Here’s What it Means to be a Varicose Vein Specialist

A varicose vein specialist or phlebologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders and their associated conditions, such as spider veins, varicose veins, venous stasis ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.

In addition to completing a 4-year undergraduate degree program, 4 years in medical school, and then residency training, a specialist vein doctor must complete even further training for his unique branch of medical education.

Traditionally, varicose veins were treated by general surgeons. However, in 2005 the American Medical Association approved phlebology as a medical specialty, and the American Board of Phlebology was created in 2008 to certify these varicose vein specialists.

This designation and credentialing as a medical specialty is significant, as the highly competent physician is the one who has seen and provided the diagnosis and treatment for your very specific condition, over and over. Of course, when you are considering treatment for your varicose veins or spider veins, you’ll want the most highly qualified doctor.

In the past, these general surgeons provided only highly invasive surgical remedies for varicose vein removal or for the removal of smaller spider veins. Now, along with modern technological advances, specialist vein doctors can offer new options to replace old-fashioned surgical methods. For those who are experiencing varicose or spider veins and who would like a non-surgical option, there are two highly-effective treatments to consider, sclerotherapy for varicose veins and endovenous laser ablation.

Dr. Alex Goldman, from the Goldman Vein Institute is a double board-certified varicose vein specialist doctor who is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders and their associated conditions. He offers both sclerotherapy for varicose veins and endovenous laser ablation treatment options.

Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.

If you would like more information regarding vein disorders and choosing the right varicose vein specialist for your treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations: Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at

At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.

With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.

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