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Finding the Correct Specialist to Treat Your Veins

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD | May 28, 2013 4:47:51 PM

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-693" alt="Doctor Search " src="×300.jpg” width=”199″ height=”300″ srcset=”×300.jpg 199w,×375.jpg 250w, 298w” sizes=”(max-width: 199px) 100vw, 199px” />Vein problems are the most common cause of leg symptoms in this country. Almost all vein problems can be treated successfully as an outpatient. However, not all physicians are equipped with the knowledge about Venous Disease and the modern techniques to treat Venous Disease.

There has been an explosion in recent years in the body of knowledge in this field. The American Board of Phlebology was founded in 2007 in recognition of this fact. There has been a Board Certification Exam in Phlebology [Vein Care] since 2008.

The Need for Specialist Treatment

Many different kinds of procedures are used to treat venous diseases. In addition to modern innovations like Vein Wave, endovenous laser ablation and compression therapy, there are other more direct options that take surgical approaches, such as ambulatory phlebectomy.

Each method is markedly unique, and this means that they all generate different results. Some treatments are more effective with certain underlying vein conditions than they are with others. As such, it’s important to find a board certified vein specialist who can perform an expert assessment of your specific case in order to match your treatment method up to your medical condition.

What Does Board Certification Mean?

Phlebologists, or medical professionals who specialize in vein care and vein treatment, are certified under the auspices of the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh). This board was established in 2007, and it ensures that the practitioners who treat vein issues maintain high care standards.

In addition to passing an initial examination and completing medical training or otherwise gaining professional experience, those doctors who wish to maintain their board certification credentials must meet continuing medical education requirements. These phlebologists are assessed on their professional standing, their commitment to self improvement and their expertise.

Phlebologists who fail to adhere to these rigorous standards may have their certifications suspended, and becoming certified is completely voluntary. These factors make American Board of Phlebology [ABPh] certification a good indicator of a practitioner who has the professional knowledge and expertise needed to help recognize and overcome your vein issues.

Hallmarks of Better Medical Treatment

Board Certification has always be a hallmark of specialty excellence in medicine, indicating to all that the physician has spent extra time and training in a particular specialty and has passed a rigorous exam in the field.

Always use ABPh certification as a hallmark in choosing a specialist who can help you overcome your vein issues. It is always better to start off on the right foot when it comes to choosing any medical specialist; and this includes the treatment of vein disorders.

Visit [Five Star Vein Institute] to schedule a medical consultation with Robert Ruess MD, certified by the American Board of Phlebology.


Topics: Medical Advice, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Varicose Veins Treatment, Vein Disease

Written by Robert W. Ruess MD