A vein specialist is a term used by many practicing vein doctors with varied backgrounds similar to phlebologists. Again, it should be emphasized that vein specialists should have ABMS recognized board-certification in one of three specialties: Invasive cardiology, vascular surgery or interventional radiology to demonstrate the highest level of competency in vascular disease management. ABVLM board-certification or alternatively board certification in non-vascular specialties such as internal medicine, family medicine or dermatology do not include supervised training for endovascular procedures or its potential complications. And while modern varicose vein treatments are no longer surgical, this does not imply that a trained vascular specialist is not recommended.
Advantages of Vein Specialists
- Vein Specialists are ideally ABMS board-certified in either vascular surgery, invasive cardiology or interventional radiology
- Interventional specialties possess unique skills for minimally-invasive techniques learned during rigorous training programs
- Maintain hospital privileges for vascular procedures (Hospital accreditation for vascular medicine is based on board-certifications in ABMS-only recognized specialties)
Who Is The Best Vein Doctor By Specialty?
If you have varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency, the best vein doctor to see is an ABMS board-certified specialist with a focus on varicose vein disease. The physician you select should have specialty-specific training in vascular disease.
It’s true that not all vein doctors are vascular surgeons, however considering that vascular disease management requires a significant amount of experience and skill, we recommend you consult only with formally trained vein doctors with board certification in either vascular surgery, interventional radiology or interventional cardiology.