1.   Board Certified in a Vascular Field

Did you know that doctors don’t have to be board certified to practice medicine? Board certification is a separate process from acquiring a medical degree. So, when doctors get board certified, that means that they’ve completed extensive training and been tested on their expertise. Book an appointment with our board certified vein experts for unparalleled vein care. Many doctors don’t attempt or achieve certification, so always inquire about a vein specialist’s qualifications.

It’s also important to determine what they are board certified in. Some doctors who offer vein treatments didn’t study venous medicine or vascular surgery. Choose a vein doctor who is either board certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM), or a doctor who’s certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in a vascular discipline. Our vein doctors hold certifications in vascular fields, as well as complementary fields like anesthesiology, pain medicine, and surgery. With our team, you get the most comprehensive care.

Who is the best doctor for vein treatment? Veins are essential to circulation, so choose wisely. Look for these eight qualities in a vein specialist.

2.   Works at an Accredited Facility

Vein clinics that are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission bear the highest seal of approval. Accreditation is an optional and arduous process that only a few vein clinics complete. When a facility is accredited, you know that it has superior doctors, vein treatments, and success rates. The committee studies the vein specialist’s capabilities and looks at case studies to determine how well the doctors perform. Visit any of our New York vein clinics to see board certified vein doctors in an accredited setting.

3.   Experienced in Minimally Invasive Vein Treatments

Surgeries like phlebectomy, or vein stripping, are no longer required for most patients. They were once a first line of treatment because less invasive methods didn’t exist. But over the past three decades, minimally invasive procedures like sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and vein adhesives have largely replaced surgery. If you choose a vascular surgery center, make sure the vein doctor is trained in and prefers non-surgical modalities to treat varicose veins and spider veins.

Other blood vessels, like arteries, might require surgery. But veins are better suited to gentler methods whenever possible. To avoid unnecessary surgery, visit a minimally invasive vein clinic. In New York City, our exceptional vein doctors, including Dr. Andrew Cortes, Dr. Juan Montoya, Dr. Sareh Rezaee, and Dr. Michael Nguyen offer a full range of minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins and spider veins.  

4.   Avoids Surgery When Possible

Traditional vein surgery requires general or spinal anesthesia, several large incisions, and often a hospital stay. It requires downtime to recover and carries risks including anesthesia complications, infection, bleeding, and scarring. In addition, veins that are cut out of the body often grow back. Only a small percentage of patients require vein surgery if they have blood clots or un-navigable veins.

If vascular surgeons recommend surgery without considering alternatives or explaining why you need it, they might not be trained in other methods. Get a second opinion from our minimally invasive vein doctors. If you haven’t been seen yet, visit us first. Our vein specialists frequently train other doctors in our cutting-edge procedures, and patients visit us from all over the world for our techniques. We often see patients who had a failed vein surgery, so visit us if that describes you. Contact us to discuss our non-surgical vein procedures.

5.   Not Limited in Vein Treatment Options

Some vein clinics only perform superficial treatments like surface lasers or sclerotherapy on surface veins. Other clinics only perform surgery. But most patients need something in between those two, which is an endovenous procedure. With these treatments, vein doctors insert a tiny needle or catheter through the skin and position it on the vein. That way, they can close the vein inside the body instead of cutting it out, and they can also treat larger, deeper veins without heating the surface of the skin to a damaging degree.

What is the best doctor for vein treatment? Select a vein specialist who isn’t limited to one type of treatment. No two patients have the same venous pathways or medical histories, so patients need options. Our vein doctors offer sclerotherapy, mechanochemical ablation, radiofrequency ablation, vein adhesives, endovenous laser treatment, and more. Book a consultation to learn about our spider and varicose vein treatments.

6.   Part of an Elite Team of Vein Doctors

When you see one of our vein doctors, you receive the expertise of a team of Ivy-League-trained physicians. Our vein specialists often consult each other to determine the perfect solution for each patient. We have several clinics in New York, including our Long Island, Hartsdale, and Brooklyn clinics, in addition to our Midtown and FiDi clinics. So, you can visit us wherever it’s convenient for you and receive the same level of care.

7.   Easy to Communicate With

One of the most stressful things about healthcare is the feeling that the doctor is too busy to answer your questions. Our vein doctors take extra time with each patient and ensure every question is answered. We also provide easy ways to communicate with us before and after your appointment. Our insurance specialists guarantee your coverage before your appointment, so there are no unanswered questions about your costs. For most patients, there are no out-of-pocket fees. If you want a doctor that you can trust and talk to, visit our award-winning NY vein clinics.

8.   Doesn’t Recommend Things You Don’t Need

Unfortunately, some doctors treat their profession more like a business than a service. Our team takes the opposite approach. Our doctors are fascinated by vascular health, and we love teaching our patients how to protect their veins. If you don’t need treatment, we won’t recommend it. You might need to wear compression stockings, elevate your legs while resting, or make lifestyle changes. Obesity and jobs that require you to stay in one position all day can contribute to varicose veins and spider veins. Our approach is to use the gentlest method that will produce the desired results. We look forward to explaining how we can help.