The first doctor you visit when you have questions about varicose veins very well might be your general practitioner, who probably is not a vein doctor.
When your doctor sees bulging and discolored veins, bruising and bleeding near your ankles and hears that you feel soreness or heaviness in your leg, he or she is going to send you to another kind of physician, one who specializes in diagnosing and treating varicose veins.
That’s because vein disease, like many other diseases, requires special knowledge to treat. And diagnosis is best done by a vein doctor who regularly performs specialized vein treatment procedures.
Dr. Alex Afshar has extensive training in the study of vein disease known as phlebology. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins, spider veins, hemorrhoids and other types of vein disease and is a member of the American College of Phlebology, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Afshar will conduct a careful examination of your symptoms, ask questions about how you feel, and help you decide how to treat any signs of disease.
Modern treatment of varicose veins involves procedures that are done by a vein doctor, in the office and allow the patient to return to normal activities the next day. You want a vein doctor who has performed those treatments frequently and consistently.
Do you have questions about varicose veins? Schedule an appointment at the Vein Institute of Connecticut to get answers.