When it comes to selecting a vein center, you want to make sure you’re getting the right care and information for your particular needs. Asking the right questions will help you find the perfect vein specialist for your specific situation – and ensure you get the best treatment possible.
What types of treatments do you specialize in?
It is important to understand the types of treatments your potential vein specialist offers. Find out if they specialize in sclerotherapy, EVTA, venaseal, and/or endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) as these are the industry-standard procedures for treating varicose veins and spider veins. Knowing what type of treatments and procedures they offer will help you determine if this is the right vein specialist for you.
Are all vein treatment procedures done onsite?
Ask the vein center if their treatments and procedures are done onsite. While some operations may be done at an offsite location, most should be offered at the actual vein center. It is also important for any scans, evaluations, or assessments necessary for care to be performed in-house. Keeping all of these elements under one roof can give you peace of mind and provide stronger continuity of care.
What safety protocols do you have in place?
Safety is the top priority for any medical facility, especially when it comes to vein health. Make sure the vein specialist you’re leaning towards provides high-level safety protocols, such as OSHA certification, sterilization and disinfection policies, and patient privacy regulations. Ask about how the facility monitors their own equipment and any additional provisions they have in place to ensure patient comfort and protection.
Are any of the office staff specialists in the field?
Choosing a vein care center with highly trained, experienced staff is essential for quality care. Make sure to ask about who works at the center and whether any of them specialize in venous disease diagnosis and treatment. Ask about certifications, professional affiliations, continuing education courses, and any awards they may have won. Selecting a reputable vein center staffed by knowledgeable specialists is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your health will be in good hands.
Is there a dedicated ultrasound technician on staff?
Ultrasound is an important part of diagnosing venous disease, so it’s important to ask if the vein care center you’re considering has a dedicated technician on staff who specializes in ultrasound scanning. A qualified specialist should be knowledgeable about how to use the equipment to get a clear and precise readout, as well as identify any underlying issues. They should also be familiar with both traditional and advanced screening techniques such as air plethysmography, reflux analysis and color flow duplex imaging.
Are they a dedicated vein center?
St. Johns Vein Center is a dedicated vein treatment center. We are accredited by the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) both as a Vein Center and provider of Vascular Testing. Trust your varicose and spider vein treatment with our staff of dedicated vein specialists and interventional radiologists.