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How to Choose a Varicose Vein Doctor

Finding the right varicose vein doctor might seem simple, but we see so many patients who have gone to doctors who either didn’t specialize in varicose vein treatments or didn’t have the right equipment for varicose veins. These patients typically have horror story experiences of procedures gone wrong.

Here are a few tips to help you choose a varicose vein doctor:

1) Look for the most effective equipment. The provider must have an ultrasound and should be able to do not only sclerotherapy but also Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) if necessary. There are several devices that a doctor can use to perform the EVLA but they are not all equal. The 1320nm CoolTouch is our favorite due to its patented pullback device. All the other laser devices are pulled back by hand introducing potential provider error. Also the 1320nm wavelength causes much less bruising than older devices that use either 810nm or 980nm. The VNUS radiofrequency system can be good but it can be difficult to treat short segments of diseased vessels if the provided does not have a specific radiofrequency wires for the system. Diseased short segments that are left untreated lead to higher recurrence rates.

2) Choose a varicose vein doctor committed to education. Just because a provider has the equipment to treat varicose veins, it doesn’t mean they know how to use it. Look for varicose vein doctors that are members of the American College or Phlebology or have specific training in vascular surgery.

3) Does the varicose vein doctor have experience? Our recommendation is that any varicose vein doctor you choose should have performed at least 100 cases with their current equipment.

Dr. Verebelyi, at Colorado Skin and Vein, is one of the most experienced varicose vein doctors in Colorado. Not only is he a member of the American College of Phlebology, but he is also a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Dr. Verebelyi is committed to innovative technology and proper training, which is why he is also an instructor for the ASLMS. To have Dr. Verebelyi be your varicose vein doctor, request a consultation online or call our office at 303-683-3235.

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