If you are one of the many who suffer from the varicose curse, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are now more ways to find treatment for your ailment. Technology and medical expertise has come a long way towards specializing in vascular treatment. However, as treatments become more common and more centers open up, you have to make decisions and choose from the best options. This is especially important if you are going to have surgery. Here are three questions to answer if you are thinking about varicose vein surgery.
- Is it necessary?
It is not uncommon for hospitals and specialized treatment centers to jump straight to the option of having surgery. Usually going with this option makes sure the problem gets taken care of while also providing the hospital or center a sizeable profit. However, just because surgery can take care of an issue, doesn’t mean it is the optimal solution. There are various other treatment options that exist for a range of subtle differences when dealing with veins.
- Laser Light Therapy: Laser light therapy is an option for those suffering from spider veins of birthmarks. During this procedure a strong light is used to create energy that gets selectively absorbed into the vascular tissue. This destroys this type of tissue only and eventually your body absorbs it. Several treatments are necessary but it is overall painless and easy to recover.
- Endovenous Ablation: For a non surgical and more minimally-invasive option, endovenous ablation may be a good solution. In this procedure a very tiny catheter is inserted into the knee and into a problem vein. A fiber that emits radiofrequencies is funneled inside the entire length of the vein. This causes it to seal which allows for the redirection of blood and nutrients to other healthy ones.
- Pick a quality doctor with experience.
If you have to have surgery and all other options have been exhausted, take your time finding the proper doctor to conduct the surgical procedure. A quality doctor will be well credentialed and have plenty of general medical experience but will have special training and specialization in the treatment of vascular diseases. Ideal doctors will have plenty of experience working under trained specialists and cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons as well as have numerous published articles and research in related fields. Overall, you want someone who has the experience to make sure your treatment starts and ends as easily as possible.
- Support staff.
Many people overlook the importance of a high quality and helpful staff. There is nothing worse than having a procedure and being left with questions and concerns and having no ability to contact or reach your doctor or nurse for help. High quality treatment centers make sure their staff are well-trained, knowledgeable, friendly, and able to assist you with your recover needs after your surgery. This makes all the difference in having a wonderful experience that you can easily recover from, or having a horrendous one filled with complications. Do not overlook the importance of a well-organized organization staffed with great people.
Use these three tips the next time you are deciding on a treatment center.