#1. Look for vein doctors near your location
When looking for vein doctors, you should focus on vein centers near your location. Thanks to recent advancements in vein care and technology, vein disease and varicose veins can be treated with minimally invasive procedures that conclude within an hour with no downtime. You can essentially complete your treatment during your lunch break and resume your daily activities — no need to find the extra time or take a day off. But you can only avail of that benefit if your vein doctor is near your home or place of work.
If you’re in Long Island, you can find some of the most accessible vein doctors at our state-of-the-art vein centers in Long Island. We have highly-accessible vein centers in West Islip, Jericho, and the Hamptons. The following are the locations of our vein centers in Long Island:
- Vein Center in West Islip: 500 Montauk Highway, Suite G, West Islip — right on the border of Suffolk County and Nassau County, a few minutes from the southern state parkway.
- Vein Center in Jericho: 350 Jericho Turnpike Suite 1A, Jericho — right off the Long Island Expressway and the northern state parkway.
- Vein Center in the Hamptons: 225 W Montauk Highway Suite 3, Hampton Bays.
Please schedule an appointment to find your nearest vein doctor in Long Island.
#2. Look for vein centers with 5-star ratings
You must look for vein centers with unanimous 5-star ratings and reviews from patients. If a vein center has perfect ratings, you can rest assured that the vein doctors follow excellent standards of patient care and maintain a good track record.
Long Island Vein Center has perfect ratings and excellent testimonials from patients. One of our recent patients wrote the following:
“Dr. Arnold did a great job on my legs. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner and always took his time, never rushed. On a number of occasions, he checked on me personally to make sure after the procedure all was well and to ask if I had any questions. His staff is always kind and friendly and they were helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. I highly recommended Dr. Arnold and this vein center.”
#3. Look for board-certified vein doctors
You should look for board-certified vein doctors near your location. The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine only recognizes the country’s top 1% of vein doctors for their contributions to vein care. When working with board-certified vein doctors, you can rest assured that your treatment will be handled by vein specialists with advanced training and experience. Some inexperienced vein doctors treat spider veins and varicose veins without addressing the root cause of the problem, which leads to a high risk of complications.
Long Island Vein Center is led by highly-skilled, fellowship-trained, and board-certified vein doctors. Our vein centers in Long Island are led by Dr. Thomas Arnold and Dr. Zalekha Shair, both of whom are vein specialists with decades of collective experience in the latest and safest minimally invasive vein treatments. Furthermore, our vein doctors always collaborate with each other to curate the ideal treatment plan for you. Consulting one of our board-certified vein doctors is like consulting with all of them.
#4. Look for vein doctors specializing in vascular imaging
You must look for vein doctors with specialized training in vascular imaging and duplex ultrasound. Vascular imaging is a diagnostic test that allows vein doctors to visualize the direction of blood flow in your leg veins. This is an essential step in the vein diagnosis and treatment process because it facilitates the diagnosis of the root cause of your vein problems — chronic venous insufficiency. If your vein doctor doesn’t administer a vascular imaging test, that’s an indication that they’re not investigating the true root cause of your vein problems.
You must find vein doctors specializing in minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments — endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, clarivein treatment, venaseal treatment, ambulatory phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy. You can go through the vein center’s official website to explore their vein treatment options. If the vein doctor offers vascular surgery instead of minimally invasive vein treatments, you should look elsewhere.
Minimally invasive vein treatments are safer, more effective, and more convenient than vascular surgery. They are safe, in-office procedures that conclude within an hour and involve no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities and work immediately. Furthermore, minimally invasive procedures have a negligible risk of complications because the vein doctor only makes a small incision on the skin’s surface. Vascular surgery should always be a last resort once all minimally invasive procedures have been tried.
#6. Look for vein doctors who help with insurance coverage and provide free insurance verification
You must look for vein doctors who provide free insurance verification. Your vein doctor must take an active interest in your ability to pay for your treatment, working with you to optimize insurance coverage and minimize your financial burden. Most varicose vein treatments are covered by insurance plans because they’re considered to be medically necessary, so there’s no reason for your vein doctor to ignore the possibility of insurance coverage.
Long Island Vein Center always provides free insurance verification. Our insurance team will actively work with you to optimize your insurance coverage and come up with means to reduce your out-of-pocket financial burden. Furthermore, we follow a strict no-surprise-billing policy, so you don’t have to worry about hidden charges after your treatment. You will receive an itemized breakdown of your vein treatment costs in advance, so you can proceed with the treatment with complete mental clarity.