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Do I have to see a specialist to get a laser treatment of leg veins ordered?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Leg veins

Laser treatments for the legs are deemed usually cosmetic and are not covered by insurance.
Seeing a vein specialist, vascular surgeon as well as a cosmetic medicine specialist can take care of your problems.

In brief: Leg veins

Laser treatments for the legs are deemed usually cosmetic and are not covered by insurance.
Seeing a vein specialist, vascular surgeon as well as a cosmetic medicine specialist can take care of your problems.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Leg vein treatment

As dr. Patel said, you should see a specialist who would actually recommend and perform the treatment that is best suited to your needs.

In brief: Leg vein treatment

As dr. Patel said, you should see a specialist who would actually recommend and perform the treatment that is best suited to your needs.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

A specialist that is best qualified to treat varicose veins & other vein diseases is a board-certified vascular surgeon.
They are the only vein specialist that has formal fellowship training in vein surgery & vein interventions. They have undergone 7 years of university surgery training. Make sure they are board-certified in vascular surgery & check their reputation with you primary doctor first.

In brief: YES

A specialist that is best qualified to treat varicose veins & other vein diseases is a board-certified vascular surgeon.
They are the only vein specialist that has formal fellowship training in vein surgery & vein interventions. They have undergone 7 years of university surgery training. Make sure they are board-certified in vascular surgery & check their reputation with you primary doctor first.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your doctor

Can order venous insufficiency ultrasound.
If abnormal then you can be referred to a vein specialist to discuss your treatment options. Evlt not always best option.

In brief: Your doctor

Can order venous insufficiency ultrasound.
If abnormal then you can be referred to a vein specialist to discuss your treatment options. Evlt not always best option.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: See a specialist.

Veins are treated by many specialists including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and phlebologists or vein specialists.
Since 2008 the am. Board of phlebology has a board certification with the designation diplomate of the am.Board of phlebology. I would recommend that you see either a diplomate of this board or a vascular surgeon with interests in vein care.

In brief: See a specialist.

Veins are treated by many specialists including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and phlebologists or vein specialists.
Since 2008 the am. Board of phlebology has a board certification with the designation diplomate of the am.Board of phlebology. I would recommend that you see either a diplomate of this board or a vascular surgeon with interests in vein care.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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