With treatments for varicose veins advancing every day, it’s important to seek a second opinion before you make a final decision. We’ll walk you through some of the reasons here.

Venous insufficiencies are some of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, but luckily, they’re relatively easy to treat. However, because there are so many treatments available for vein-related issues, it’s important to seek a second opinion to ensure you are pursuing the best possible option for your unique circumstance. Here are some reasons you should speak with another provider before treating your varicose veins.

Confirming Your Diagnosis

As emerging technologies continue to mature, patients with a chronic venous insufficiency have more treatment options than ever. However, as with any disease or disorder, the appropriate course of treatment will depend on your unique circumstances and the severity of your condition. Since some conditions are more difficult to diagnose, and many doctors prefer specific treatments, it’s important to seek multiple opinions in order to make the best possible decision.

Expanding Your Options

Many doctors still recommend outdated treatments such as invasive surgical procedures or vein stripping, which have long since been replaced with safer, minimally invasive alternatives. Other providers might recommend lifestyle changes or medication instead of a procedure, which can be an equally effective course of treatment for some patients.

Finding the Right Provider

Schedule an appointment with Vascular Surgeon Dr. Andrew Hearn. Dr. Hearn has 20 plus years of experience as a vascular surgeon and is devoted to the complexities of venous disease. He is highly knowledgeable about the latest and most advanced noninvasive treatment options available for the effective treatment of vein disease.

At The Vein Center of Cincinnati, our experienced and dedicated team is well-versed in all of the latest vein therapies and procedures. We understand that patients with chronic venous insufficiencies have a wide assortment of treatments available. During your consultation, Dr. Hearn will take the time to help you understand the underlying cause of your discomfort, explain your treatment options, and then guide you through every step of your procedure and recovery. Call our office today at (513) 232-2400, you’ll be glad you did!

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