Varicose Vein Treatment
A comprehensive consultation process will precede the treatment for varicose veins. At the time of the consultation, the dermatology expert will inform the patient about all aspects of varicose vein procedure, the available techniques, and discuss the most effective and appropriate treatment options.
The patient should feel free to ask questions during the consultation, and make a final decision only after they are completely satisfied on all accounts. Board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III provide varicose vein treatment to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Key Questions to Ask
The patient should preferably note the questions in advance and carry the list to the office of the dermatologist for the varicose veins consultation. This will make the initial consultation process more effective and ensure that none of the important questions is missed out.
Are you board certified in dermatology?
Not every dermatologist has a board certification in dermatology. When a patient chooses a board certified dermatologist, they are automatically assured that the treatment provider would have undergone a certain minimum number of years of training specifically in the area of dermatology. The board certification is awarded to a limited number of dermatologists after a rigorous selection process.
A board certified dermatologist will typically invest in high quality standards and best practices, adopt cutting edge techniques, and follow the latest safety protocols. Their goal will be to deliver the best possible results through the use less invasive and more targeted varicose vein treatments, combined with personalized care and attention to every patient.
Which technique would you recommend for the treatment of my varicose veins?
Traditional techniques to treat varicose veins include vein stripping and vein surgery. However, these are highly invasive treatment options, involving more discomfort and a higher risk of complications. Dr. Nugyen and Dr. Hughes recommend less invasive and more effective techniques to treat varicose veins, which include endovenous laser ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy.
The dermatologist will explain the pros and cons of each treatment option and discuss the suitability of a procedure according to the patient’s condition of veins and their personal preference. With innovative techniques, it is possible to minimize discomfort and risk, and improve the final outcomes in the treatment of varicose veins.
What are the risks, complications and costs involved?
The dermatologist should clearly apprise the patient of the potential risks and complications associated with a varicose vein procedure. They should also inform the patient about the estimated costs involved in order to help them make a well-considered decision.
The patient should objectively evaluate the costs and risks against the potential aesthetic as well as health benefits of varicose vein treatment. The cost of procedure should be compared in the context of the type of technique used, the level of personalized care and service, and the skill and expertise of the treatment provider.
When can I resume my normal routine?
Recovery in case of varicose vein treatment can vary from one patient to another, but with laser technique or ambulatory phlebectomy, the recovery time will be minimal. Experienced dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other cities and towns in the fantastic Lone Star State for varicose veins.
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