How to choose a vein treatment specialist

Do you have varicose or spider veins that need to be treated?  If you do, it’s important to ensure that your vein complications are properly handled by a vein expert.   But how do you choose a vein treatment specialist.

Check out the 5 tips below for choosing a vein treatment specialist:  

  1. Confirm credentials

Choose a vein specialist that has the requisite training in vein medicine.  Ideally, the physician should have special credentials in vascular ultrasound (RPVI, RVT, or RVS) and be certified by the  American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM).

  • Look for state-of-the-art technology

Vein treatment has come a long way since the days of vein stripping, as there are now minimally invasive options that have made vein treatment much easier.   Therefore, you’ll want to choose a vein specialist that utilizes state-of-the-art equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of vein issues.  

  • Confirm Experience

Choose a physician that regularly performs the type of vein treatment you are interested in.

  • Evaluate treatment options

The specialist should offer a variety of treatment options so that they can determine the best choice for you, based on the severity of your condition.  Look for a clinic that provides minimally invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy, endovenous chemical ablation, and endovenous laser treatment.

  • Assess the center and the specialist

During consultation, take note of how comfortable you are speaking with the physician.  Ensure that the specialist is willing to  listen to your opinions, and satisfactorily answers any questions you may have. The vein center must be clean and comfortable, and the staff should be welcoming and friendly.

Are you looking for a vein specialist in the Albuquerque, NM area?

Contact Dr. Robert Cutchen, MD, RVS, RVT, RPVI of the Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute.

You can reach Dr. Cutchen at www.albuquerquevein.com, or by calling 505-848-8346.

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