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The Number One Reason Women Should see a Varicose Vein Specialist

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The Number One Reason Women Should see a Varicose Vein Specialist

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Dr. Stephen Rivard


venous_ultrasoundVein treatments are offered by a number of practices in various specialities ranging from dermatologists to plastic surgeons; however, the importance of finding right doctor could not have a better reason than this - a recent study reveals that 1 out of every 7 women are having the wrong varicose vein treatment. In fact, for women who have had children this number increases to 1 out of every 5. With the rapid increase in the number of clinics and hospitals offering cut-price treatments for varicose veins, it is anticipated that these numbers will continue to grow over time.

A recent study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery has demonstrated an inherent failure for doctors unfamiliar with venous and lymphatic medicine to check for underlying causes of varicose veins - particularly in the pelvic region - before treating leg veins. The lack of proper training and ability to understand the root cause of such a disease is a major contributing factor in why women find that their varicose veins return even after treatment.

Understanding the dynamics of proper venous disease treatment can prevent vein recurrence, but requires treating the problem at its source. For example, varicose veins in women often arise as a result of pelvic venous insufficiencies that feed blood in the legs. If these pelvic veins are not treated, the varicose veins in the legs will cost likely come back later on. By using an ultrasound, a certified vein specialist will be able to make the correct diagnosis, allowing for the patient to receive the best possible treatment plan - and treat all of the varicose veins.


Our Philosophy. Find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.

At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. We 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 Doctor (formerly known as Phlebologist).

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