It is estimated that around 30 million Americans have some form of venous disease. When it comes to seeking treatment, be sure to find the best vein doctor for you. However, with the many options available, finding the right vein specialist you trust with your vascular issues can be tricky. Still, this is essential in receiving the care you need to prevent further vein decline. To make the right choice, you need to know what to look for in a vein specialist as well as the right questions to ask.
Here are some tips to help you get started.
1. Get Recommendations
You are likely to feel most comfortable working with a specialist who is recommended by people you trust. A referral from your primary care physician can go a long way in helping you find the right vein doctor for your vascular issues. It’s also important to gather recommendations from friends, family members and colleagues who have had vein treatments. Such people may be in a position to point you in the right direction and help you find a doctor that will be a good fit for you.
2. Do Your Research
Your health is a priority. As such, you will not want to trust just anyone with your treatment. For the best results, choose a knowledgeable, skilled, confident and experienced professional. This will require that you do your homework. Take time to find out if the doctor's credentials and experience align with your needs. A good vein doctor should:
- Be board-certified in vascular surgery
- Belong to a relevant professional medical organization
- Treat vein issues regularly
- Have no history of malpractice
- Work in a IAC accredited vein center
As one of the largest vein treatment practices in New Jersey, the Vein Institute has 15 board-certified vascular surgeons in 5 offices around the State, all of whom are trained in the latest technologies available and are experienced with venous diseases and disorders.
3. Explore What Other Patients Say
Choosing a doctor to trust with your health is an important decision. When doing your research, remember to find out what previous patients have to say about the specialist you intend to work with. One of the best ways to do this is to read through the reviews and patient testimonials on the vein specialist's website, social media pages as well as third party review sites such as Google, Healthgrades and Vitals. This will help you to know what other patients experienced. Check online reviews and ratings to get an idea of the specialist's reputation and patient satisfaction.
4. Find a Specialist Offering Up-to-Date Options
Treatments for vascular problems have come a long way. Today, vein specialists use modern technology to diagnose problems. Similarly, there are up-to-date treatment options that allow for treatment without much pain and reduce recovery time significantly.
When looking for a vein specialist, be sure to ask about the alternative treatments they offer. While at it, find out whether they have the equipment and technology required to treat a variety of vein issues. In the end, consider choosing a vein specialist who offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
5. Get Answers to Your Questions
As a patient, it is normal to have questions. You will want to understand what is happening in your body, the available treatment options and what to expect. At the Vein Institute, we offer a free consultation as we know a knowledgeable patient is a happy patient.
During your free consultation, ensure the doctor makes time for you and answers all your questions. Be sure to find out:
- The benefits and risks of each treatment option
- Exactly what the procedure entails
- How long the procedure will take
- What the healing process will be like
- Whether there will be scarring
- Are the procedures covered by insurance
- What type of facility are the procedures performed in
6. Follow Your Instinct
At the end of the day, listen to your gut when choosing a vein specialist. It is important to choose a specialist you can trust and are comfortable working with. If you get the sense that the specialist listens to your concerns and cares about your overall health, you may have found the right doctor for you.
Here at The Vein Institute of New Jersey, we have experienced and renowned vein specialists that you can trust. Our specialists have been offering symptomatic and cosmetic vein treatments for a variety of vein diseases since 1963.
Feel free to contact us today for more information and assistance.