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Is a vascular surgeon the right specialist for vericose and spider veins?
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
MD that is best qualified to treat varicose veins & vein diseases is board-certified vascular surgeon.
They are the only vein specialist that has formal fellowship training in vein surgery.They have undergone 7 yrs of university surgery training.Any other doctor is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a certified vein surgeon. "Phlebologists" have no formal vein training.

In brief: Absolutely
MD that is best qualified to treat varicose veins & vein diseases is board-certified vascular surgeon.
They are the only vein specialist that has formal fellowship training in vein surgery.They have undergone 7 yrs of university surgery training.Any other doctor is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a certified vein surgeon. "Phlebologists" have no formal vein training.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
Large varicose veins are best treated surgically by a vascular surgeon, but small spider veins can easily be treated with injections and lasers in the office by any experienced physician.

In brief: Not necessarily
Large varicose veins are best treated surgically by a vascular surgeon, but small spider veins can easily be treated with injections and lasers in the office by any experienced physician.
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
The vast majority of the time, varicose and spider veins are best treated by a phlebologist (vein specialist).
This might be a vascular surgeon but it doesn't necessarily have to be. Because the treatment of varicose and spider veins nowadays is generally non-surgical, the best choice is the one with the most experience, whether they are a surgeon or not.

In brief: It depends
The vast majority of the time, varicose and spider veins are best treated by a phlebologist (vein specialist).
This might be a vascular surgeon but it doesn't necessarily have to be. Because the treatment of varicose and spider veins nowadays is generally non-surgical, the best choice is the one with the most experience, whether they are a surgeon or not.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Hashim Alani
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Vascular surgeon
Yes, i think so.

In brief: Vascular surgeon
Yes, i think so.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Dr. Hashim Alani
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Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes.
Vascular surgeons are trained during their fellowships and residencies to specifically treat all diseases of the arteries and veins, including varicose and spider veins.
They can offer injections, catheter ablations, and surgery if needed. They are certified by the american board of surgery, one of 24 member boards of the abms. "phlebologists" have not undergone any kind of formal training.

In brief: Yes.
Vascular surgeons are trained during their fellowships and residencies to specifically treat all diseases of the arteries and veins, including varicose and spider veins.
They can offer injections, catheter ablations, and surgery if needed. They are certified by the american board of surgery, one of 24 member boards of the abms. "phlebologists" have not undergone any kind of formal training.
Dr. Timothy Wu
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