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I have venous stasis ulcers. Which kind of physician should I see about this?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treat the cause

Although a wound care center or a vein specialist can treat your ulcer, it is important to make sure that you treat the cause (venous insufficiency) of the ulcer. Treating your vein problem will help your ulcer heal more quickly and will also help to keep it from coming back once it is healed.

In brief: Treat the cause

Although a wound care center or a vein specialist can treat your ulcer, it is important to make sure that you treat the cause (venous insufficiency) of the ulcer. Treating your vein problem will help your ulcer heal more quickly and will also help to keep it from coming back once it is healed.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr King is correct, identifcation and treatment of the underlying source is essential. There may be a component of arterial disease or a metabolic component which needs to be addressed in addition to compression therapy.
Dr. Paul McNeill
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Vascular Surgeon

A physician board certified in both vascular surgery and phlebology specializes in venous disorders and will be the most knowledable resource for your care.
You can search for a vein specialist in your area with these credentials by visiting the american college of phlebology website: http://www.Acpsite.Net/ and go to the "find a physician page".

In brief: Vascular Surgeon

A physician board certified in both vascular surgery and phlebology specializes in venous disorders and will be the most knowledable resource for your care.
You can search for a vein specialist in your area with these credentials by visiting the american college of phlebology website: http://www.Acpsite.Net/ and go to the "find a physician page".
Dr. Paul McNeill
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In brief: Venous stasis ulcer

Vein specialists who take care of all aspects of venous disease best manage venous stasis ulcers.
Treatments are supportive to help heal the stasis ulcer and also therapeutic such as endovenous ablation using EVLT, EVLA, ELVeS, VNUS Closure, Venefit, ClariVein or sclerothrapy, among others.

In brief: Venous stasis ulcer

Vein specialists who take care of all aspects of venous disease best manage venous stasis ulcers.
Treatments are supportive to help heal the stasis ulcer and also therapeutic such as endovenous ablation using EVLT, EVLA, ELVeS, VNUS Closure, Venefit, ClariVein or sclerothrapy, among others.
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care

In brief: Venous Stasus ulcer

You should see a wound care specialist in your area.
Look for the cws certification which stands for certified wound specialist. In a comprehensive wound care center, the group of professionals will provide you with information, treatment, and referral to subspecialists like vascular surgeons that specialize in veins.

In brief: Venous Stasus ulcer

You should see a wound care specialist in your area.
Look for the cws certification which stands for certified wound specialist. In a comprehensive wound care center, the group of professionals will provide you with information, treatment, and referral to subspecialists like vascular surgeons that specialize in veins.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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