Who Are Vein Specialists?

A vein specialist is a doctor who specializes in treating varicose veins and the underlying condition, venous insufficiency. Ideally, your vein doctor should have completed formal training in endovenous procedures during his/her residency and fellowship training. Qualified vein specialists will possess a training background in vascular surgery, interventional radiology, or interventional cardiology. A recognition of competency is gained with board certification in one of these specialties that is readily available to discerning patients. Other specialties, including pain management, internal medicine, or family medicine, do not hold any formalized training in surgical or minimally invasive endovascular procedures.

Their board-certifications are well deserved, however not in the treatment of varicose veins.  We recommend seeking patients using similar pathways to gain competency through certification with the American Board of Vascular and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). In vein practices across the country, your vein doctor can be categorized in one of two ways:

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Vascular Surgeons

Vascular surgeons possess formalized training backgrounds in the management of vascular disease, both arterial and venous. Vascular surgeons must complete five years of general surgery training followed by two years of sub-specialty training for vascular medicine. In doing so, vascular surgeons undergo rigorous training in the diagnosis and management of surgical disease, including endovascular, minimally invasive techniques. Cardiology and interventional radiology fellowships often work in collaboration with vascular surgery programs to provide in-depth training for trainees. With the completion of the training program, vascular surgery fellows will be tested for ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) board certification to demonstrate their competency in the management of venous and arterial disease. This includes recognition as a board-certified expert who diagnoses and treats varicose vein disease.

Advantages of Vascular Surgeon:

  • Board-certified vascular specialists with completion of intensive residency and fellowship training for vascular medicine
  • Best-suited to manage both simple and complex vein disease due to breadth of training
  • Can provide complete care for both pre and post-procedure management
  • Maintain hospital privileges for vascular medicine (Hospital accreditation for vascular medicine is based on board certifications in ABMS-only recognized specialties)

Need to Consider:

  • Every training program has different exposures to endovascular treatments. Varicose vein disease is now managed with minimally invasive techniques rather than vascular surgery. Be certain that your vascular surgeon treats vein disease with modern, non-surgical techniques when appropriate
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Vein Specialist

A vein specialist is used by many practicing vein doctors with varied backgrounds similar to phlebologists. Again, it should be emphasized that a vein specialist should have ABMS recognized board-certification in one of three specialties: Invasive cardiology, vascular surgery or interventional radiology to demonstrate the highest level of competency in vascular disease management. ABVLM board-certification or alternatively board certification in non-vascular specialties such as internal medicine, family medicine or dermatology do not include supervised training during residency/fellowship for endovascular procedures including its potential complications. And while modern varicose vein treatment no longer requires surgery, it does not imply that a vascular specialist is not recommended.

Advantages of Vein Specialists

  • Vein Specialists are ideally ABMS board-certified in either vascular surgery, invasive cardiology or interventional radiology
  • Interventional specialties possess unique skills for minimally-invasive techniques learned during rigorous training programs

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Who Is The Best Vein Doctor By Specialty?

If you have varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency, the best type of doctor to see is an ABMS board-certified specialist with a focus on varicose vein disease management. The physician you select should be highly trained and have specialty-specific training in vascular disease.

It’s true that not all vein doctors are vascular surgeons. However, considering that vascular disease management requires a significant amount of experience and skill, we recommend you see formally trained vein doctors with board certification in either vascular surgery, interventional radiology, or interventional cardiology.   Physicians with certification with American Board of Vascular and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) have also demonstrated competency in the management of vein disease.

Who Should You See For Varicose Veins?

Our varicose vein specialists at the Vein Specialist Centers can be trusted to provide the right skills and experience for vein treatment. Our doctors are skilled in all minimally invasive treatment methods, including sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), endovenous laser ablation (EVLA), Varithena, and Ambulatory Phlebectomy. When you meet one of our varicose vein specialists, you can expect an individualized treatment plan that will help you feel good and look refreshed. To schedule a consultation with an experienced varicose vein specialist, get in touch with the Vein Specialist Centers today. Our vein doctors are recognized leaders in the field of diagnosing and treating vein disease. For your convenience, the Vein Specialist Centers has multiple state-of-the-art facilities across NJ to eliminate varicose veins and cure chronic venous insufficiency.

Vein Specialists Near Me

Meet our Vein Doctors

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

Dr. Faisal Siddiqi

Double Board Certified| Yale Medical School

Dr. Siddiqi proudly offers the latest technology available for spider and varicose vein treatments at his offices in Manalapan, Livingston, and Woobbridge Township.

Dr. Simon Smith

Dr. Simon Smith

Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist

Dr. Smith is currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Great Neck NY and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Claudia Rios

Dr. Claudia Rios

Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular and Lymphatic Medicine

Dr. Rios is currently serving patients at our Vein Treatment Clinics in White Plains NY, Manhattan, Paramus and Clifton NJ.

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