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Find A Board Certified Venous & Lymphatic Physician To Treat Your Varicose Veins!

Find A Board Certified Venous & Lymphatic Physician To Treat Your Varicose Veins!

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

office-01.jpgThere are currently more than 80 million people suffering from venous disease in the United States alone. Vein diseases like varicose and spider veins are often thought of as solely cosmetic concerns, but the truth is that without treatment they can lead to continued side effects and severe problems. Symptoms like pain, fatigue, and swelling are common, and in more serious situations patients can develop Edema (an excess of watery fluid collecting in the leg tissue), Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots in the leg), and even venous ulcers.

Many different types of physicians now offer treatment for vein diseases, but unless a doctor meets certain qualifications, their patients seeking relief are at risk for receiving inadequate treatment. A patient’s best option is to consult a vein expert, a Board Certified venous and lymphatic physician with experience in ultrasonography. 

Board Certification for venous and lymphatic medicine comes directly from the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). This certification ensures that a physician has undergone specialized training to identify the root causes of an individual patient’s vein disease, properly diagnose their symptoms, and perform the most effective procedures based on their individual circumstances. Additional certification in ultrasonography is important because it means they have been properly trained and certified to perform a Doppler Duplex ultrasound, the key diagnostic tool used to diagnose vein disease.

Patients seeking treatment for vein disease should also look into the number of successful treatments a physician has performed, which treatments they offer, and testimonials from their patients. These credentials signify a physician's extensive knowledge and specialized skills in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. If you find yourself experiencing symptoms of varicose or spider veins, why go to anyone else? 

 

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Seeking Relief from a Board Certified Vein Specialist 

At Illinois Vein Specialists, we care just as much about the medicine and the specialized practice of Phlebology (the treatment of vein and lymphatic disease) as we do our patients. We focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois.

We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins — find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic physician.

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