When it comes to vein treatments, you should always go with a vascular specialist. Not all varicose or spider veins need to be treated, and it is extremely rare for varicose veins to lead to life-threatening problems.
A lot of so-called “vein centers” have sprung up around the country. Some of them have untrained physicians performing unnecessary or poorly performed treatments. In addition, many advertisements and “screenings” are designed to entice patients to undergo unnecessary procedures.
Vascular surgeons are the only officially recognized specialists specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the veins. Other doctors may claim to be boarded in vein treatment, but there is no officially certified specialty board for vein treatment other than vascular surgery.