have the expertise to know which treatments are the best for which types and degrees of vein disease. For example, minor cases of varicose veins or spider veins can often be successfully managed using conservative treatments such as the use of compression stockings, exercise, and lifestyle changes. But more serious cases of varicose veins and the underlying CVI that causes them should be treated more aggressively to prevent more serious conditions from developing.
If your regular physicians notice symptoms that call for a specialist, you should trust them and actually see the specialist
When your general practitioner tells you to see a vascular specialist, he or she is saying, “I have noticed symptoms that seem to indicate the presence of vein disease. But because there are many different kinds of vein disease, you really should see someone who specializes in these diseases to make sure you get the best diagnosis available.”
Seeing a vascular doctor is even more important if the recommended treatment for your vein disease is to have the diseased veins removed. Sclerotherapy and endovenous laser therapy are very specialized procedures, and most general practitioners do not have the training to perform them. But a specialist in vein laser surgery in Boynton Beach can perform these procedures safely and effectively, and in a matter of minutes.
For expertise, trust the experts
If you had an eye problem, you’d see an ophthalmologist, a doctor who specializes in eye problems. If you had a heart problem, you’d see a cardiologist. When you have a vein problem, you should see a vascular doctor, someone who specializes in the exact type of diagnosis and treatment you need.
To schedule your appointment with the best vein doctors in Boynton Beach, just give us a call at 561-515-0080. We’ll set up an appointment for a venous health screening, and afterwards explain to you the exact state of your vein health, and what you need to do to improve it.