Varicose veins can be a source of genuine physical and emotional discomfort. The good news is there are several safe, effective and lasting ways to get rid of unsightly and painful varicose veins without surgery. The bad news is that many marginally-trained “experts” have popped up to address the growing demand for these procedures. A weekend course does not make someone an expert, especially when it comes to medical treatment.
You’ve seen their ads: FREE VEIN SCREENING! and other come-ons designed to lure you in. These are usually the same practitioners who have patients lie down for their leg vein ultrasound exams, which is something only a novice would do. Is this person truly qualified to be performing a specialized medical procedure? And if they do a poor job, are they capable of providing a remedy? Anyone who is using your case as part of a learning curve isn’t someone to whom you should entrust your health and safety.
Don’t be lured into getting unnecessary procedures.
You should know that most varicose veins DO NOT require invasive treatment. Most leg symptoms, including those caused
by mild reflux, can be treated using simpler, safer (and cheaper) methods. Many practitioners mislead patients in this regard.
In fact, we frequently see patients who have had work done by other local physicians that was completely unnecessary.
At RAO’s Center For Vascular Health, we have been safely and successfully treating varicose veins with endovascular laser treatments and phlebectomies for more than a decade, providing many hundreds of patients with greater comfort and confidence.
Your varicose vein examination, consultation and procedure will be performed by one of our experienced, Board Certified interventional radiologists – medical doctors with an additional six or more years of specialized training – so you can be assured that your treatment will be the right one for your particular condition and performed with advanced skill, care and
When you’re ready to enjoy legs that look and feel younger, give us a call or email us. We are happy to answer any
questions you may have.
Center for Vascular Health
Center for Vascular Health Practitioners:
Rolando E. Prieto, MD • David C. McKay, MD • Caleb R. Rivera, MD • Kareem I. Bohsali, MD • John Scales, MD • Phil Berardi, PA