A vascular specialist or vein expert specializes in treating blood vessels and veins. This specialty requires more knowledge about the circulatory system than other specialties, as it deals with the blood flow within the body. Ariel Soffer MD, FACC vascular specialist, deals with heart, blood pressure, and circulation problems.
Here are conditions that vascular specialist/vein expert treats.
What conditions does a vascular specialist/vein expert treat?
These specialists diagnose and treat several conditions, including;
Varicose veins-These is the most common type of vein disease, and a vascular specialist/vein expert can treat them. When varicose veins are treated early, they can be prevented from getting worse or even becoming hemorrhoids.
Aneurysms (weak spots in blood vessels)- An aneurysm is a bulge that develops in the wall of a blood vessel and can rupture without warning. This can cause bleeding into various areas of your body and sometimes cause tissue death if not detected quickly enough by a vascular specialist/vein expert.
Blood clots-A blood clot is a piece of damaged, dead tissue that can form in a vein or artery. When this happens, it can block the blood flow to your heart and other vital organs. Blood clots can cause dangerous complications if they break free and travel through your bloodstream to your lungs or brain.
Vascular disease-Vascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with CKD. It occurs when arteries, veins, or capillaries become inflamed-either from an infection like sepsis or bacterial endocarditis, or an autoimmune disorder. The inflammation causes blood vessels to become narrowed or restrictive, making it harder for blood to flow through them. This increases pressure within the arteries and veins, damaging tissues and organs such as the kidneys, heart, and brain. A vascular specialist can help address this problem.
Spider veins- These are also called varicose veins or superficial venous insufficiency. They are dilated superficial veins that appear as small, thread-like streaks on the skin. They can occur anywhere on the body but tend to be most common on the legs and feet. Spider veins are common in people with other vascular problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Spider veins do not cause pain or discomfort and do not usually require treatment. However, if spider veins cause you problems such as pain, your doctor may refer you to a vascular specialist to prevent the appearance of more spider veins and control the pain.
Heart disease- According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 American adults will develop heart disease during their lifetime, and more than half will have at least one attack. If you develop any signs of heart disease, it is recommendable that you seek the services of a vascular specialist.
A vascular/vein specialist is a physician, a real expert in the field of vein disorders. These specialists deal with vein disease and related problems. Their job is to find an answer to specific problems that patients have to suggest an adequate treatment. The treatments available to treat vein problems vary depending on the disease and its severity. They may include lifestyle modifications, medications, lasers, catheter-based procedures, or surgical correction. Reach out to Soffer Health Institute to determine the best treatment option for you.