What Is a Vein Specialist?

When you need help with unsightly veins, you may consult your family doctor or internist.

But there’s only so much a general practitioner (GP) can do. Without the specialized training and experience that comes from dealing with visible veins on a daily basis, most doctors can’t reach a definitive diagnosis or prescribe effective treatment.

Another obstacle to getting your veins treated is that you may think they represent a purely cosmetic issue that you can cover up with makeup or clothing. Since your swollen veins aren’t causing any physical pain, you may believe they can’t be anything serious. Unfortunately, that’s not always a safe assumption; sometimes visible veins on your skin are signs of an underlying medical issue that needs medical attention.

That’s Why You Need a Specialist

A doctor who specializes in the problems and diseases of your veins has the knowledge, skills and equipment to determine what’s happening to create those bulging, unsightly veins in your legs, arms, face hands or feet. Finding and choosing the right vein specialist in northern New Jersey means finding a doctor you can trust. Visit the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey, where all your questions about your veins are answered.

Dr. Dmitry Gorelik helps you understand if you’re suffering from varicose veins or spider veins. He can do the tests — such as a duplex ultrasound or a venograph — to learn if there’s anything serious about your visible veins. Then he can make a correct diagnosis and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs, desires and budget.

What Sets a Vein Specialist Apart?

A vein doctor, also called a phlebologist, is an M.D. who has undergone additional medical training. He’s also done extensive field work during a targeted internship and residency. By the end of the training, a specialist intimately understands the circulatory system, including:

  • How veins function
    The intricate correlation between the lymphatic and circulatory systems
  • What causes veins to swell, turn color and cause pain
  • All the different vein conditions
  • The newest vein treatments

After the training, a specialist can easily and accurately assess the difference between varicose veins and spider veins. He can recommend the most appropriate procedure to remedy them, suggesting treatments that improve your health and your appearance. Dr. Gorelik is triple board certified — in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology — so he’s not only a capable vein specialist, but he looks at the big picture while addressing your specific goals.

Where Vein Specialists Get Their Training

After undergraduate college, medical school, an internship, residency and fellowship, a specialist needs to stand for board certification and apply for a license in the state he practices in. But certification lasts only 10 years. Doctors, GPs and specialists alike often have to take continuing education (CE) credits to remain up-to-date and certified.

Many vein doctors turn to the American Vein and Lymphatic Society for a cutting-edge education in the field of venous diseases. Doctors gain insight by being exposed to the most current tools and techniques in preventing and treating vein conditions, such as:

The American Venous Forum’s core mission is the advancement and promotion of venous and lymphatic health. Doctors learn from evidence-based knowledge, presented by the leading authorities in the field of venous and lymphatic diseases from around the world.

When You Should Seek a Varicose Vein Specialist

Women suffer more from problem veins than men do. But neither has to put up with problem veins when there are painless, proven and effective vein treatments available. Seek treatment from a board certified vein specialist, especially if you’re also experiencing secondary symptoms, such as:

  • Pain or discomfort from your veins
  • Swollen limbs, hands or feet
  • A burning or throbbing sensation in your legs
  • Skin around your veins that’s turning colors
  • Itchiness around your swollen veins
  • Cramps in your legs
  • A heaviness or sluggishness in your legs

Untreated, vein problems can lead to more serious consequences. Varicose veins can turn into chronic venous insufficiency. If you develop a deep vein thrombosis, that means you’ve got a dangerous blood clot that represents a serious medical condition. Ulcers can form and lead to even more infections. Don’t wait until you have a serious problem. If you notice visible veins anywhere on your body, seek the advice of specialist.

Choosing Your Vein Specialist

In addition to the extensive training and experience, choose a vein doctor who listens to your concerns. If, for example, your cosmetic issues are the most worrisome issue surrounding your veins, you need a doctor who understands and offers solutions to completely obliterate those unsightly veins and provide guidance for how to prevent any future problems.

At the Varicose Vein Center of New Jersey, you’re treated respectfully by the entire staff whose only concern is your comfort and satisfaction in the results. While insurance may cover medically necessary vein treatments, coverage rarely extends to treatments for purely cosmetic reasons. Your NJ vein specialist also offers flexible payment plans and options to ensure that you receive all the personal attention you need.

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