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What Type Of Doctor Treats Venous Insufficiency?

What Kind Of Doctor Treats Venous Insufficiency

What Doctor Treats Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

According to WHO the number of patients with venous Insufficiency is rising by 5 percent every year, which is comparatively much higher than the percentage of people getting cured in this time period. Choosing the wrong doctor and medication are the potential causes of this scenario. Most people are not aware of the right doctors to treat venous Insufficiency. We will shed light on what type of doctors treat venous Insufficiency.

Doctors Who Can Treat Venous Insufficiency

Vein Surgery Specialists

Vein surgery specialists are certified doctors with many years of experience. They can perform minimally invasive techniques very precisely. In general, most patients suffering from such diseases require surgery for better recovery. Therefore, you need to consult a vein surgery specialist for the treatment of these serious diseases.

They can help you with minimally invasive processes and timely disease treatment. A doctor becomes certified as a venous insufficiency surgeon after ten years of experience. Therefore, venous Insufficiency surgeons are considered the best for treating vascular diseases.

Vein Specialist

Vein specialists are in the same arena as vascular surgeons. But they don’t conduct surgery. Venous specialization is a broad branch with several vein-related studies under one roof. So, they are experts in treating artery and vein-related diseases.

Doctors coming under vein specialists have immense experience treating venous disorders and have undergone rigorous training during their practice. That’s why doctors in this group are the common point of contact for patients suffering from venous Insufficiency. However, vein specialists are not approved to conduct venous surgery, but they can carry out cosmetic practices to improve venous flow.


Phlebology is a specialized course for treating vein-related diseases. Doctors who have completed 24 months of residential phlebology practice are certified phlebologists. Doctors in this category can treat preliminary stages of venous failure and similar diseases like varicose veins, venous reflux, and cardiac problems.

However, phlebologists are not considered the best for emergency cases and critical situations. They can be a good point of contact for primary consultation and regular follow-ups. However, phlebologists are not certified to conduct invasive procedures, so their treatment capability is limited. So, if you have already been getting treatment from a specialist, you can consider consulting with a phlebologist for follow-up treatment. But in emergencies, it is better to consult expert venous insufficiency doctors.

What Type Of Doctor Treats Venous Insufficiency

Internal Medicine Doctors

“Internal medicine” is an umbrella term that covers emergency medicine, venous insufficiency treatment, cardiology, artery-related diseases, and many more. Doctors have specialized in internal medicine, which is considered the best for emergency treatment and operative care. Most specialized doctors belong to the internal medicine department of a hospital and, therefore, play a vital role in treating venous insufficiency diseases.

Internal medicine doctors are certified to conduct critical surgeries and can help patients recover from traumatic conditions. They can provide expert assistance and consultation for severe situations like the final stage of varicose veins, cardiac failures, venous rupture, and many more disorders. However, internal medicine doctors only treat patients above 18, which can be considered the only limitation here.


Dermatologists are not directly involved in treating venous Insufficiency. But, their assistance is required in several cases. Vascular diseases can cause skin-related changes. To treat such conditions, collaboration with an expert dermatologist is required to treat vascular diseases.

They can help manage skin complications during vascular Insufficiency by conducting minimal invasive techniques and prescribing essential medications. However, their role is limited to assisting with typical skin changes and disorders during venous Insufficiency. They are not certified doctors for treating vascular diseases.

Interventional Radiologist

Intravenous radiologists’ contribution to treating venous insufficiency disorders is indispensable. Their expertise in conducting CT scans, MRI, and endogenous examinations helps doctors address venous Insufficiency in patients. Expert interventional radiologists can provide essential guidance for conducting invasive procedures and assist vascular surgeons in treating critical cases.

Furthermore, radiologists can also perform endovenous laser therapy and sclerotherapy to detect the ruptured valves and the cause of venous Insufficiency. However interventional radiologists are not directly involved in treating vascular diseases. However, their collaboration is still essential for the real-time treatment of venous Insufficiency.

A Guide To Choose The Right Doctors Who Treat Venous Insufficiency

Selecting the right doctor and hospital is crucial. Choosing the wrong doctor can lead to potential threats like inappropriate treatment and severe complications. Similarly, choosing the wrong organization can elevate venous insufficiency surgery costs. Here we have some tips for selecting the perfect venous Insufficiency doctors:

  • Look for doctors who are certified by a national or state board to prescribe medication and conduct surgeries for venous Insufficiency.
  • Ask your primary healthcare advisor to provide references for the best venous insufficiency doctors in the city. References can help find trustworthy and experienced doctors with a good records.
  • For any kind of treatment, trust only in reputed and experienced doctors and hospitals. Check the reviews on Google and other sources for confirmation.
  • Analyze the organization’s history before opting for surgery or invasive techniques.
  • Enquire at the city’s top hospitals and create a list of the best venous Insufficiency doctors.
  • Choose a doctor who can seamlessly coordinate with you and understand your issues. A good patient-doctor relationship will ensure trustworthy treatment.
  • Consult not many but a few good doctors before making any decision. Analyze their advice and opt for the best treatment option.

Final Words

In summary, choosing the right doctor for the treatment of venous insufficiency is critical. However, the selection also depends on the stage of illness, symptoms, and requirements of the patient. However, proper guidance is typically required during such conditions. If you are suffering from any such conditions, feel free to consult with the Advanced Medical Group. We have 25+ years of experience in treating venous Insufficiency. Choose the right doctor today to eliminate any kind of risk in the future.

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