How to Find the Best Vein Doctor California?
Vein disease is a serious circulatory disorder — also known as chronic venous insufficiency — in which your vein valves collapse and blood accumulate in your leg veins. When this happens, the accumulated blood pushes against your vein walls, leading to the formation of spider veins and varicose veins.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a common condition but it’s extremely under-diagnosed because its initial symptoms resemble signs of aging like leg heaviness, restless legs syndrome, and frequent leg cramps. Furthermore, some vein doctors simply treat the surface symptoms and spider veins without diagnosing the root cause of the symptoms.
That’s why it’s crucial to find the best vein specialist in your location. People living in thriving cities like San Diego are even more likely to suffer from vein disease because they lead relatively sedentary lives that include long periods of sitting or standing still, which can lead to the accumulation of blood in your leg veins.
When looking for the best vein doctor California, you should consider the following:
- Look for board-certified vein doctors so you can be assured of their level of skills and expertise.
- The vein doctors should have a strong educational background.
- Look for vein doctors who only provide minimally invasive treatments for vein disease because surgeries are complex, relatively ineffective, and risky.
- Finally, you should look for a California vein center that’s equipped with the latest technologies and devices necessary for the latest minimally invasive vein treatments.
Dr. Billy Schoenfield and Dr. Carly Guthrie are two of the best varicose vein doctors in California. They’re both highly-qualified board-certified vein doctors who serve as co-directors of VIP Medical Group’s Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego, California. Dr. Schoenfield has treated thousands of patients successfully and Dr. Guthrie is one of the leading interventional ultrasonographers in the country.
Located in La Jolla, just outside San Diego, and close to the Westfield UTC Shopping Center, our vein center is one of the most accessible clinics in California. For more information, meet Dr. Schoenfield or Dr. Guthrie today.
Is Varicose Veins Surgery Painful?
To put it shortly, varicose veins surgery is painful and unnecessary.
In the past, the only way to treat varicose veins and vein disease was to consult a vascular surgeon. You would be admitted to a hospital for complicated vascular surgeries like vein ligation and venous bypass surgery — procedures that caused post-procedural pain and discomfort, had a relatively low success rate, and had a high risk of complications like infections and deep vein thrombosis.
However, thanks to modern vein care and advanced technologies, varicose vein surgery is no longer your only option. In fact, it’s actively discouraged.
Vein doctors now recommend minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures like sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and VenaSeal. During these procedures, the vein doctor collapses or shuts down the affected saphenous vein using heat energy, laser energy, or vein glue. This reroutes the accumulated blood to healthier veins to restore effective blood circulation to the heart.
These modern minimally invasive procedures are highly effective, cause minimal pain or discomfort either during or after treatment, are completely safe with a negligible risk of side effects, and they conclude within an hour with no downtime.
Consult the best California vein doctor to discuss which minimally invasive treatment is suitable for your needs.