Why You Should See A Board Certified Vascular Surgeon For Vein Treatment in Houston
- Treatment of veins is a highly specialized field in medicine.
- Vascular surgery is the only specialty recognized by the American Board of Specialties, in which the treatment of venous insufficiency is part of the curriculum.
- Vein Treatment involves a surgical procedure and should be performed by a surgeon.
- Vascular Surgeons are fully trained in surgical principals and patient care.
Treatment of veins is a highly specialized field in medicine. The specialists who treat veins are called vascular surgeons. Vascular surgery is the only specialty recognized by the American Board of Specialties, in which the treatment of venous insufficiency is part of the curriculum.
A Highly Specialized Field
Not all vein problems require a procedure, sometimes veins can be managed by what is referred to as conservative treatment, which involves such methods as wearing support stockings. If someone is having their veins treated, treatment involves surgical procedures. These surgical procedures are less invasive than the traditional surgical procedures. Vein stripping has been replaced by less invasive procedures such as closing veins with a laser. This new technology has revolutionized the treatment of leg veins.
The procedures are still surgical procedures; therefore, treatment of veins remains a surgical disease. Even with the advances in the understanding of treating veins, not all patients will benefit from this new technology. It takes expert judgment to determine which patients are candidates for procedures, and this judgment comes by completing training in vascular surgery.
An Emphasis on Patient Care
To become a vascular surgeon, one must first complete training in general surgery. Once the surgeon is fully trained in surgical principals and patient care, he can then proceed with further training to specialize in vascular surgery. Surgical training involves patient contact; it is during those years that the surgeon learns the meaning of responsibility and commitment to patients.
Although it may seem logical that doctors who undergo training would be in contact with patients, not all medical specialties emphasize patient care. Residencies such as pathology and radiology don’t involve actually taking care of patients. These specialists provide valuable services, by assisting the clinical doctor to better manage their patients, by reading X-rays or interpreting lab data, but are not trained in patient care. They don’t understand the concept of physician duty. They also don’t understand that when a patient makes an appointment to see a specialist that they intend to see the specialist. This is why they are likely to turn over evaluation and management of their patients to non-physicians such as physician’s assistants.
It is because of his sense of responsibility developed from his surgical background, that Dr. Bardwil meets with each of his patients each time they come to the office.
It begins with an initial evaluation, continues through any procedure, and at all follow up visits. Dr. Bardwil evaluates the patients and performs the venous duplex ultrasounds himself.
A Houston Vein Center Committed to Superior Care
Texas Vein and Cosmetic Specialists was founded by and is owned and operated by Dr. Bardwil – a board certified vascular surgeon. He has the proper training and credentials to determine if your symptoms are circulatory in nature, and whether you are an appropriate candidate to have any type of procedures performed in a vein center.
No one in Houston has more individual experience treating veins than Dr. Bardwil. He has over 31 years of experience, founded Houston’s most advanced vein practice, and built Houston’s premier vein treatment facility. He combines extensive experience with the newest technology for evaluation and treatment of vein disease.
Call Texas Vein & Cosmetic Specialists today to schedule your initial evaluation with Dr. Bardwil. You will see him at every visit, because he understands the importance of commitment and continuity of care.